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Get a taste of the vibrant coastal culture that draws crowds to Barcelona’s Barceloneta Beach. Just near La Rambla, this Mediterranean shoreline is the major hub of the Barceloneta neighbourhood. Come to people-watch over coffee or swim in temperate waters.
As it is one of Barcelona’s most popular beaches, arrive early to snag a prime sunbathing spot. Rent sun loungers and beach umbrellas nearby for maximum comfort. Showers and changing facilities are also available.
Venture into the ocean to cool off or try windsurfing or kite surfing in these ideal conditions. For some land-based exercise, join a volleyball game with energetic locals. Patrolling lifeguards ensure the beach is a safe environment.
If you’re not in the mood for a dip, enjoy the ambience of the Passeig Maritim, the beachside promenade. Watch joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers passing while you visit the Homenatge a la Barceloneta, a leaning tower monument by German artist Rebecca Horn. Further on, spot Frank Gehry’s iconic sculpture, the Peix d’Or (Golden Fish).
When you need refreshments, sit at one of several chiringuitos (beach bars) and order sangria accompanied by seafood and paella dishes. After dark, these bars become lively beach parties, complete with live music and DJ sets. Fine dining with a coastal view is found along Passeig de Joan de Borbó.
Another popular nightspot is the Port Olímpic, at the beach’s northern end. Built to host the 1992 Olympic Games, this area now hosts many of Barcelona’s most frequented bars, nightclubs and casinos.
The Barceloneta neighbourhood offers a number of charming activities. Take the kids to peruse vibrant fish displays and shark feedings at l’Aquarium de Barcelona. Have a picnic in the shady Parc de la Barceloneta. Alternatively, discover the area’s history at the Casa de Barceloneta, an 18th-century house that preserves a number of ancient exhibits.
Find Barceloneta Beach just 20 minutes walk from La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous tree-lined promenade. Get there using public buses and the metro. A hop-on, hop-off tourist bus also stops nearby.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps away from Teatre Principal, Centre d'Art Santa Monica and Palau Guell. Barcelona Wax Museum and Gran Teatre del Liceu are also within 5 minutes. Drassanes Station is only a 2-minute walk and Liceu Station is 4 minutes.
Located in Eixample, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Tivoli Theatre, Palau de la Musica Catalana and Placa de Catalunya. Arc de Triomf and Passeig de Gracia are also within 10 minutes. Tetuan Station is only a 3-minute walk and Girona Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this boutique hotel is steps away from Placa del Rei and Barcelona Cathedral. Picasso Museum and La Rambla are also within 10 minutes. Jaume I Station is only a 2-minute walk and Liceu Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps away from Teatre Poliorama, La Rambla and Placa de Catalunya. Boqueria Market and Barcelona Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Placa Catalunya Station is only a 2-minute walk and Plaça de Catalunya Station is 5 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this boutique hotel is steps away from La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Boqueria Market and Barcelona Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Liceu Station is only a 2-minute walk and Jaume I Station is 6 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Rambla, Port Vell and Maritime Museum. Palau Guell and Placa Reial are also within 10 minutes. Drassanes Station is 5 minutes by foot and Jaume I Station is 8 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Rambla, Port Vell, and Barcelona Cathedral. Barcelona Aquarium and Picasso Museum are also within 10 minutes. Barceloneta Station is 7 minutes by foot and Jaume I Station is 7 minutes.
Located in Barceloneta, this apartment building is steps away from San Sebastian Beach and Barceloneta Beach. Port Vell and Casino Barcelona are also within 15 minutes. Barceloneta Station is 10 minutes by foot and Barcelona Franca Station is 14 minutes.