Barceloneta – Barcelona’s Beaches
Here are five amazing things to around Barceloneta
1.) Play beach sports
You can play volley-ball and other sports on the beach, with locals or other foreigners. But the beaches are even more than that. Barcelona’s summer and Barcelona’s warm days are unique. Indeed, first of all it is really hot and second of all, it is on the beach that people realize how dynamic and lively the city is. Come, sit and wait; you’ll be amazed.
2.) Experience Barcelona’s sea food
Barcelona’s way of life – and the Spanish culture in general – are really characteristic. For example, around 2pm you may not find any shop open… It’s because they have their own way of living. Imitate the natives and go to Barceloneta in order to experience some real sea food. You can enjoy the best sea food of Barcelona in small restaurants which have a great and unique ambiance. Go and find the restaurants in Palau del Mar, they are all very good although a little bit expensive… but worth going because the quality is great!
3.) Visit the Aquarium of Barcelona
Why not spend some time at the Aquarium? You can visit the Aquarium of Barcelona, one of the best in the world, or the maritime museum near Las Ramblas. Take a look to their website because there are special discounts if you buy online or if you go with children. While making your way to this fun attraction in Barcelona, don’t miss Las Ramblas, the most emblematic boulevard of Barcelona, perfect for shopping!
4.) La Ribera Tour
If you want to discover Picasso’s love for Barcelona and understand why Barceloneta and La Ribera are the landmarks for all things Catalan, you should go on this tour. It will show you the kind of atmosphere we have here in Barcelona, our habits and also why this city was so important for Pablo Picasso.
5.) Experience night fun
At night, you can have a lot of fun (and even some time win some money!) at the best casino in Spain, in the Port of Barcelona, at the Gran Casino de Barcelona, on La Marina. After having spent a part of your evening there, have a few steps on the beach by night. It is magical.
Facts about Barceloneta
Since 1753 (which is the date of the creation of the district), Barceloneta has experienced many economic and cultural transformations especially in the 80’s when political leaders decided to modernize the neighborhood to welcome the 92’ Olympics.
In fact, Barceloneta was the fishing district of Barcelona in the 19th century, this is why its alleys are still dark and narrow, just like the streets of the Barri Gotic.
After a long day of sightseeing in the heat of Barcelona, one of the best attractions the city has to offer is its beautiful beaches. Located on the south of Barcelona, not far from Montjuïc or from Plaça de Catalunya, Barceloneta is a place where everyone wants to have a break because of its beautiful beaches and because of its charming streets typically Mediterranean”.
How to get there
Barceloneta stop (line 5). 15 minutes from Ramblas.
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
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Day and night – Night and day!
The colors, the people, the atmosphere… Everything changes according to the time when you decide to make your way to Barcelona’s beaches.
After a nice afternoon on Barcelona’s beaches, you should have a walk up Montjuic Hill. Here you will enjoy the wonderful view and spend a nice moment in the wonderful botanic garden.
The Barri Gotic, not far from the beaches, is perfect if you want to go shopping, or simply if you want to drink something or enjoy the preserved, quiet and sunny atmosphere of the neighborhood. Visit Plaça Sant Felip Neri for example, you’ll find quietness and a great restaurant there to rest.
Make your way to the Palament de Catalunya, a place truly important for Barcelona today. Firstly because Barcelona is the capital of the state, and also because Catalunya is currently trying to get its independence… This building is a place of history!
Why it’s worth visiting
- Because Barcelona’s beaches are ideal if you want to conceal an interesting visit of a beautiful city and the Spanish Farniente and way of life.
- Because this is where you are going to find the most amazing paella restaurants and sea food specialists!
- Barceloneta is not far from interesting neighborhoods and even really close to terrific attractions which will make your journey even more memorable.