Barcelona Walks Marina: Discover the city coastline

Posted on 7 September 2009 in Barcelona, always!

Barcelona Walks Marina is the name of a new Turisme de Barcelona itinerary that offers the chance to discover the city’s seafront. A route to discover the importance that the sea has for Barcelona in the different stages of its history. From the origins of Roman Barcino, which was founded on the Mediterranean coast, to the economic prosperity of the Medieval commercial harbour, to the rebuilding of the coast, to the Port Vell; from the more than 4km of beaches, to the Port Olímpic and Vila Olímpica, to the Fòrum.

The route takes in the most characteristic points of the Barcelona coastline, combining a guided tour on foot with a trip on board one of the popular pleasure boats, Las Golondrinas. With the Mirador de Colom as the departure point, the itinerary places a special emphasis on landmarks like the medieval shipyards, Drassanes Reials.

Aerial view of Barcelona

Aerial view of Barcelona

The route combines the city’s maritime history with more modern sites that have appeared in the area in recent years. As well as stopping at the Moll del Rellotge (Clock Wharf) and the tower of the lighthouse used until the end of the 18th century, it also takes in buildings that have transformed the Barcelona skyline, like the World Trade Center and those of the Fòrum.

Las Golondrinas, Barcelona harbour’s historical pleasure boats, accompany tourists for part of the route. On board one of these boats, they are shown the evolution of the Barcelona seafront over the years.

More info and tickets at: Turisme de Barcelona

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