Passeig de Joan de Borbó, the Facade of Barceloneta

After having lunch at a restaurant at the end of The moll de la Fusta embankment, I continued my way past the Museum of the history of Catalonia towards one of the most picturesque quarters of the city - Barceloneta.

Barcelona. Museum of the history of Catalonia. Panorama

Pasech de Juan de Burbo is the main street of the Barceloneta district, facing the water area of the Old port (Port Vel). The Boulevard is named after Infanta Juan (1913-1993), the third son of king Alfonso XIII of Spain and his wife Victoria Eugenia. Since 1931, together with his father, he was in exile, served in the British Navy, after the death of his father, he was a pretender to the Spanish throne. He is known for his liberal views and participated in the plot against Franco, which, however, did not prevent his children from being educated in Spain and living there. In 1967, Franco announced his second son, also known as king Juan Carlos I of Spain, as his successor. This violated the monarchical succession, since the heir to the throne assumed rights under the living father. The count of Barcelona, like most monarchical families in Europe, did not recognize his son as king. In 1977, Juan Carlos I announced a policy of liberalizing public life and rejecting the legacy of francoism, after which his father renounced his rights to the throne and returned to Spain. At Home, he received the title of honorary Admiral of the fleet. He is buried in the Royal crypt in the Escorial.

Barcelona. Juan de Bourbon Boulevard (Passeig de Joan de Borbó)

The street was built up in the late 19th - early 20th century, there are many buildings with elements of art Nouveau and constructivism.

Barcelona. Juan de Bourbon Boulevard (Passeig de Joan de Borbó) Barcelona. Juan de Bourbon Boulevard (Passeig de Joan de Borbó)

Church of Sant Miquel del Port (Saint Michael at the port). We are still here be sure to take a look.

Barcelona. Barceloneta. The Church Of St. NicholasMichael at the port, Sant Miquel del Port. Barcelona, Barceloneta

There are several hotels located on the Boulevard.

Barcelona. Barceloneta Quarter. /Passeig de Joan de Borbó. Barcelona, Batceloneta

In residential buildings, you can rent a room with a great view of the Old port.

Barcelona. Barceloneta Quarter. /Passeig de Joan de Borbó. Barcelona, Batceloneta

And on the first floors there are many inexpensive restaurants with a menu of seafood.

Barcelona. Barceloneta Quarter. /Passeig de Joan de Borbó. Barcelona, Batceloneta

The Boulevard ends at PLA de Miquel Tarradell, where a small flea market is open on weekends.

Barcelona. Barceloneta Quarter. /Passeig de Joan de Borbó. Barcelona, Batceloneta