We popped down to Barcelona recently and took a wander around the town and ended up at the retail marina to relax and take in the stunning view of all the boats in the marina. We sat and watched as the sailing and motor boats came in and out of both Barcelona Port Vell and One Ocean Port Vell. There was also the Barcelona Boat Show at Port Vell which was an unexpected treat. Unfortunately, we didn’t have quite enough time to stroll round knowing how long we took at the Southampton Boat Show.
There is an aquarium and large retail park (which looks fairly new) where you can eat some great food and watch the world go by. An added excitement is the footbridge which links the retail park and Rambla da Mar which opens regularly to let the boats in and out. We weren’t too sure about having lots of people watching you manoeuvre tightly out of the marina under the bridge and out into the harbour opening.
The boat show looked as thought it had some of the regulars such as Sunseeker and familiar yacht brands in the distance from where we were admiring. Over the other side of the Marina were some absolutely huge boats. We also wandered round to Barcelona’s world trade centre and the main port where the main routes are to San Antonio, Tanger, Ibiza, Civitavecchia, Livorno and Genova. Below are a few photos of the area, fortunately a glorious day in October.