Port Vell

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Port Vell

Port Vell is a harbor close to the Ramblas. In 1992 were the Olympic Games in Barcelona. Port vell was before an area with empty warehouses and old factories. Port Vell means Old Harbor. Barcelona renewed the port into an entertainment zone with a marina and a mall with shops, restaurants and an IMAX cinema. In the mall is also the largest aquarium of Europe. Metro station Drassanes is 300m from the walkway in the port.

Old Harbor in Barcelona
On the picture is the pedestrian walkway which connects the Ramblas with Port Vell. In the background is the mall with a tower of the cable car.

Hotels Port Vell

Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL is a 5-star design hotel overlooking Port Vell (4356 reviews, 8.7). It’s 5 minutes walking to the Ramblas and the metro station. H10 Port Vell is a 4-star property and just 220m from the harbor (1211 reviews, 9.2). Hotel Cantón has 1 star and is 300m from the Old Port. The property is simple but has more than 1580 reviews (8.0). The highest reviews (9.6) are for Hotel The Serras. This 5-star hotel is opposite the harbor and has a restaurant with a Michelin star. Most exclusive is a stay at motor yacht Vip One. The boat has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 people.

Montjuïc cable car at port vell

Montjuïc Aerial Tramway

The Aerial Tramway has a length of 1300m. The start is at the Miramar station (57m) hafway on Montjuïc. End of the line is Torre Sant Sebastià (78m) in Port Vell. Opposite Port Vell is a port with the World Trade Center. The Aerial Tramway makes a short stop at the tower Torre Jaume (107m). Passengers have here panoramic views over Barcelona. A return ticket to Montjuïc cost €12. In the summer there was a price discount of 10% (€10.80)

cablecar montjuich
The Montjuïc is a hill outside the city center with a height of 184m. A cabin of the Aerial Tramway is crossing the streets.