Dining and strolling in Barceloneta and the Port of Barcelona
Barcelona has lovely weather almost all year round and our street has recently been beautifully pedestrianized. Barceloneta is the ideal neighborhood to go for a leisurely stroll after eating at the Restaurant.
It is said that there is no better medicine than a nice stroll and when the weather is fine and you are by the sea, then … what else can you ask for?
That is why we want to post about some of the most beautiful places to visit around Carballeira. There are so many hidden squares, boulevards and charming streets which can be discovered after tasting the best fresh seafood in Barceloneta.
Our prime location, right between the old town and the Port, just a few metres from Barceloneta and its beaches, gives you many options.
Palau de Mar and the Catalonian History Museum
A few meters from the Restaurant, crossing over the street Passeig Sota Muralla, you will see the iconic Palau de Mar. Restored in 1992 for the Olympic Games, this historic building with its characteristic arches, houses the Museu d’Història de Catalunya and well worth a visit.
From here you can also take a walk along the dock, just a few steps from the thousands of sailboats moored in the beautiful marina.
Port Vell and Rambla de Mar
Going to the left and crossing Vía Laietana Street towards the sea, you will see the Moll de la Fusta, one of the most characteristic points of the Marina Port Vell, where, strolling through gardens you will find the Aquarium, and the Maremagnum shopping center, if you want to end a day of shopping.
Going back “on land” and continuing the stroll, you can follow the Rambla de Mar: A wooden undulating dock on the water that ends up at Colón (the Columbus monument) at the end of Barcelona’s Ramblas.
Inside the monument, you can take a lift to the viewing gallery at the top.
A boat ride on the Golondrinas
If, after the walk to Colón, you want to relax and feel the sea breeze, then get on board the traditional “Golondrinas” (small tourist boats) to see the Port from the sea.
Barcelona famous “Ramblas”
If you feel like going further, keep strolling through Las Ramblas: it is a “classic”, picturesque and unique, especially if it is your first time in Barcelona. Walking up you will see buskers and street performers, don´t miss out on going through the Boqueria Market, have a look at the Liceu Theatre and the flower stalls that give the street its name: “La Rambla de les Flors”.
The Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gótico)
Have a stroll through the most medieval Barcelona, wandering through its narrow streets full of history to discover its palaces, residences and Gothic churches in the heart of Barcelona.
A bike ride
This is an enjoyable light plan to explore the area. Near the Restaurant there are many places to rent bikes and if you want a suggested route in this TimeOut article you will find a tour along the sea front. If you prefer to go on an organised bike tour, there are many routes some of which start at the Ciutadella Park, near Carballeira.