Olympic Port: Mapfre & Hotel Arts

Olympic Port Barcelona
Mapfre Tower and Hotel Artsare the two tallest buildings in the city, the two skyscrapers crowning  the Olympic Port of Barcelona.

They are often called the twin towers of Barcelona, because they have exactly the same height and are placed opposite to each other.

For its spectacular height are not only the highest in the city, occupying the seventh place in the ranking of the tallest skyscrapers all over Spain.

Certainly are not going unnoticed, you'll see them from everywhere in Barcelona. Both are gigantic buildings rising no more and no less than 154 meters high.

Becoming an important monument, between the two towers you will find  the beautiful sculpture known as La Dorada, sculpted by Frank O' Gehry.  

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  • History of the Towers


c / de la Marina 19-21
08005 Barcelona


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Public transport:

Metro: Drassanes L3, L4 Barceloneta station.
Buses 14, 17, 19, 36, 38, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 91, 157.
Tourist Bus: Blue Route, Port Vell stop.

Torre Mapfre

Mapfre TowerThis spectacular tower has become one of the most representative symbols of Barcelona's Olympic Port .

It can be seen from the ground floor like a giant mirror that rises into the sky , as its windows reflect the street and the sea in a striking appearance .

The tower is housing several offices, amon them the headquarters of the Mapfre insurance company, giving the name to the building. 

The architects who designed this monumental tower were Iñigo Ortiz and Enrique León.

The height of this tower is 154 meters and it has 40 floors in total. This imposing building has also a helipad up there, on the roof terrace , intended only for emergency use.

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts BarcelonaThis is another of key buildings in the Olympic Port of Barcelona, a new part of the private port built in 1992 in the occasion of the Olympic Games of the city.

It was designed by architect Bruce Graham, opening its doors two years after the Olympics, in 1994. Is one of the Hotels listed in our section Hotels near the beach.

It is a luxurious 5-star hotel, and it has the most amazing views of the sea and the city. Besides hotel rooms , also has 30 luxury apartments occupying nine floors of the hotel , some of them have terraces overlooking the Port Olimpic.

The building is a tower of green glass, surrounded by an iron frame in white color, has a total height of 154 meters high and 44 floors.

The hotel has an important collection of Spanish Contemporary Art , comprising more than a thousand works, paintings and sculptures .

A final factor may be of your interest : at the foot of the Tower Hotel Arts you will find The Gran Casino de Barcelona , where you can spend a perfect evening of leisure in front of the sea. 

For further information see our section Hotel Arts Barcelona. If you want to book on-line your stay in this amazing hotel you can do it here: Hotel Arts booking