Port Vell

Port Vell is the oldest part of the port of Barcelona. Port Vell has become a focal point of the city and tourist attraction throughout Barcelona. Located at the end of Las Ramblas, the area is both lively and undoubtedly pleasing to the eye. It has a rich history dating back to 1447 and although it has been considered a minor attraction since the year 1886, it was not until the complete renovation that took place for the 1992 Olympics that people truly started recognizing it as so much more.

The most famous of the Port Vell is Maremàgnum. A shopping center that besides stores also has a cinema, bars and restaurants. In addition, there are several other major attractions that make their home here including Europe’s largest aquarium that contains a total of 8,000 fish, 11 sharks and is all kept in 22 basins totaling 6 million liters (1.5 gallons).

With constant work and dedication to making sure Port Vell is a fun, thrilling and beautiful place to spend the day for both locals and tourists, it has truly been made an absolute success among all who are fortunate enough to spend time there.

Port Vell in brief

Place Moll d’Espanya, 08039, Barcelona, Spain
When 1447
Locally Known As Port Vell
Admission Free


Did you know that it wasn’t until the 1992 Olympics that Port Vell truly began to be recognized as a major attraction?


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