Poblenou Walking Tour, Barcelona

Poblenou Walking Tour (Self Guided), Barcelona

Poblenou, which is Catalan for "New Village" is a delicious mixed bag of goodies that's full of striking contrasts. Modern design studios, shops and houses blend well with local traditions. The area is dubbed the "Brooklyn of Barcelona" by some, and was once an industrial heartland of factories and warehouses. Today these structures have been renovated into lofts for the upwardly mobile, art galleries and studios for artists. The buildings have retained their original shells and character, but have been repurposed for very different uses. The area draws in many tourists and its residents are a mix of nationals and foreigners from several countries. All enjoy the gentle pace of life here.

There's even a beach for them to relax on. Mar Bella Beach is an artificial beach that was created during the urban renewal projects to ready the city for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. Relax on the sands, swim in the sea and enjoy a walk on the promenade. There’s good walking, cycling and jogging to be had throughout Poblenou. A highlight of any visit to the area is the Rambla del Poblenou, a former industrial area that is now the hub of community life. Come here for the shops and bars and to see the beautiful modernist buildings. Here you will also find the Casino de l’Aliança which has been a focus of social, cultural and recreational activities since the 19th century. Running parallel to the rambla is a popular shopping street, Carrer de Marià Aguiló, one of the oldest and most delightful in the city.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Poblenou Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Poblenou Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: Xena
Carrer de Badajoz, CMT Building

1) Carrer de Badajoz, CMT Building

Avinguda Diagonal, Glòries Shopping Mall

2) Avinguda Diagonal, Glòries Shopping Mall

Avinguda Diagonal, Glòries Shopping Mall

3) Avinguda Diagonal, Glòries Shopping Mall

Rambla del Poblenou, Monumento al Doctor Trueta

4) Rambla del Poblenou, Monumento al Doctor Trueta

Rambla del Poblenou, Monumento al Doctor Trueta

5) Rambla del Poblenou, Monumento al Doctor Trueta

Orxateria El Tio Che, Rambla del Poblenou

8) Orxateria El Tio Che, Rambla del Poblenou

Rambla del Poblenou

9) Rambla del Poblenou

Parc del Poblenou

10) Parc del Poblenou

Carrer de Pere IV

13) Carrer de Pere IV

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Barcelona Introduction Walking Tour

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La Rambla Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Picasso's Barcelona Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles

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