The Olympic port of Barcelona
In 1992, with the Olympic Games, Barcelona opened up to the sea and brought about urban upheaval. The result was a success. The old industrial land was transformed and a new district emerged: the Olympic Village, which has now become the Olympic Port District.
A port that invites movement, day and night: water sports, discos, restaurants, hotels, bars. It is always in effervescence.
>>> From 2023 to 2024 the port will be transformed architecturally once again! All the restaurants in the marina will be closed to reopen in the summer of 2024 for the America's Cup, see below.
How to get to the Olympic Port
Barcelona's Olympic Port is located in the Vila Olímpica del Poblenou district. It can be reached via the Carrer de la Marina directly from the Sagrada Familia. Two beautiful beaches surround it: "Platja del Somorrostro" and the "Platja de la Nova Icària" and you are only 10 minutes walk from the Barceloneta.
Address: Carrer de la Marina, 17 , 08005 Barcelona, Spain.
The Port Olympic area is easily accessible by public transport:
Metro: Line 4 (Yellow), Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica station
Bus: Lines 36, 45, 59, 71, 92, H16, V21
Hop-on hop-off Bus: The red line takes you to the Olympic Port stop.
Map of the Olympic Port of Barcelona
Barcelona's Olympic port: a completely new district
The Olympic Port Quarter was built for the 1992 Olympic Games, which were a major event for Barcelona and led to a major urban transformation. Prior to this, the area was a former industrial district in decline. The construction of the Olympic Village, the sports facilities and the marina gave birth to this new district, which has since become an emblematic place of the city.
The architecture of Barcelona's Olympic Port was created by a group of Spanish architects and urban planners, including Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay, Albert Puigdomènech, and Jordi Henrich. They designed a modern and dynamic space with sailing facilities, public spaces, beaches, restaurants and bars.
The great architect Frank Gehry also left his mark on the port with the giant metal sculpture of a fish at the foot of one of the two towers of the port, the Hotel Arts tower. This monumental sculpture has also become one of the symbols of the city.
A new Olympic port in 2024
On the occasion of the 2024 America's Cup, a new marina will see the light of day with a brand new Olympic Port with a purified and luminous architecture, even more turned towards the sea and more ecological. On the agenda: a 24,000 square metre space, 11 restaurants, gourmet areas, a new Moll de Gregal with a great design.
Barcelona is definitely undergoing a radical urban transformation.
What to see in the Olympic Port?
Today, the port is appreciated for its unique blend of modernity, culture and leisure.
>>Tips for visiting: Enjoy the two beautiful beaches surrounding the port, take a walk to Barceloneta, take a break in one of the chiringuitos, take some time to visit the excellent photography exhibitions at the KBr Fundació MAPFRE Barcelona Photo Center...
The Olympic port of BarcelonaCarrer de la Marina, 17 , 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Villa Olímpica
Website: The Olympic port - Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 356 10 16
Metro/Bus: Metro: L4 Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica / Bus: 36, 99
Barcelona metro map
Hotels: Find your hotel in Barcelona in this area.