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The Barcelona Maritime Museum is running a varied program of leisure activities for all the family, aimed at arousing the curiosity, respect and appreciation for maritime culture.
This exhibition takes us back to the period between the 18th and 20th centuries to explore the commercial, experiential and technological revolution that Catalonia went through during that time. From the development of commerce throughout the Mediterranean to expanding into transoceanic trade, from sailing ships to steam power, this voyage relates how Catalan navigation opened itself up to new worlds both economically and socially.
This year, the Barcelona Boat Show has got even bigger and is focusing on sustainability and caring for the sea. In its 58th edition, the Port Vell Moll de la Fusta and the Moll d'Espanya are raising awareness of the environmental care of the oceans with workshops on the damage plastic waste does at sea, the presence of more sustainable boats and several activities to raise environmental awareness. Furthermore, this event organized by Fira Barcelona has grown by 5 to 10% compared with the previous year and will further link Barcelona to a program of activities called "Gente de Mar".
The streets of the Barceloneta in Ciutat Vella district are arranged like corridors running parallel and perpendicular to the Port de Barcelona, and draw us into a world of modest buildings, with balconies displaying clothes hanging out to dry and small ground-floor restaurants and tapas bars, filled with chatter and noise, and permeated by the constant smell of the sea.
The old harbour, Barcelona's Port Vell, which stretches from the Columbus Monument to the Barceloneta, offers endless possibilities to enjoy your leisure time, such as L'Aquàrium or Maremàgnum, amongst others. Following a long historic process, the Port Vell, with its landmark buildings and monuments, now gleams like one of the most valuable pearls on the Mediterranean coast.
The Olympic Village is a young neighbourhood which offers visitors a whole host of possibilities for their leisure time. Overlooking the sea, it is the ideal place to enjoy a stroll while admiring the cutting-edge architecture, enjoying a delicious meal in the marina or a dip in the sea along the Barcelona coastline.
A wonderful example of a historic three-masted vessel, which has been restored to the delight of anyone wishing to learn a little bit more about our country's seafaring past.
One of Barcelona's most recently expanded neighbourhoods and a benchmark for modernity.
Barcelona is synonymous with the Mediterranean and a time-honoured seafaring tradition dating back to Roman times. Barcelona has lived on the sea and for the sea.
On two or four wheels; with a stick, racquet or club, on horseback, in the water… whatever your sport, you'll find the right venue to suit you.
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