The port was designed and built to provide tourists and locals with various types of marine and cultural amenities. Located opposite the Olympic Village, the port was built in 1991. Architects Oriol Bogigas, Josep Martorel, David Mackay, and Albert Pudjomen all worked on this project. As host of the Olympics, the city was required to build a sports marina according to the strict standards for sailing competitions specified for the 1992 Olympic Games. The harbor now houses 740 yachts and its entrance is visible from all parts of Barcelona.
Two skyscrapers, the Mapfre tower and the Arts Hotel with the gorgeous sculpture of Frank Gehry's goldfish, lie next to the Gran Casino de Barcelona. In the Olympic Port, two of Barcelona’s most famous beaches can be found, Barceloneta and Nova Icària, which are only 300 meters from the nearest metro station, Ciutadella Vila Olímpica.
The port is open to the public on weekdays from 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 19:00 and on weekends and public holidays from 10:00 to 14:30. The nearest metro stop is also L4 (Ciutadella - Port Olímpic) or L1 (Marina), and the bus lines with stops here are 36, 45, 59, and 71.
Port Olímpic restaurants in Barcelona
Enoteca Paco Pérez
This restaurant, with its bright atmosphere and magnificent terrace, offers a creative approach to Mediterranean traditions. Chef Paco Perez, who possesses five Michelin stars, specializes in Mediterranean cuisine based on a variety of fresh fish and seafood..
- Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21 (Hotel Arts).
La Taberna Gallega de Marcos
This restaurant is the recipient of an award for the best paella with lobster recipe. The restaurant owner, Sra Mercedes, has revealed the secret of the restaurant’s rise to the status of one of the most recognizable establishments in Barcelona: the products are delivered daily by plane directly from northern Spain.
- Address: Port Olimpic.
This restaurant is located on the beach of Barceloneta and boasts a panoramic view of the sea. Its culinary dishes are prepared according to a traditional Mediterranean recipe book: rice, fish, tapas, and meat are paired carefully with selections of wines and exquisite desserts. Thanks to the glazed facade, Arenal allows you to enjoy a magnificent view of the whole of Barcelona's coast.
- Address: Passeig Marítim, s/n (Barceloneta).
Port Olímpic hotels in Barcelona
Hotel Arts Barcelona
This designer hotel overlooking Barceloneta beach and Barcelona city center features an outdoor pool and a luxurious spa with panoramic city views. Arts Hotel offers a collection of contemporary art along with dinner served in its Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel is located next to the Olympic Port of Barcelona and is surrounded by shops and lively bars. Barceloneta Beach is only 250 meters away, and Ciutadella Park lies at a 300-meter distance.
- Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21.
Pullman Barcelona Skipper
This 5-star hotel is located next to the Olympic Port of Barcelona, just 100 meters from the beach. The hotel has 2 seasonal cocktail bars as well as a bar with an open terrace, the Blend Lounge & Bar, which is open all year round. The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk from Ciutadella Vila Olímpica Metro Station and is only 2 stops from the historic city center. The Barcelona Zoo and Ciutadella Park are located within walking distance as well.
- Address: Avenida Litoral, 10, Ciutat Vella.
Hotel Miramar Barcelona GL
This hotel is located in a picturesque setting among the gardens on Montjuïc Mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. One of the symbols of the city, the hotel is a former palace built in a non-centrist style and maintains many of the original palace features.
- Address: Plaza Carlos Ibañez, 3, Sants-Montjuïc.
Port Olímpic clubs in Barcelona
Opium Mar is one of the most popular nightclubs in Barcelona. Located on the beach, the interior is decorated in a modern style with plenty of tables and lounge areas.
- Address: Passeig Marítim, 34.
- Web: www.opiumbarcelona.com/es
This club functions as an Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant in the afternoon and transforms into the famous club at night. Just like Opium Mar, Shoko is one of the most popular nightclubs in Barcelona. Shoko's theme parties fill the club with music, sweet drinks, and originality.
- Address: Passeig Marítim, 36.
- Web: www.shoko.biz
This club is located on the coast between Shoko and Pacha, and its bar is decorated entirely in ice. The bar consistently maintains a temperature of -5 °C, and the entrance fee of 17.50 € includes a jacket, gloves, and a drink.
- Address: Ramón Trías Fargas, 2.
- Web: www.icebarcelona.com
Pacha Barcelona is one of the most popular clubs on Barcelona’s coast. Located next to Choco and Opium Mar, the club operates as a restaurant in the afternoon and offers the best dishes in Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.
- Address: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 38.
- Web: www.pachabarcelona.es/es/
The nightclub Catwalk is located at a short distance from Opium Mar in a two-story building under the Arts Hotel. The lower floor of the club usually is devoted to techno music. On the second floor, parties are held in R&B and hip-hop styles.
- Address: Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4.
- Web: www.clubcatwalk.net
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