Sunday, February 21, 2010


From the market, the waterfront and old city are a pleasant walk. Barcelona, fronting on the Mediterranean, received a complete face lift in preparation for the 1992 Olympics.

The Ramblas, one of the oldest and most famous boulevards in the world, is the spine that connects the water to the city. Its broad 40-foot wide pedestrian strip down the middle, lined with trees and commercial activity, always has it humming with people and makes for a great entrĂ©e to Porta Vell (the “Old Port”), a new harbor development of restaurants, night clubs, parks, and other activities. Porta Vell connects to the Ramblas via a pedestrian bridge that crosses a marina. The marina is home to this beautiful 3 master and many smaller sailing and power vessels.

The marina itself is pedestrian friendly with bridges of all varieties crossing the main highway.

And whimsical sculptures overhead.

And bicycles available for transportation.

The Old Town Gothic Quarter is a treasure to explore with its Gothic Cathedrals,

And portions of the old City Wall.

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