La Barceloneta Walking Tour, Barcelona

La Barceloneta neighborhood was originally formed during the 18th century by fishermen and their families. Today, La Barceloneta beach is one of the most active areas of the city, both during the day and night. It is an ideal place to go for a night out, be it to have dinner in a fancy restaurant or have a drink or party until the wee hours of the morning. This self-guided tour will help you discover the historic and modern highlights of La Barceloneta.
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La Barceloneta Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: La Barceloneta Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: naomi
Parc de Barceloneta

1) Parc de Barceloneta

The Parc de Barceloneta is an open space in Barcelona that connects the Olympic Village (or the Vila Olimpica) to the Barceloneta. The park comprises many different structures and buildings. These have been created using perfect integration and precision and remind one of the history and association of this area with the gas industry of Spain.

Located towards the end of the Barceloneta district, the space opens up directly below Ronda Litoreal. The green space consists of many grassy areas and paved paths as well. The illumination and lighting used here creates a magnificent effect during the night time.

The park connects the Ronda Litoral to the beach and the walkway opens up all the way to the beach. This space is regularly used by the general public of the area for leisure and relaxation.

The park is basically divided into three main areas. The first division is the area that is built in the vicinity of an old gas tank and connects Passeig Maritim to Carrer Doctor Aiguader. The second division comprises mainly of walkways and large slopes whereas the third division is a football field. The park is a very relaxing place indeed, and is an ideal picnic spot for locals and tourists alike.
La Fábrica del Sol

2) La Fábrica del Sol

La Fabrica del Sol is a highly advanced centre for environmental education. This centre is one of its kinds, pioneering environmental studies in the Calatan city of Barcelona. It has been opened in the old Gas Factory of Barceloneta which was built in 1907. The building has been redesigned and renovated to make the area appropriate for it as an environmentally sustainable space. One of the greatest things about this centre is the fact that it is completely self sufficient and independent in terms of energy usage and consumption because it generates and produces its own power.

The building has a large number of photovoltaic cells that capture the energy trapped in the radiation of the sun, and convert it to electricity and usable power for utilizing in the centre. There are also a number of water tanks for the collection of rain water, along with a treatment plant. The building also has its very own cooling system that provide a dual mechanism of keeping the centre cool during the summer, and providing central heating during the winters.

The centre cost €1.6 million on all of its facilities and redesigning. The space has basically been built for the purpose of educating school children and allowing them to learn more about environmental studies in this one of a kind interactive centre.
Can Ramonet

3) Can Ramonet

Can Ramonet is one of the traditional restaurants of Barceloneta located in a 250 year old house. The restaurant serves mainly dishes made from freshly caught fish and seasonal country products. You can enjoy some fine world-class wine with the meal. The friendly staff will do their best for you to have a great time there.
Mercat de la Barceloneta

4) Mercat de la Barceloneta

Mercat de la Barceloneta is the biggest fresh food market in the Barceloneta neighborhood. The market was recently renovated in order to attract more consumers to buy fresh food. The modernization of the construction helped to cover 40 percent of its energy consumption by installing 180 solar panels on the roof. Here you can find also two restaurants that cook their dishes from fresh products sold in the market.
History Museum of Catalonia

5) History Museum of Catalonia (must see)

The aim of the Museu d'Història de Catalunya is to showcase the history of Catalonia and to help the community identify with their national history. It's an interactive and contemporary cultural center where history is brought to life through artifacts, documents, historical re-creations, videos, and computer programmes.

Located in a beautifully renovated 19th-century building right on the water, the museum covers the history and culture of Catalonia from pre-historic times to the present and also gives visitors a bit of insight into the Catalan national identity of today. While enjoyable for people of all ages, this is a great place if you have children. There are many interactive exhibits, such as a full set of (plastic) Medieval plate armor that kids can try on. For the adults, have a drink at the rooftop bar/restaurant for a great view of the city and waterfront.

Opening Hours:
Tue, Thu-Sat: 10am-7pm; Wed: 10am-8pm; Sun: 10am-2:30pm
Parroquia De San Miguel Del Puerto

6) Parroquia De San Miguel Del Puerto

La Parroquia San Miguel del Puerto is a Catholic church. The church was built during the same years when the neighborhood was built (1753 to 1755). From beginning of its history it served as a place of worship for the Catholic fishermen and their families. After its renovation in 1863, the church had three naves, two domes and a classical baroque style façade. In front of the church lays a quiet square with a fountain in the center; you always can see children playing there or people just having a walk around.
Plaza del Mar

7) Plaza del Mar

Plaza del Mar is a square located at the south of the neighborhood and it joins the Sant Sebastian Beach. The square is ideal for walks no matter the weather. On the square are located some of the Olympic sculptures. The most interesting one is "A Room Where It Always Rains" by Juan Munoz. Due to some technical problems the water system of the sculpture never worked, so it could be called "A Room Where Its Never Rained."
Torre Sant Sebastia

8) Torre Sant Sebastia

Standing at a spectacular length of seventy eight meters is the Torre Sant Sebastia, which is a lattice tower in Barcelona. Inaugurated in 1931, this tower is used as the terminal of the aerial tramway called Port Vell Aerial Tramway. The tramway runs from Torre Jaume I to the hill Montjuic. The tower is truly a spectacular sight to behold with its simple architecture and height.

For visitors, there is a restaurant at the top of the tower as well. Two elevators present in the tower can take visitors either to the restaurant, or the cabins which are also present at the top of the Torre Sant Sebastia.

The mastermind behind this rather unusual, yet brilliant structure is Carles Biogas. Following its construction, it underwent a renovation phase that ended in 1995. The exact architectural height of the tower is 78.40 meters. It is a prominent landmark of Barcelona and is also used as an observation tower and a suspension cableway station. It is situated in the Ciutat Vella District of the city and the exact address of this destination is Moll Nou. The Torre Sant Sebastia is a must visit for locals and visitors alike.
W Barcelona

9) W Barcelona

The W Hotel Barcelona, also popularly known as Hotel Vela, has a height of 99m, although its expected initial height was about 170 meters. It was designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. This building is part of the expansion of the southern port of Barcelona. At the time of submission the project had a sail-shaped tower that reached up to 168 meters. However, the city council forced the architect to modify the project to not alter the shape of Barcelona to be crowned by the towers of the Olympic Village. Due to its reflective glass facade the building's exterior seams to move when the sun is shining on it.

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Travel Distance: 2.0 km

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