Ancient and modern international Spanish port.

Spain is an ancient seaport - Barcelona, ​​successfully functioning for over 2000 years.This is one of the largest Mediterranean logistics hubs, serving large transport and cargo flows as the Iberian Peninsula and southern Europe.

little history

For centuries, the sea port of Barcelona has seen and Greek galleries and modern cruise liners.Thanks to him the city prospered and was rich in the Middle Ages.At the beginning of its inception, it was the anchorage, located within walking distance from Mount Montjuïc (Montjuic) that was used by Phoenician traders.She was not protected as weather disasters, and by fans of easy money, with the result that the goods were lost or even killed ships.In order to protect trade and make a profit, it was decided to create the port.Barcelona in the early XV century, received permission from the Spanish king Alfonso V Magnanimous in the construction of the port in order to facilitate and accelerate the work of loading and unloading of ships, and in 1428 began its const

ruction.Later it was rebuilt several times and reconstructed.

modern infrastructure

Today the port of the Spanish capital occupies a large area, about 7.9 km2 area of ​​Barceloneta separating the mouth of the Llobregat, and consists of three parts:

  • Port Vell;
  • cruise;
  • trading.

In fact, this individual units, united by a common name.At the site of the ancient merchants parking at Montjuic mountain today is a commercial port.

Where a journey?

largest in the Mediterranean and the fifth largest in the world is equipped with seven cruise port terminals.Barcelona receives each year through the sea gate about 4 million tourists arriving on cruise liners.The entrance and the entrance is located just a five-minute walk from La Rambla, to the left of the office of the company Trasmediterránea and directly opposite the Plaza de Les Drassanes.South, North, Drassanes and Sant Bertrand terminals are located at the pier WTC - World Trade Center, close to the 5 star Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina.Located on the waterfront Adossat terminals (A, B, C, D) are removed from the town center is 2 km away.In the port of Barcelona runs a shuttle trip, which is 2, and a ticket for the whole day - 3 euros.He collects passengers at the bus stop located near the entrance.Find it simply, you need to get back to the monument to Columbus and facing the sea, some to the right and will be a place of landing the shuttle.In addition to the cruise terminals, and can be reached by taxi.

Port Vell

Port Vell translated from Catalan means "old harbor", but most tourists know it as the Old Port.Barcelona - a city of ancient and different from other stolits.Tak, namely in the area of ​​Port Vell is a business center of the Spanish capital, serving most of the operations in the north-western Africa.It is accessible by walking over the footbridge, located directly in front of the monument to Columbus.Near it are the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, ​​a popular shopping center Maremagnum, a huge aquarium, cinemas and IMAX Port Vell Cinesa.

How to get to the Port of Barcelona?

If you arrive to Barcelona by plane, then get direct to the port does not work, direct communication between the two hubs of the Spanish capital there.The quickest and easiest way - go by taxi, such a move will cost 30-40 euros and will last about an hour.

You can get there by public transport, but only with transfers.To do this, the airport should take the shuttle bus Aerobus, the ticket price which is 5.9 €, and get to the end of the route in Plaza Catalunya (Plaça Catalunya).Going on it, you must take the green L3 metro branch, bought for 2.15 € ticket.Then, having passed two stations, get off at Drassanes, near to the seaport.Coming out of the subway, you will walk along La Rambla towards the sea and rounded Columbus Monument, go slightly to the right before the entrance to the port.In the port you can take the shuttle (2 €).Thus, the transfer from the airport to the seaport will cost you 10 € per person.However, to save some money and be sure to go to the park "Port Aventura" (Barcelona), you can get from the airport on a regular city bus, for example, number 106 to the nearest metro station for 1.4 €.

All the fun - at once!

If you are in Barcelona, ​​plan at least one day to go into the world of childhood and visit the wonderful Spanish amusement park - "Port Aventura".Since opening in 1995, he confidently holds its place in the top ten most popular European parks.Today, this large-scale project includes a summer water park, four hotels and a huge area filled with attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants and cafés.The whole park is divided into five main thematic areas of interest:

  • Wild West;
  • Mediterranean;
  • Polynesia;
  • Mexico;
  • China.

For the youngest visitors is created Sesame Aventura playground, where children are walking your favorite characters of the TV show and a lot of interesting attractions.

How to get there?

But Spain - it's not just Barcelona!"Port Aventura" is located 100 km from the Spanish capital, on the Costa Dorada, in the province of Tarragona, between the resort towns such as Salou and Vila-seca.To get to the park in the following ways, each of which takes more than an hour:

  1. From Barcelona and other major Spanish cities to come to the big bus company Bus Plana, plying on special routes.
  2. also from the Spanish capital, you can reach the "Port Aventura" by rail.In Barcelona you can take the train at the station Estació de França, he goes away practically empty, or at such stations as Estació de Sants or Passeig de Gràcia.
  3. If you rented a car, you need to find on the AP-7 motorway exit, marked by a huge yellow shield with the inscription PortAventura, and go further, following the signs leading directly to the parking lot of the park.One day parking costs 10 €.
  4. You can also park on the site in advance to book a private transfer from the hotel, train station or airport.
  5. If you're staying in Salou, on the tourist train, go walking, you can reach the park "Port Aventura".