Practical information Barcelona Port
Address: Port Vell (old port in Catalan) is known as the old port of Barcelona or the Barcelona marina. It is located in the historic centre of the Catalan capital, between the famous avenue Las Ramblas and the Barceloneta district and its beaches.
Siteweb: Port de Barcelona
To reach the port of Barcelona, there are several public transport options, including:
Metro: Line 3 (green line) Drassanes station - L4 Barceloneta station
Bus : Bus lines 14, 20, 36, 57, 59 and 64.
Map of Barcelona Port
The port of Barcelona is actually much larger, as it also includes the cargo port and the cruise ship port. The whole area extends for about 8 km along the coastline, almost as far as Barcelona airport in the southwest of the city. To give you an idea, the commercial port will handle 71 million tonnes of goods in 2022, more than the previous record of 67.8 million tonnes in 2018. A huge machine that works day and night.
Barcelona's Old Port in constant transformation
In 1992, with the Olympic Games, Barcelona finally discovered the sea and completely changed the urban planning of the district and the coast. The result was a success. The old industrial areas were transformed and a new district emerged: the Olympic Village, another port that invites movement, day and night: water sports, discos, bars. It is always bustling. Right next door is Barceloneta, the traditional district of sailors and fishermen. Mediterranean colours and delicious seafood restaurants are on the menu. It's a must before heading to the beach.
The old port of Barcelona has also been redeveloped to accommodate many pleasure boats and offer a wide variety of leisure activities and services, such as restaurants, shops, cultural venues and tourist attractions.
Tomorrow, the 2024 America's Cup will further transform this area.
Over the next few months, the Old Port of Barcelona will receive more than 86 million euros of public and private investment for 17 new architectural projects, including an elevated promenade to be built on the Llevant pier and a belvedere.
See you in 2024!
Tour of the Port of Barcelona
Port Vell is now a popular destination for visitors to Barcelona, offering stunning views of the city from the sea.
1- Monument of Christopher Colombus *
2- Church of La Merce*
3- Moll d Espanya*