Barceloneta is an old fishermen’s neighborhood constructed in the mid of the 18th century. Those days their old housings in El born had to make way for the citadelle of King Phillip V.
Architect Juan Martin Cermeno designed Barceloneta in a gridpattern with narrow lanes and houses. Today the district is becoming more and more popular due to its ecellent location between the beach and Barcelona’s city centre. Thus there is a strong demand for modernised housing, which leads to raising rents and a gentrification of Barceloneta.
Today the fishermen of Barceloneta go to sea with their 70 ship strong fleet from neighbouring Port Vell. The old days’ charme can still be felt in the small seafood restaurants hidden in Barceloneta’s narrow lanes.
The reasons for most tourists to pay Barceloneta a visit are the numerous little restaurants along the harbour promenade of Passeig Joan de Borbo and, obviously, Barceloneta Beach.
For the 1992 Olympics abandoned warehouses had to make way for Barceloneta’s beach promenade that today stretches from Port Vell to Port Olimpic. Let your stroll along the beach be freshed up with a cold beer or Mojito in one of the Chirringuitos.
These little beach bars are inviting to put your feet into the sand and enjoy the seeing and beeing seen on the beach and the promenade of Barceloneta.