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The Harbour Area

The Harbour Area

Port Vell the old port area of Barcelona was rejuvenated during the construction work for the 1992 Olympics.

The old warehouses, railway depots, silos and factories were demolished making way for open spaces, marina and visitor attractions such as the Aquarium. A wooden board walk with a swing bridge connects the La Rambla to Port Vell.

The aerial tramway glides silently over the waterway.

The tramway was built for the 1929 Barcelona World Fair.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Port Vell

Port Vell

Port Vell

There is a good walkway from Carrer de Circumvallacio, across the swing bridge - alongside the harbour side right around to the back of Port Vell where it borders Barceloneta and then across to the Barceloneta Beach. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Port of Barcelona

The Marina Area

The Marina Area

The Royal Barcelona Yacht club has its club house and berths in the marina just north of the swing bridge.

The clubs restaurant which overlooks the marina is open to the public.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Royal Barcelona Yacht Club

Carrer de Circumvallacio

Carrer de Circumvallacio

Off the Carrer de Circumvallacio is a tall pillar, over 60 m high on which a statute of Christopher Columbus sits.

After his first voyage to the Americas, Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona.

The figure of Columbus points out to sea rather than to the new world or his home town of Genoa as some contend.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Columbus Monument Barcelona

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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