Platja de la Barceloneta – La Barceloneta
“Nice beach situated in the heart of Barcelona !”(12 Tips)
“Love the city beach, with locals, tourists and students.”(8 Tips)
“Probably the best beach in Barcelona.”(5 Tips)
“crowded beach in Barcelona”(6 Tips)
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Very crowded during busy period. Also you will get people asking you thousand of times if you want a massage or a mojito.. But still a great place to be when you have enough of the city
Upvoted 2 days ago
More tourists come here but there’re people offer massage €10 for 15 mins. Great way to unwind after walking all day. Have some outdoor workout area as well if you fancy a workout
Upvoted 1 week ago
The most crowded beach in Barcelona due to it’s location at the Barceloneta metro stop – it’s reachable on foot in 20-30 min from center. This naturally leads to an abundance of sellers and litter.
Upvoted Mar 19
Great place to stop for a midday nap after long walking through the city. Topless or wearing clothes, doesn’t bother anybody. Early afternoons with the sun going down have an amazing atmosphere!
Beautiful beach (with 20 degree Celsius temperature in first week of January) made it a great place to shrug off winter layers & catch on Vitamin D. Tip: laze around w/ beer, watching sunset & people.
Probably my preferred place in the magic city of Barcelona. Enjoy so much running or skating along the beach. If you feel so you can rent a paddle board in one of the 2 skate shops.
Beautiful lovely beach 🏖️ nice atmosphere. The beach offers a wide variety of activities, restaurants, and bars. but the beach can be crowded and noisy. Especially on summer😕
Upvoted 2 days ago
Firstly the good points. Very clean, quality soft sand and plenty of topless for women, the bad points…. People constantly annoying you asking to sell water, beer, clothes, massage or towels.
Probably the best beach in Barcelona. Big, lovely and clean. But if u are looking for no touristy places, it would be your last choice.
Very nice beach! Can get crowded and touristy, but still a good vibe. Great beach bars!
The beach is nice to go to. You can eat and drink in bars near the beach. One very annoying part: there are a lot of guys who constantly pass by and shout:sangria, mojito,… it really annoyed me!
This is a very touristic beach, besides the crowds, you have a beautiful beach very close to the old town with many facilities.
Nice beach! Water was clean. Crowded but what do you expect in a city like Barcelona. Good locker room and place to lock your stuff up
Really love the atmosphere. nice for sun, swimming, walking, thinking… Peaceful place. Easy to park your car in the parking garage across the street. Walking distance from city center.
Great beach with warm, clear water (here in July) with no current. There’s a lifeguard and plenty of places to get cheap mojitos! Very crowded but if you don’t mind it’s great
People gather here during events. Lots of bars and cafes along the beach.
Pleasant to have swim in and great for just staring into from the sand. I appreciate the outdoor showers nearby.
Quiet during December and January and that’s the best thing about it in slow season. Perfect for a run too!
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Lovely one, don’t miss it! Full of vendors selling beers and beach stuff at an agreeable price, so no worries if you’re not well equipped 😉
Very many people there, prickly sand, rocky bottom. You should go 500 meters and you will find nice beach Nova Icària with soft sand and sand bottom. There are not so many people as on Barceloneta.
Nice beach. Amazing to be able to see that at 20 minutes walking from Placa Catalunya. Try to avoid the week end… Too busy
This beach is very rocky. I prefer the sand at some of the beaches to the north, but its vibrant and alive and people walk down the beach selling mojitos, sangria, and beer.
Love the good vibes around! Would prefer the other beaches for swimming but this is the best to hang around with friends!
Barceloneta is not a only gay beach. Its mixed. But is very gayfriendly and you can find a lot of hot guys here. Its clean and nice here.
Tons of noisy tourists, so it’s a great spot if you’re into that sort of thing! Otherwise, I’d recommend another beach!
I could stay there for a full day and would never get enough of it. Has everything you need. Now I know where Dubai beaches were inspired from.
The beach is unimpressive, but it’s worth taking a stroll or riding a bike along the boardwalk if the weather’s nice.
It’s a must in Barcelona, however this is not the best beach around. Lot of tourists, and people doing work out.
The place is packed, especially in summer months.
Even tho’ it was in November, still make you feel like swimmin! You should definitely come here and take a rest for a while as you listen to the sound of the waves
Awesome beach! Great views! Free wi-fi. Look for “W” signs for the free Barcelona council wi-fi!
No need to bring snacks/drinks. Every few minutes someone will walk by offering beer, water and even massages.
So pretty! Lovely walk along the beach. Many people selling tourist items. Wish there were less. But the beach was lovely.
Nice beach, very crowded. Vendors selling beach towels – a but of bargaining involved. I didn’t buy one but a group got it down to 7 euros
Now this is where you go if you want to get to the water. Huge beach, really quite long and cool to either chill at, go swimming, or just for a stroll.
Not as crowded as I espected it to be, nice! But don’t leave your belongings unattended, there are a lot of ‘vendors’ who try to sell you mojito’s and beer. They run away when cops are showing up.
the sea is still fairly warm in mid september and the beach is not too crowded.
Perfect beach for enjoying summer in Barcelona. Visit one of the beach bars and try Espiga beer.
A lot of partiets around all the time! Too many people, but clean enough, there are free toilets and good coffee!
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Take a walk, bike ride or longboard a long this beach in the beautiful evening sun!
The most beautiful, popular and crowded beach in Barcelona .. Full of restaurants !!
Nice to walk and good restaurants but always crowded area
One of the best urban beaches in the world, very popular and super centric but if you aren’t into hordes of tourists then click the ‘read more’ link for our free e-book about all Barcelona’s beaches. Read more
An average beach but the proximity to the city center makes it a jewel. Beware of robbers, don’t leave your belongings unattended.
A very nice walk besides the beach! There were many surfers which was odd since we visited late November.
Most famous spot for local people & even tourists through all the year.You can relax,admire modern architecture monumets,sit on the sand with icecream and watch birds on the sea.Great mix of cultures.
So beautiful beach, a lot of bars just by the beach with cool drinks. Love it!
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Barceloneta Beach Spain: The Best Guide to La Barceloneta – Offbeat Escapades
Barceloneta Beach Spain or La Barceloneta is one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city of Barcelona. This adorable seaside district is home to Barcelona’s best beaches, beautiful architecture, and delicious tapas.
Chances are if you’re headed to the city, you have most likely included Barceloneta Beach Spain or the area of La Barceloneta into your planned itinerary.
However, if you’re looking for specific things to do in Barceloneta Beach, how to get there, the history, and the best hotels to stay at nearby – then this travel guide on Barceloneta Beach Spain has got you covered.
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Barceloneta Beach Facts
How to Get to Barceloneta Beach
Things to Do in Barceloneta Beach
Budget Hotels on Barceloneta Beach
Final Thoughts on Barceloneta Beach Spain
Barceloneta Beach Facts
Overview of Barceloneta Beach Spain
Barcelona Beach or La Barceloneta is located in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.
A former fishing village, here are some Barcelona Beach Facts that you should know before going:
- Being bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona Beach Spain used to be a fishermen’s village.
- La Barceloneta, as it is today, was constructed by local residents during the 18th century. Prior to this time, it was unvisited except by fishermen.
- Barcelona Beach Spain is one of the oldest beaches in the city. Legend says it was the place that inspired Miguel de Cervantes for the battle between the Knight of the White Moon and Don Quixote.
- It is known for its sandy beaches and plethora of restaurants and bars that line its boardwalk.
- La Barceloneta comprises of four main beaches: Sant Sebastià near the iconic W Barcelona Hotel. The main beach of Barceloneta with its fine sands. Sant Miquel, the setting for the L’Estel Ferit sculpture. And Somorrostro, which is the right beside the Port Olímpic.
- The W Barcelona was first opened in 2009 and has become quite the controversial icon within Barceloneta Beach. Going to the seaside, you won’t miss its eclectic style, similar to the shape of a boat sail. It has been named one of the best hotels in Europe but also one that has been scandalized by various environmental issues.
How to Get to Barceloneta Beach
How to Get to Barceloneta Beach by Metro
To get to Barceloneta Beach Spain by metro:
- Take the Yellow Line (Metro Line 4) to Metro Stop: Barceloneta.
- If you specifically want to get to the marina area of La Barceloneta, walk straight along the street of Passeig de Joan de Borbo for 10 minutes until you see the beach.
How to Get to Barceloneta Beach by Walking
It is also possible to walk to Barceloneta Beach Spain as it’s not very far from the city center:
- From the end of La Rambla (around the area of Rambla de Santa Monica or Rambla del Mar), it takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Below is a map of the walking trail you can follow to Barceloneta Beach Spain.
How to Get to Barceloneta Beach by Bus
Although not as fast as the metro method, to get to Barceloneta Beach Spain by bus:
- Take the Bus D20, 45, 59 to Bus Stop: Almirral Cervera or Passeig Maritim.
- Alternatively, you can join the Big Ben Hop On Hop Off Bus and get off the Bus Stop: Barceloneta.
Things to Do in Barceloneta Beach
Stroll around Port Olímpic and the connected Promenade
The Port’s history dates back to the 1992 Summer Olympics, in which the structure was originally formed to accommodate. Today, it acts as a beautiful harbor to relax and enjoy the views of the sea and the sand. There is even a fish sculpture that was designed by Frank Gehry called the Piex Olímpic.
It is also connected to the rest of the promenade that lines the beach where you can walk from the port to as far as W Barcelona.
Ride the Cable Car to Montjuïc
Parc de Montjuïc is a great and unique sight in Barcelona but one of the harder places to reach. Fortunately, one can take the cable car to Montjuïc Hill.
The ride itself provides beautiful aerial views of the ocean and the entire Barcelona city. It’s a different bird’s eye as what you would normally see in places like Parc Guell.
Relax and Soak Up the Sun in Barceloneta Beach Spain
Barcelona maintains dominantly warm weather all throughout the year. Simply basking in the sun and enjoying the vibes is the best thing to do in Barcelona Beach Spain.
There are also water sports available should you choose to do so. Barceloneta Beach offers kitesurfing and windsurfing as a fun activity to engage in. Otherwise, you can do sports on your own by playing beach volleyball or football.
Admire the lines of yachts by Port Vell
The path along Port Vell offers stunning views of the lines of yachts that line the port. If you’re into the boats or photography, this spot is a winner.
Should you want to do something more than admire the yachts, Port Vell also houses the Museum of Catalan History – a museum that tells the history of the Catalan region and what makes it unique from other parts of Spain.
Check out the whimsical L’Estel Ferit
L’Estel Ferit (or the Wounded Shooting Star) is an interesting sculpture by the beach that will surely catch your eye. Barcelona is no stranger to eclectic architecture and this one lives up to its name.
It is located at the area of the Sant Miquel, where four cubes are seemingly stacked on top of each other in random order. It’s worth checking out and taking photographs of its cool structure.
Enjoy the Tapas and Drinks in Seaside Restaurants and Bars
Barceloneta Beach is home to some of the best restaurants and bars, promising a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere of the Mediterranean Sea.
Some of the noteworthy ones to look into are La Deliciosa, Santa Marta, Lal Guingueta, Escriba, Jefferson and Cal Pinxo.
Either way, whichever restaurant or bar you choose to dine within the area of Barcelona Beach Spain, we honestly think you can’t wrong with Spanish cuisine and their delicious tapas and paellas.
Walk to the W Barcelona
As mentioned, W Barcelona is one of the most iconic yet controversial buildings that can be found in Barcelona Beach Spain. With its noteworthy shape, you can’t miss it as you walk through the beach and marina area.
It’s worth checking out and coming closer to the hotel, or even dining at its beautiful seaside restaurant and partying at its rooftop club.
Discover the Old Town of La Barceloneta
Now the beachside area is not only the beautiful part of La Barceloneta, it’s also a great experience to walk around the historical town center of the district.
The streets leading up to the beach are surrounded by beautifully colored buildings with small balconies, narrow streets, and palm trees all around.
We recommend checking out Placa de la Barceloneta and Carrer de la Maquinista. These areas are full of interesting alleyways and locals flooding out of bars and restaurants especially during the early evening.
There is a sort of buzzing energy to La Barceloneta where you can see how rich and lively the culture is in this part of Barcelona.
Budget Hotels on Barceloneta Beach
If you are still looking for where to stay in Barcelona, La Barceloneta is a great neighbourhood to look into. Imagine waking up and being walking distance to the beach already. It’s one of the biggest draws to staying at this area, aside from the many great restaurants and bars that you can enjoy – whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There are many options on where to stay near Barceloneta Beach Spain and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Below we’ve compiled a list of great hotels to check out with a rate of no more than 55 euros per night for two people.
- Hostal Nuevo Colon
– Room rates for two people start at 37 euros per night.
- Hostal Nitzs Bcn
– Room rates for two people with shared bathroom start at 45 euros per night.
- Unite Hostel Barcelona
– Room rates for two people start at 55 euros per night.
- Hotel Oasis
– Room rates for two people start at 50 euros per night.
- Hostal Drassanes
– Room rates for two people start at 55 euros per night.
Final Thoughts on Barceloneta Beach Spain
So there you have it! This is the ultimate guide to visiting Barceloneta Beach Spain. From learning about Barceloneta Beach Facts, how to get to Barceloneta Beach, the best things to do in Barceloneta Beach and finally, a list of great budget hotels on Barceloneta Beach – we hope this answers any questions and doubts you had about visiting the neighbourhood.
Being so close to the city center and La Rambla, La Barceloneta is definitely a must-see for your trip to Barcelona. With its fine sands, architectural sights, great food, relaxed ambiance, and cultural historic sights – there is a an unparalleled beauty to this seaside district.
What about you? Have you been to Barcelona? Did you get to see the area of Barceloneta Beach? Let us know of your travel experiences or questions in the comments below!
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The best beach of Barceloneta (La Barceloneta) in Barcelona
The coastal area of Barceloneta in Barcelona attracts tourists with a picturesque promenade, a port with snow-white yachts and comfortable beaches. Local sights and patriarchal flavor serve as a source of positive emotions and help to get to know the city better.
Barceloneta coastal area in Barcelona.
- The history of Barcelona’s fishing district
- Modern day La Barceloneta beach
- What time of the year is best to visit
- Barceloneta beach infrastructure
- What you need to know before visiting
- Walking distance hotels
- and hotels near the beach
- Photos of La Barceloneta beach
- How to get to the beach
- By metro
- By surface public transport
- By car
- Other beaches of Barceloneta
- Sant Sebastia
- Sant Miguel
- Museum of Barcelona History of London
- Port Vell
- Joan de Borbo
- Old Church
- Barceloneta Market
- Saint Sebastian Tower
- Barceloneta Park
- Clock Tower
History of Barcelona’s fishing district
The most popular area of Barcelona.
Barceloneta (la Barceloneta, “small Barcelona”) is one of the four historic districts that form the old part of the capital of Catalonia. The quarter is located on alluvial lands, as if protecting the port from the east. Until the 18th century fishermen and sailors lived here. Then the territory came under the control of the military, who built it up with low buildings with similar facades.
Until the middle of the 20th century. Barceloneta remained an industrial area. However, the enterprises were closed, and public baths and entertainment facilities were built in their place. Before the Olympic Games in 1992, hotels, cafes and restaurants were built on the coast. Now it is a bustling tourist area that complements the look of the city.
About 16,000 people live on the territory of the modern quarter. Low old houses with a height of 3-4 floors do not block the views of the harbor to residents of city skyscrapers. The main tourist attractions are located around the perimeter of Barceloneta.
La Barceloneta beach in modern times
The cultural and equipped beach has been in the top 10 best holiday destinations in Barcelona for many years. Its length is about 1000 m, and the average width is 89 m. For safety, purity of water and golden sand, the place was awarded the Blue Flag. Athletes go jogging here in the mornings, and street musicians play in the evenings.
On holidays and weekends, the beach becomes a venue for mass events and concerts. Lively Barceloneta is a place for those who are in the mood for an active holiday.
The main features of the beach:
- free round the clock access;
- gentle entrance with gradual bottom drop;
- water temperature: in winter +13⁰С, in spring +17⁰С, in summer +25⁰С, in autumn +21⁰С;
- availability of cafes, bars, entertainment for every taste;
- powerful illumination in the evening;
- cleanliness: garbage on the shore and in the water is regularly collected and taken out.
What is the best time of the year to visit
The high season on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia lasts from mid-June until the La Merce festival, which takes place annually in the 3rd quarter of September. This is a favorable time for a beach holiday, and tourists from all over the world fill the coast of Barceloneta.
The water in the sea warms up to a comfortable temperature for swimming by the beginning of July. From mid-summer, daily thermometer readings reach +35⁰C , and in August the coolness does not come even after sunset.
Disadvantages of holidays in Barceloneta during the high season – an increase in the cost of flights and accommodation, lack of free places on the beach, queues to attractions.
La Merce Festival (September 18-24) coincides with the beginning of the velvet season. Sea bathing can be combined with a cultural program. Demand for hotels at this time is increased, the streets are crowded, and most shops are closed. The streets of Barceloneta also become busy during the days of Catholic Christmas and Easter.
Celebration The La Merce Festival is a famous celebration in Barcelona.
To explore the sights of the area and improve your health, you should come from mid-April to July. At this time, a comfortable air temperature is established, daylight hours increase. You can combine cultural and beach holidays from the second decade of September to mid-October. The air and water temperature during this period is about +25⁰С, and the nights remain warm.
It gets cooler in October and prices for vacations go down.
Barceloneta Beach Infrastructure
The beach is one of the best holiday destinations in the area. You can relax on the sand or on a sun lounger under an umbrella. Equipment rental points are located along the coastline. There are free toilets and outdoor shower areas on the beach. There are no changing cabins.
The beach has all the necessary structures.
Along the beach there is a path for walking, rollerblading and cycling. Grounds for beach volleyball, mini-football, table tennis are organized. For children, there are separate places with swings and attractions. In case of strong waves, swimming in the sea is prohibited, but there are favorable conditions for kiting and surfing.
Beach clubs are located 15 minutes north of the coast. Here you can change clothes and store valuables.
The lifeguard team monitors the safety of vacationers. The police are on duty, the first aid station is working.
What you need to know before visiting
Free city beach – a place where privacy is excluded. Nudism is not punishable here. For his followers, separate territories are allocated that are open to the general public.
Police officers stop conflicts and fights. However, personal belongings should be monitored, as theft is not ruled out.
In the evening the beach is no less beautiful than during the day.
The place meets the needs of people with limited mobility. Volunteers are on duty here to help people with disabilities.
Sometimes oil stains appear on the water. There is a port nearby and industrial emissions can enter the sea.
Barceloneta is well lit in the evening. Information signs remind you of the need to vacate the beach area before midnight for high-quality cleaning.
Bars and cafes within walking distance
Small restaurants and cafes line the palm-fringed coastline. It serves Mediterranean, European cuisines, fast food. Menus are displayed in front of the entrance to the establishments, which allows you to compare the assortment and prices during the selection of a place.
Hotels near the beach
Budget hotel option in Barcelona – Hotel 54.
Pullmann Barselona Skipper and Arts Barselona are located 5 minutes from the beach. Panoramas of the beach and the Olympic port open from the windows of five-star hotels.
More than 30 hotels and hostels with rooms of different comfort levels are within half an hour. The most prestigious place is the 5-star sail skyscraper W-Barcelona, built on the seashore. Or Pullman Barcelona Skipper, which is located next to the casino. A more affordable option is Hotel 54 and private hostels Equity Point Sea Barceloneta, Campus del Mar Student Residence.
Photos of the beach La Barceloneta
Photos of the coast convey the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and the resort atmosphere. However, you can feel the local flavor only when you personally visit the beach.
How to get to the beach
The resting place is located in the eastern part of the city, stretching from Carrer Almirall Cervera street to the Olympic port. Parallel to it, there is a sea promenade about 5 km long. From the main city boulevard Rambla to the coast – 20 minutes of leisurely walking. Roads also lead here, along which you can drive to the beach by public, private transport or taxi.
After changing to the yellow line L4, get off at one of the stops: Barceloneta or Ciutadella Vila Olimpica. From here you can go to the sea along Passeig de Joan de Borbo or Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas. The walk will take about a quarter of an hour.
By surface public transport
Not far from the beach there are stops:
- Buses. Routes 47, 59, D20, No. 28 will be brought to the alley, which runs parallel to the resting place.
- Trams. The closest stop at the Sant Adria de Besos train station is Ciutadella I Vila Olimpica. From here, take the T4 line to the Estacio de Sant Adria and go to the sea. The walk will take 20 minutes.
GPS location coordinates: 41.380933, 2.194094. The route from the central Sagrada Familia passes in a southeast direction along Carrer de Sardenya.
The main landmark from anywhere in the city is Rue de Pepe Rubianes and Boulevard Maritim de la Barceloneta.
The cost of a trip from the city center to the beach is 10-20 euros, depending on the starting point. Taxis in Barcelona are black and yellow. Green indicators indicate that the cars are free. They are stopped with a hand gesture, attracting the attention of drivers. There are also more than 280 taxi stops in the city. Landings here are in order.
Other beaches of Barceloneta
There are 3 other sandy beaches on the territory of the quarter, equipped for the 1992 Olympic Games. To the south of Barceloneta are San Miguel and San Sebastian. Separated to the north by the Somorrostro double mall. Each of the beaches has a developed infrastructure. Rescuers, doctors, police officers monitor the safety of vacationers.
The beach of Sant Sebastian is always full of tourists.
The cleanest and longest (more than 1.1 km) beach in the city is the owner of the Blue Flag.
- surface – soft, clean, golden sand;
- entrance to the sea – pebbles;
- light, relaxing atmosphere;
- for people with disabilities, places with an adapted locker room, paths, lifting chairs are equipped;
- entertainment – playground, surfing, diving, free library;
- there is a separate area for topless tanning;
- cafes, restaurants in the neighborhood;
- parking – paid;
- the possibility of renting umbrellas and sun loungers;
- free sports areas, showers, toilets.
Address: Platja de San Sebastià, Barcelona, Spain
This holiday destination shares the Blue Flag with Sant Sebastia. Bicycle rentals and several waterfront restaurants are available here. Compared to Barceloneta, the beach is quieter, so it is well suited for older people and families with small children. A gentle entry into the water, shallow water, a lot of space for sculpting figures on the shore provide comfortable leisure and recreation.
Address: Platja de Sant Miquel, Barcelona, Spain
Somorrostro beach is popular with tourists.
On the border of Somorrostro and Barceloneta there are sports fields. A little further – a library, catamaran rental and a surf school. Features of the place – proximity to the information center Center de la Platja, where they organize lectures on the theme of the Barcelona coast. Parallel to Somorrostro there are trendy clubs and restaurants, so the majority of holidaymakers here are young people under 35 years old.
Address: Platja del Somorrostro, Barcelona, Spain
What else to see in Barceloneta
While walking around the quarter, you can see:
The architectural composition “Tribute to Barceloneta”, made according to the sketches of the German artist Rebecca Horn;
Golden futuristic sculpture “Fish” near the Olympic village;
Aquarium in the shopping center Maremagnum;
An observation deck near the skyscraper-sail (Mirador Mediterráneo W), which offers a panorama of the coast.
In contrast to the bustling tourist part of the city are the residential streets of Barceloneta, where it is quiet and peaceful. You can learn about the past of the area while exploring its architectural heritage.
Museum of Catalan History
Founded in 1996, the museum is housed in a historic building from the late 19th century. 8 permanent exhibitions are available for review: “Origins”, “Birth of a Nation”, “Our Sea”, “On the Edge of an Empire”, “Nation on Steam Energy”, “The Emergence of Electricity”, “Defeat and Recovery”, “Catalonia Today”. The exhibition introduces the history of Catalonia – from antiquity to the present. Interactive exhibits can be touched, experimented with.
Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
The old port is a crossroads for many tourist routes. There are places for recreation, shopping and entertainment. A local attraction is a system of pedestrian wooden bridges that continue the Rambla line across the sea. Small yachts and sailboats are moored to the shore. It is possible to rent a boat for a sea trip.
Address: Rambla de Mar, s/n, 08039Barcelona, Spain
Joan de Borbo
The boulevard, surrounded by low-rise Art Nouveau buildings, is considered the front street of Barceloneta. It starts at the marina of the old port and leads to a residential area of the city. On the way, you can go to a fish restaurant with authentic cuisine, listen to street musicians, appreciate the work of local artists.
Address: Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Barcelona, Spain
The facade of the Temple of San Miguel del Port faces Joan de Borbó Boulevard. The building was built in the Baroque style in 1755 and has long been a place of worship for port workers and fishermen. The church has been rebuilt several times. From 1992 it is decorated with a sculpture of the archangel-holder. The temple is open to the public in the morning.
There is a small square opposite the old building. There is a lantern with a drinking fountain, near which the locals celebrate St. Michael’s Day.
Address: Carrer de Sant Miquel, 39, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
A modern Art Nouveau complex built in 2005 on the site of a former historic market building. During construction, solar panels were installed, which reduce the share of energy consumption by 40%. Inside there are shopping malls with vegetables, meat, fish, delicacies, pastries. There are cafes and bakeries. There is a seating area in front of the building.
Address: Pl. del Poeta Boscà, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Saint Sebastian Tower
The 86 m high steel structure is the terminus of the cable car from the port to the Montjuïc park. It was built in 1931, and in 1995 it was reconstructed. An elevator is installed inside, which rises to funiculars and a restaurant with panoramic views of the port and surroundings.
Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 88, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
The small Barceloneta Park is located on the site of the Catalana de Gas factory, which operated until 1989. The remains of an industrial enterprise, a gasometer and a water tower, fit into its landscape. Vegetation is represented by herbs, shrubs, palms, pines. Smooth paths are laid along the alleys, there are benches for rest. On the territory there are cafes, a football field and playgrounds.
Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 15, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
The tower on the fishing pier, a little away from the residential buildings, is one of the oldest emblems of the area. From the moment of construction (1772) until the middle of the XIX century. it served as a lighthouse and was the main attraction of the port. A new landmark for sailors was built on Montjuic, and the tower was no longer needed. It was preserved by installing a clock on the facade.
Address: Moll de Pescadors, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviews from Barcelona tourists
34 years old, Omsk
“Barceloneta beach is not bad. The views of the coast are beautiful, the water is clean, but there is a lot of fuss, and everyone literally walks over their heads (they rested at the end of August). My husband and I bathed separately, because there are a lot of thieves walking around, and we were afraid to leave things. Unpleasantly surprised by the lack of changing cabins. I had to wear a bathing suit in the toilet.”
47 years old, Samara
“Each of the beaches of Barceloneta is good in its own way. But after a holiday in Calella, they seemed noisy and crowded. The only plus is a convenient entry and beautiful sunsets. We visited the tower of Saint Sebastian. The funicular ride to Montjuic and back helped me get a better view of the city.”
29 years old, Moscow
“I was passing through Barceloneta during the low season. Walked along the shore, warmed up under the April sun. I looked into the Museum of the History of Catalonia, listened to the tour in English. Many exhibits are visual. It was possible to cut the skin with a stone scraper and grind the grains in millstones. The food is good everywhere. The best in local cafes are fresh seafood, fish and white cava.”
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The beaches of Barcelona. Spain in Russian – all about life in Spain
The beaches of Barcelona until the beginning of the 20th century were only a pile of sand, and today they are visited by about 9 million people a year. And the marks of the Blue Flag – a mark of distinction for the cleanliness and well-being of beaches, increase progressively over the years. The love of tourists for the coast of Barcelona is fully justified: just a 20-minute walk and the sandy beach is transformed into charming streets with tapas bars and noticeable boutiques, as well as the largest monuments of culture and history: the Columbus monument, the second European “Cucumber”, Ravalsky cat.
All of Barcelona’s beaches are equipped with all sorts of amenities, although not so clean. Perhaps the best beaches are those near Barcelona. But despite this, it is the center of the capital that experiences a special load during the summer holidays.
Barcelona’s beachfront stretches for just under 4 km and features soft, fine-grained sand and a lively boardwalk. Here everyone finds their corner: whether on the noisy terrace of a summer cafe with a decent bar offer, or on a beach chair at the water’s edge, where Wi-Fi signal is a common thing. Read a short review from “Spain in Russian”, enjoy the photos of the beaches of Barcelona, take a cozy place for yourself.
Sant Sebastià (Playa de Sant Sebastià) – a large nude beach in Barcelona
Barcelona’s Sant Sebastia Beach, located in the Old City, in the northern part of Port Olimpic, is one of the oldest and largest. It is one of the two nudist beaches in Barcelona and is visited by both tourists and locals in proportion to 2 to 1. Same-sex couples meet here, and nudism is practiced directly at the surf club, which also defines the character of visitors to Sant Sebastia.
The main decoration of the beach, of course, is the famous hotel W Barcelona, which is truly impressive with its architectural design. Here stands an interesting sculpture L’Estel FERIT (“Fallen Star”) – the author’s creation of the German artist Rebecca Horn, reminiscent of the former past of the port beach. But the main advantage of Sant Sebastia is a bewitching panorama that opens up to the entire coast of Barcelona.
- Length: 1185 m
- Metro: line 4 (Barceloneta)
- Bus: 14, 16, 17, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59, 64, 157.
- Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 2
Playa de Sant Miquel – Barcelona beach with amazing views of the city
Barcelona’s San Miguel Beach is a small stretch of sand no more than 430 meters long and 70 meters wide. Its name comes from the Catholic church that was built here in 1755. Despite its modest size, it is very popular among tourists, and all thanks to its central location and the presence of pleasant amenities: parking, information stands, public toilets, a wooden deck leading to water, a payphone and trash cans. San Miguel Beach is fully adapted for people with disabilities: comfortable ramps are available everywhere.
- Length: 420 m
- Metro: line 4 (Barceloneta L4)
- Bus: 10, 14, 16, 17, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59 and 64
- Address: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 10
Barceloneta (Playa de la Barceloneta) – the most impressive beach in Barcelona
Beloved by Barcelona residents and foreign tourists, Barcelona’s Barceloneta beach lives in a non-spop mode. Morning calm is replaced by evening restless fun, and all because coastal bars, standing right on the sand, are in great demand among vacationers. During the daytime, you can meet city schoolchildren, young families with children, as well as athletes who willingly enjoy the privileges of a “sports corner” that stands in the open.
The beach infrastructure of Barceloneta is thought out to the smallest detail: showers, public toilets, parking for bicycles and cars, lifeguards, a volleyball field, a playground, police and ambulance stations. Here you can find access to Wi-Fi. For vacationers, wooden paths are provided to facilitate walking on the sand, and for their iron horses – car awnings.
Great attention is paid to people with disabilities on this Barcelona beach: for them, during the morning hours, and during the high season and during the day, there is a customer service that responds to any request. For people in need of assistance, bathing chairs are provided, as well as special areas with equipped showers, changing rooms and benches.
- Length: 422 m
- Metro: line 4 (Barceloneta L4)
- Bus: 14, 16, 17, 36, 39, 40, 45, 51, 57, 59,
- Address: Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta / Andrea Dòria i Passeig Marítim 11
Barcelona’s Platja de la Nova Icària beach – the place of the most beautiful people
Barcelona’s Nova Icaria beach is the territory of beach volleyball and beautiful people. This beach is less busy than Barceloneta, and the main motto of the public resting here is “show yourself and be noticed.”
Volleyball is the main entertainment on the beach, but you can also play tennis here. The perfectly smooth bike path that runs along the 400-meter beach and stretches to the end of the Barcelona coast is also very popular. Showers, toilets, a lifeguard station, as well as inexpensive but noteworthy restaurants with an appetizing Spanish menu allow tourists to relax at their pleasure and forget about worries.
- Length: 400 m
- Metro: line 4 (Ciutadella or Bogatell)
- Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
- Address: Pg Marítim de Nova Icaria, 60
Barcelona’s Bogatell Beach (Playa de Bogatell) – an area for those who are “over 30”
700 m of pristine sand, no fuss, over 30 crowds and stalls with the summertime treat, ice cream, form the picture of Barcelona’s Bogatell beach. In the northern part of the beach there is a volleyball court, which is inferior in size to Nova Ikaria: those who want to confront a worthy opponent go there. But ping-pong and beach football are among the main local entertainment. Public toilets and showers, changing cabins and a lifeguard station are all provided, as in most parts of the coast of Barcelona. But what really attracts tourists to Bogatell is the atmospheric restaurant L’Escamarlà with an incomparable sea view, commendable quality of dishes and an average bill of € 25-40.
- Length: 715
- Metro: line 4 (Llacuna and BogatellBus)
- Bus: 6, 36, 41, 92, 141
- Address: Paseo de Garcia Faria 21
Barcelona’s Mar Bella beach (Playa de la Mar Bella) – a corner of nudists and sports entertainment
The second in the list of nudist beaches in Barcelona is chosen not only by supporters of nudity. Representatives of the gay community prefer Mar Bella Beach for a private area, separated from prying eyes by a sand dune. Residents of the coastal area of Sant Martí also have a rest here.
Mar Bella Beach is ideal for lovers of active pastime. At one of its ends you can find sports fields with a basketball hoop, a ping-pong table and a small half-pipe for skateboarding. A playground is also equipped there, and at the other end of Mar Bella there is a water entertainment club. The beach is provided with all the amenities important for relaxation: showers, comfortable, information stands and a Wi-Fi signal.
- Length: 512 m
- Metro: line 4 (Selva de Mar)
- Bus: 36, 71, 141
- Address: Passeig Marítim del Bogatell, 142
Barcelona beach Nova Mar Bella (Playa de Nova Mar Bella) – away from the bustle of the capital
The 420-meter beach, known as Playa de la Nova Mar Bella, is lined with a series of high-rise buildings and a large construction site that is used as a car park and is the main identity of Nova Mar Bella. This beach is very popular with young people in Barcelona’s coastal neighborhoods Front Maritim and Diagonal Mar. However, tourists who are looking for solitude also drop in here.
Nova Mar Bella Beach has all the amenities, as well as a couple of open bars. But what really sets it apart from other coastal sites is the small restaurant La Oca Mar, located right on the breakwater and looking like a sea vessel.
- Length: 420
- Metro: line 4 (Selva de Mar and El Maresme)
- Bus: 36, 43, 141
- Address: Avinguda del Litoral, 108
Barcelona Llevant Beach (Playa de Nova Llevant) – the final destination of the sunny coast of the capital
Barcelona’s well-maintained beach, located at the foot of futuristic skyscrapers, is the youngest and northernmost beach on the sunny coast of the city. As a recreation area, Levant Beach was opened in 2006, and before that it was only a deserted place with rare industrial buildings.
The most impressive building that can’t be overlooked from the sandy shore is the Blau Museum of Natural Sciences, formerly known as the Forum Barcelona. At the southern end of the beach there is a section for mobile children’s fun, but for adults, the Chiringuito Nueva Ola beach terrace is open until midnight, where commendable drinks are in perfect harmony with the magical seascape.
- Length: 380 m
- Metro: line 4 (Selva de Mar)
- Bus: 7, 36, 41, 141
- Address: Av. del Litoral, 64
Zona de baños Forum
On the very outskirts of Barcelona’s coastline, there is another popular sunbathing spot called Zona de baños Fórum by the Spaniards. This sparsely populated area serves as a beach, but instead of soft sand, it offers to relax on a concrete platform – smooth and even.