The port project was carried out following the 1992 Olympics , opening he city to the sea , and this was the area which hosted the Sailing Competitions during the Games.
It was built following the design of some of the most important architects of our Century : Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puig Domènech .
Nowadays houses an extensive recreational area . It has everything you need for a day trip : many restaurants and seafood bars , beachfront hotels , shopping areas, and even an Aquarium close by ... and of course , plenty of nightlife .
Here we detail you the most interesting places to visit in the Port Olimpic. You can discover them in depth in our section Olympic Towers, included in Barcelona's Monuments.
How to get to Port Olimpic
Olympic Port of Barcelona
Calle de La Marina
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Metro: Drassanes L3 , L4 Barceloneta station .
Buses 14 , 17, 19 , 36, 38 , 40 , 45 , 57, 59 , 64, 91 , 157 .
Tourist Bus : Route Blue, stop Barcelona Olympic Port .
- Olympic Towers
- The Goldfish & Casino of Barcelona
The skyscrapers of Barcelona
MAPFRE Barcelona and Hotel Arts are what we call the twin towers of Barcelona.
Both towers are measuring exactly the same, reaching 154 meters in height, and are literaly placed one in front of each other.
You'll see them from anywhere in Barcelona, because of its monumentality and impressive modern architecture.
The MAPFRE Tower has become a symbol of Barcelona. It houses several companies, including the one that gives it its name to it.
The Arts Tower Hotel, a 5 star is located right in front of the previous one. It has luxurious hotel rooms and luxury apartments offering stunning views of the city and harbor.
You can see more information about these imposing towers of Barcelona in the section dedicated to them: Olympic Towers.
The Gold Fish by Frank Gehry
Between the two towers of Port Olimpic , Mapfre Tower and Hotel Arts , is located the imposing and spectacular Peix d' Or ( Gold Fish ).
It is a large metallic gold color fish , known by the locals with the name of the Dorada.
It is an impressive sculpture made by the wellknown Frank O ' Gehry , which acquires different golden reflections depending the sunlight.
This sculpture depicts a alrge metallic gold fish. It measures 35 x 54 meters, and is entirely made of stainless steel.
Its creator is also the author of other works in our country. Among the best wellknown is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Gran Casino Barcelona
The Gran Casino of Barcelona is located in the Tower Hotel Arts.
It offers multiple services , including bars , restaurants , and of course all kinds of slot machines, gaming tables, French roulette , American , Black Jack , Poker ...
It has three different bars , where you can have a drink while enjoying the game: Slot Bar, The Mystery Bar and Black Jack Bar.
Casino Barcelona has also three restaurants with different specialties : brasserie , restaurant and the Japanese restaurant .
It is one of the most comprehensive casinos in Europe , the Casino of Barcelona has everything you need to have some fun in the city.