Barcelona, a photo a day


Barceloneta, or little Barcelona.

La Barceloneta is a neighborhood in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona. The neighborhood was constructed during the 18th century for the residents of the Ribera neighborhood who had been displaced by the construction of the Ciudadela of Barcelona. The neighborhood is roughly triangular, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Muelle de España of Port Vell and the El Born neighborhood. The neighborhood is serviced by its own stop on the Barcelona metro. Torre Sant Sebastià is the terminus of the Port Vell Aerial Tramway (better known as the cable car) opened in 1931 and connecting Barceloneta with Montjuïc across Port Vell.

Barceloneta beach gained status as the best urban beach in the World and total third best beach in the World, according to the documentary film “Worlds Best Beaches” produced by Discovery Channel in 2005. And even Miguel Cervantes talks about it in book 2 of The man of la Mancha. Although I have to say, being almost incredibly crowded, it is not our favorite beach in Barcelona.

12 responses

  1. So much going on in that photo. Sounds and looks like an interesting place.


    June 24, 2010 at 1:28 pm

  2. complexity of perspectivity…


    June 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

  3. This place is really beautiful, I remember to walk there with Cezar by my side and then we had a wonderful lunch in some restaurant along the beach.Thanks for these memories!


    June 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

  4. Love your perspective…cool !


    June 24, 2010 at 9:09 am

  5. Many nice details and a nice shot.
    (Thurdsay morning: So sorry to hear about the the tragedy at the train station… Just saw it on


    June 24, 2010 at 8:10 am

  6. “Crowded” is an apt word not just for the beach but for the neighborhood itself.

    But still, considering that it is crowded and has a commercial port too, then having its beach declared the best urban beach in the world, says nothing but good things about its government and residents.


    June 24, 2010 at 6:44 am

  7. Like most harbours, the little boats/yachts rarely seem to get used.


    June 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

  8. Surely a place that breathes history. Please have you all a nice Thursday.

    daily athens


    June 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm

  9. Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral


    June 23, 2010 at 7:18 pm

  10. So much life there. You fit so much into this post.


    June 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm

  11. Interesting information. It looks like a very crowded neighborhood. By the way, I hope your surgery goes well and you are as good as new in no time!


    June 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

  12. Beautiful photograph and narrative Bob.
    Thanks for info.


    June 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm