Barcelona. Travels in photos

Нistoric and cultural monuments, architecture, museums

Promenade of Barceloneta

Main promenade of Barcelona stretches for 2 kilometers from the hotel "W Barcelona" to Olympic port. The promenade consists of 3 sections - Passeig del Mare Nostrum, a popular place for surfers, the area that runs along the residential neighborhoods of Barceloneta and Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta.

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the Plot, which overlooks the Barceloneta, begins with Sea square (Plaza del Mar), where you can see the metal work of modern art depicting playing ball people in the sea waves. The monument appeared on the square in 2004 and is called "Homenaje a la natación", translated as "paying compliments to the bathers", author Alfredo Lanz (map).

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This is the most popular part of the embankment, due to the large number of restaurants where the menu are seafood.

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Judging by the Roman numeral MCMXXXI, the building was built in 1931, at the dawn of the modern era.

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Plot of San Sebastian beach (Platja de Sant Sebastià), stretching along the Barceloneta, a remarkable avant-garde work of German artist Rebecca horn - "El herido liciero" - which can be translated as "the wounded falling star". The monument, made of metal and plexiglass, was opened in 1992 (see map). Among the inhabitants of Barcelona, the building was named "los Cubos" (cubes).

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Here you can see the masterpieces of sand construction.

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rope ladder to one of the balconies climbing up Santa Claus with bag of Christmas gifts. Actually the Spaniards the role of Santa Claus performs merry Papa Noel (Papá Noel y la Navidad), dressed in a homespun coat and never parted with a flask of good wine, and the Catalans - Christmas Thio (Tió de Navidad) - a piece of wood that is burning in the oven leaves behind gifts. However, having been twice in Barcelona during the Christmas holidays, I saw only a red Santa Claus.

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Large triangular area without a name, before the Olympics there were old houses and handicraft workshops.

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starts Here Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, leading to the Olympic village, there are two 44 storey towers, built in 1991-92, is the hotel Arts and office building Torre Mapfre.

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