Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
Port Olímpic Marina was built in 1990 as one of many extensive redevelopments throughout Barcelona in preparation for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympic Games. The port was used to host the sailing competitions of the Olympics. It sits between the beaches of Barceloneta and the beaches of poble Nou.
Port Olímpic was designed by the architects Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech and today has 756 berths for yachts. The two skyscrapers on either side are the Torre Mapfre and the Hotel Arts, with Frank Gehry's Goldfish Sculpture nearby as well as the Gran Casino de Barcelona.
Before the Covid Pandemic the Olympic port was a thriving nightclub zone with bars open all night, and a reputation for being a bit seedy. This all ended during the pandemic and the nightclubs are now gone with the port deciding to take a new direction for its commercial use.
The port is still a private marina and has some sailing clubs and restaurants inside. From the port there are views of hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre as well as sea views from the breakwater. Short of a running circuit along the breakwater or to take sailing classes there is little to do and see in this part of Barcelona.
Port Olímpic is currently Closed.
Since April 2020 the Port Olímpic is being redeveloped by Barcelona de Serveis Municipals (B:SM). The port is being completely rebuilt to transform it into a space dedicated to city residents. "A revamped area where the blue economy, boating, food and the sea will become the heart of economic and social activity".
The completion of the works is planned for 2024 so that the port can host the 27th America's Cup.
The Olympic marina is on two levels with a ramp down to the lower level. The walk round to the end of the sea wall is from the upper level.
The Marina is currently not a tourist attraction because all of the discos and nightlife has been closed. No issues with taking a bicycle along the sea wall path.
Remember that beachwear is not permitted to walk around the streets of Barcelona. so if you stray to far from the beach you in a bikini or without a t-shirt you may get fined.
Address: Passeig Maritim del Port Olimpic, Barcelona. 08005
Nearest TMB Metro is Ciutadella Vila Olímpica on the Yellow (L4) line.