JOIN SPAIN - Advice & Information

Main navigation

Languaje selector

Navigation options

youtube
flickr
rss
facebook
twitter

Navigation

 

 

ayuda desarrollo

Why Barcelona’s Marina is the Place to Be

Barcelona is a really popular tourist destination, with thousands and thousands hopping on board a plane every year to get their fill of the Spanish sunshine in one of Spain’s most vibrant and bustling cities.

As well as historical landmarks and impressive ancient architecture, there are also exciting, modern elements of Barcelona that are being generated all the time. One of those developments is the incredible marina – otherwise known as the Mare Magnum. We’ve put together a guide on this great space to show you just how worthy it is of a visit!

There are some exquisite bars and restaurants

Catalan cuisine (the food of Barcelona) is truly incredible, and what better setting to experience it than in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the water? There’s a whole host of different restaurants offering their take on Mediterranean cuisine, along with a heap of metropolitan cocktail bars and friendly cafes, so whether it’s a 3 course meal you’re after or just a coffee, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.

You can shop ‘til you drop!

In between the eating and drinking, you can do a lot of shopping at the marina, too. It boasts a full range of shops that are the best Barcelona has to offer in terms of fashion and accessories, and the best part is, that they’re open 7 days a week, and even during most holidays, too, so you won’t have to worry that nothing will be open if you go out of season.

It’s home to one of the largest aquariums in the world

The Maremagnum is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums specialising in the Mediterranean Sea – the L’Aquárium. It houses more than 11,000 fishes and marine creatures of 450 different species, and therefore is a must-see for families as little ones will be fully engrossed in the beautiful creatures on display.

You can see the famous Mirador de Colom

The marina is also home to a glimpse of the rich heritage that Barcelona has, which includes a famous statue of Christopher Columbus, which was inaugurated in 1888. It provides visitors with an incredible viewing station that can be accessed by a lift that is located inside the actual column. The view of Barcelona from the top (an eye-watering 60 metres high) is unbeatable!

You can visit incredible museums

As well as iconic monuments, there are great museums to get lost in and learn more about this wonderful city in. The museum dedicated to the maritime, culture, conservation, study and dissemination of maritime heritage – the Museu Marítim de Barcelona – is a must for those interested in life at sea. It is housed in the building of the Royal Shipyards. Also, if you’re interested in learning more about the history of the Catalonian heritage and its citizens, the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya may be for you! The building it’s housed in is known as Palau de Mar and is the former General Stores of Commerce, designed in 1881. 

Rural Tourism

Rural Tourism

Spain is a country with a strong rural tradition. Since ancient times, the countryside has played a very important role on the country’s economy and...

Madrid Tours

Madrid Tours

Tours offered in Madrid are varied and comprehends different preferences and possibilities. There are short tours that last some hours or full day tours. Also there are...

Tourist Routes

Tourist Routes

The Way of Saint James is the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) on which Cathedral, as per tradition, the remains of the apostle Saint...

Islands

Islands

Balearic Islands: In front of the Eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic Islands (Islas Baleares) are the typical Mediterranean beach paradise, where visitors could...

Suscribe to our News:

Tours in Spain 

 

 

Things to do in USA

 

Travel directory

Things to do in RioThings to do in SpainThings to do in Mexico Things to do in Paris
Travel UruguayThings to do in London Things to do in BerlinThings to do in New York Things to do in Chile

© Join Spain | updated: domingo 23-jul-17 | Contact | Things to do in Spain

JOIN UNIVERSE - Registered N° 7335769, UK | Free Classified Ads