It used to be an old port, but Port Vell was turned into a modern yacht port and a commercial and entertainment center.
Before of the Olympics from 1992 that took place in Barcelona, Port Vell, a port that had been discarded, in a neglected area with empty industrial buildings, waste dumps and abandoned railway lines. In one of the most drastic urban redevelopment programs, the area was converted into a marina yacht and had faced a completely transformation becoming a great piece of recreation near the seaside. A seaside road was moved in the underground to make place for the pedestrian zone that now stretches from the Columbus monument to Barceloneta neighborhood. This area is also a great place to live in. we have our office where and we can provide this for you. Great flats for rent and sale in this amazing area near the post and the sea and not only!
A wooden pedestrian bridge, the Rambla del Mar, was built to make the connection between La Rambla and Maremagnum, a shopping complex, cinemas, bars and restaurants. Behind of the Maremagnum complex is the Barcelona´s Aquarium and the IMAX cinema.
The IMAX cinema has three projection systems: Omnimax screen, IMAX flat and IMAX 3D, for which viewers use special 3D glasses. The most important attraction of the Port Vell is the Aquarium, one of the biggest attractions of its kind in Europe. Over 6 million liters of water are hosting a wide variety of fish including 11 sharks.
Near the Maremagnum is the Aduana building, an old customs building from 1902. Also, in the same area there is a pontoon where is the new World Trade Center.
At the other end of the Port Vell can be seen a statue that captures all eyes. This is the work of Roy Lichtenstein, a 14 meters high statue is called “El cap de Barcelona” – head of Barcelona. Not a surprise that we feel like to be here!