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Attractions and Tours near Port Vell

General Information

Port Vell is one of the most popular touristic areas of Barcelona with a large selection of the best views of the city. The main attractions for tourist visiting this area are the beach, the sea and the small boats parked in the old port.

You can take a ride with the cable car that departs from the port area and goes all the way up to the top of Montjuic mountain while enjoying a mesmerizing air view over the city.

Another great attraction that can offer entertainment to the whole family is IMAX, where you can enjoy a movie in a 4D experience.

Visit the Museu de Cera (Wax Museum) that feuture wax figures of international and local celebrities, or travel back time in Columbus days by visiting the Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument), built in honor of his return after discovering America.

Various selection of guided tours are available in the area, like a guided tour of the coastal line taken by scooters or a cruise with one of the many boats available in the port. Organized cruises can be private or in groups, and can last between one and several days.

Recommended Attractions and Tours near Port Vell

Tickets for Barcelona Aquarium

Barcelona Aquarium is the largest Mediterranean-themed aquarium in the world. Embark on an aquatic journey through the tropical oceans, coral reefs and marine communities of the Mediterranean. With 35 aquariums and 11,000 animals from 450 species it’s full of sea life to get to know. This is the most undersea fun a land-dweller can have.

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Tickets for Montjuïc Cable Car

Ride in comfort as you soak up panoramic views of Barcelona. The recently refurbished Montjuïc Cable Car is one way to see the city in style.

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Tickets for Columbus Monument Lookout

Okay, so Christopher Columbus accidentally stumbled across North America while searching for India. But the explorer still got himself a 60m tall cast-iron column on La Rambla, to commemorate his ‘discovery’ of America. Fittingly, the statue of Columbus that stands atop the column is pointing in the wrong direction.

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Tickets for Wax Museum Barcelona

Cavemen, a Prohibition-era bank robbery, Little Red Riding Hood, and Salvador Dalí… you never know what’s around the next corner of the Wax Museum Barcelona. With 360 waxworks showing historical scenes (famous couples like Antony and Cleopatra as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono), the Wax Museum Barcelona casts its net quite wide.

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Tickets for City Tour Barcelona

Grab this Hop-on Hop-off bus tour and see Barcelona at your own pace. Ride a double-decker bus around the Catalan capital and see all the highlights. Snap stunning pics of the most picturesque places and hop off to roam around the ones you most want to explore! The included audio guide will fill you in on the history, cultural life, and amazing architecture of this seaside city.

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Tickets for GoCar Barcelona

The Catalan capital is one of those rare cities that actually meets (and exceeds) expectations. It’s beautiful, quirky, fun, sunny, and, yes, really hilly. So follow Barça’s legendary coach Johan Cruyff’s advice and turn this disadvantage into an advantage: Explore Barcelona by GoCar!

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