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Photos of Barcelona harbour marina called Port Vell, which means 'old port' in Catalan language.

On the photo below is Barcelona World Trade Center office which is also home to 5 star Grand Marina Hotel. The right tower is the Sant Sebastian tower and the left is the Jaume I tower of the Barcelona port cable car

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Port Vell marina is home to OneOcean super-yacht marina, Barcelona aquarium, shopping mall Maremagnum and many harbour boat tours.

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El Monumento a Cristóbal Colón is the Christopher Columbus monument on Plaza Portal de la Pau. Inside you can find Barcelona's first hydraulic elevator which is still in operation. You can take the lift up to the small public viewing gallery at the top.

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Cristóbal Colón - Christopher Columbus

Barcelona Columbus Statue

Port Vell harbour and Catalonia History Museum

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View of Port Vell marina from Columbus monument with 'Edificio del Port de Barcelona' customs and port office building in foreground

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Barcelona harbour with harbour boat tours in foreground and Hotel W in background
 
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Rowing is a popular year round activity in Barcelona

Rowers in Barcelona marina in January

View of the lovely Passeig de Colum with Port Vell on right

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Moll de la Fusta - Wood wharf. The floating work of art is called 'Miraestels' which means 'star gazer'. It is a aquatic work of art by Catalan artist Robert Llimós and first exhibited in 2006. It depicts a human figure gazing at the stars holding a star behind its back.The schooner in the top left is the Barcelona maritime museum boat Santa Eulalia

Port Vell is a popular place for weekend walks

The newest part of La Rambla walking street is called 'La Rambla del Mar' which is the walkway over to the Maremagnum shopping centre in Port Vell marina. Maremagnum is the only shopping centre in Barcelona that is open on Sundays. Nearby attractions include the Barcelona Aquarium 

The bridge over to Maremagnum shopping centre

La Rambla del Mar seen from the air

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Artists market near Maremagnum shopping mall

Local artist at Maremagnum art market

Vintage roundabout outside the Barcelona Aquarium 

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Replica of "Ictineo II" which was the worlds first working submarine. It was built in 1864 in Barcelona by the Catalan inventor "Narcus Monturiol i Estarriol" who came from Figueres and was born on the same street as painter Salvador Dali. The submarine made its maiden voyage on 20th May 1865. It has currently been removed for renovation. Read more about the exciting story of Ictineo II on Wikipedia.  Another smaller submarine built by Narcus Monturiol i Estarriol is on display at the Barcelona Maritime Museum 

Reconstruction of Ictineo II , the worlds first submarine built by Narcus Monturiol i Estarriol


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