The Port Vell translated as Old Harbour is situated at the foot of the main tourist thoroughfare of Las Ramblas. Many visitors overlook the Port area, but there has been so much investment into the area that an effort should be made to visit. Since Port Vell became part of an urban renewal city programme it is now a focal point of the city with over 16 million visitors every year. The swing bridge pedestrian walkway Rambla del Mar connects you from Las Ramblas to Port Vell, this was constructed to allow ships to pass into the harbour area.
The Maremàgnum at Port Vell is the perfect area to indulge in some retail therapy, with shops, a multiplex cinema and a variety of International bars and restaurants. Adults and children alike will adore Europe’s largest Aquarium which contains 8000 fish and 11 sharks at the last count, if you are feeling daring you can even book to dive with them! If you wish to explore further, a cable car ride to the museums and parks of Montjuïc Mountain will complete your day. Don’t forget your camera, there are some amazing views of the cityscape from there, plus the dancing Magic Fountains of Montjuïc which will captivate everyone’s imagination.