Friday, February 12, 2010

Rambla Del Mar

This is what the sign says:

Rambla del Mar is an ideal place for going for a stroll and taking in some brand new views of the city. Built on the sea, this gangway is one of Port Vell's most emblematic works, unique in the world. The Port Vell is Barcelona's largest leisure, recreational, commercial area, 55 ha of land next to the sea have been used to build large public walkways, offices, commercial premises, restaurants, bars, an immense aquarium, an I-Max cinema, a multi-cinema complex, Catalonia's History Museum, the Maritime Museum and a myriad fo sailing and sports areas. The P0rt Vell is a unique area, the liveliest and most relaxing place in Barcelona. One of the city's best attractions.
The entry to the wooden walkway. At the end is a huge mall, MAREMAGNUM. This bridge is a swing bridge that allows boats to enter and exit the harbour.

It's a lovely place to people watch, see the views, feed and watch the birds, and photograph everything.
Birds are aplenty, so are fishes. In these waters, we saw a large school of fish that of course delighted tourists. I wonder if fishing is banned in this area.

Aaahhhh!

It's a buoy!!!! The most famous one or at least the most recognizable one. Each time I see this buoy as user image either on facebook or on flickr, I smile and nod. That user must have enjoyed Barcelona as much as I did. I am thinking about using this as my "avatar" too :D
This is the last attraction/spot we visited in Barcelona before we sailed for the Mediterranean, but I think I still have a post or two about this enchanting city before I start with cruise reporting/documentation/posting.




20 comments:

  1. wow, lots of boats! looks like a lovely place :)

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  2. Hello. I love the harbor!
    All photos are delightful and captivating!
    Thank you so much for sharing.I wish to see this place in the near future. Hopefully.

    Have a great weekend.

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  3. What a lovely capture! I too love Barcelona.

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  4. wow, that's one nice harbor! sarap nga maglakad diyan. :)

    what's the name of that buoy?

    happy weekend!

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  5. How many beautiful perspectives in that pleasant walk! I'd like to be there, with my camera of course !

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  6. A nice place to walk with friends!

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  7. nice but what i like most is the buoy and the birds flying around the area.

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  8. It is a beautiful city...
    Thank you for posting those pictures..sweet memories !

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  9. You must be wishing you had one of those sail boats when you said "Aaahhh!" I'm looking forward to your cruise entries.

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  10. Beautiful photographs, Maria! Looks like a lovely place!
    Btw, your heading picture is awesome! Parang Ansel Adams!

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  11. Rambla del Mar is really a beautiful place!
    Great photos!

    LOVE your new header!

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  12. What a wonderful place!

    That buoy looks great on the water. Very creative. :D

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  13. I've been enjoying your posts of Barcelona! What an interesting and colorful city. I love your shot with the flying birds and the closely packed sailing boats in the background. Can't wait to take the rest of the trip!!

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  14. very ultra-modern looking boardwalk. Love to be on that cruise ship too :)

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  15. You are bringing back a flood of memories, Maria. This was just a walk away from our hotel room a couple years back. I remember the sailing masts and all the birds. I most remember being surprised about no railings on the boardwalk. They couldn't get away with that in the States, could they!

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  16. i agree with you, that place is good for doing many things specially taking pictures.

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  17. I like the structure of that bridge and boardwalk ... So unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. how i wish weather's the same here so i can take a walking tour everyday but probably not when on the beach hehe

    such relaxing photos

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  19. truly an amazing place for people watching. hmmm, the structure is really interesting. awesome shots.

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  20. Barcelona is such a beautiful city. Wonderful captures Maria!

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