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The historic fisherman's quarter between the Olympic Port and Port Vell. This area has a sort of independence from the rest of Barcelona and an easy and pleasant to walk around with small streets and the beach side walkway and the Marina Port Vell leisure port. Use Metro station Barceloneta.

Carrer Petrixol
The area around Santa Maria is a popular place with artists and small cafes. Liceu, Jaume 1.

Ciutat Vella
Barcelona's old town, including the medieval Barri Gotic.

A working class neighbourhood, now rather gentrified, and very lively.

Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarter is east of the Rambla's and contains medieval Gothic buildings dating from the 14th and 15th century. A maze of interconnecting streets linking with squares with plenty of cafés and bars. The Gothic Quarter has the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia and the Gothic Church of Santa Maria del Pi. Also worth the visit is the Gothic Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, near the Picasso Museum.

Las Ramblas

Marina Port Vell
A large leisure marina with plenty of restaurants and activity.

Montjuïc overlooks Barcelona and where the main sites of the 1992 Olympics are to be found along with the Poble Espanyol; the Joan Miro museum; and the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The magical fountains of Montjuïc on summer evenings have displays of light, colour and music. The extensive area of the Montjuïc was named the Olympic Ring. The Stadium was rebuilt for the Olympics, and other sports facilities constructed. Montjuïc is an area of parkland with many good view points. The Montjuïc Card provides entry and discounts to many of the attractions and facilities in Montjuïc, available from Font del Gat Information Centre on Montjuïc and at other tourist offices.

Olympic Harbour
The Olympic Harbour, built for the 1992 Games was designed by architects Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech. Now a marina with restaurants, bars and nightlife along with popular beaches. Use Metro Ciutadella - Vila Olimpica.

Plaça Reial
Near La Rambla is Barcelona's most beautiful square with tall palm trees. The lamp posts were Gaudi's first commission in Barcelona. Metro station Drassanes, Jaume 1.

Plaça Sant Jaume
The administrative centre of Barcelona.

Poble Espanyol
A fake village with replicas of Spanish buildings.

Tibidabo is just over 500 metre high and 6km northwest of Barcelona. Tibidabo can be reached by funicular and is home to the Parc d'Atraccions, an amusement park, the Torre de Collserola telecommunications tower and Temple del Sagrat Cor church.

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