Monday, 11 February 2008

Walking tour - Port Vell

We set out from the Colombus monument. On its right we find the largest and most complete dockyards in the world, which house the Maritim Museum. On our way-out, we can contemplate the city from the sea on the Golondrinas, double decker motor-launches which tour the harbour. Following the route around the Moll de la Fusta, we can enjoyed the splendid view from its bars and restaurants. Crossing a wooden footbrige, you can also reach Maremagnum, the shopping and leisure complex in the Moll de Espanya, which includes the Aquarium, the large - format Imax cinema and wide range of shops, musical bars, restaurants, mini golf and all you need to enjoy your free time.

1- Maritim Museum
The Maritim Museum of Barcelona is located in the building of the Drassanes Reials (Royal Shipyards) of Barcelona, at the foot of the mount of Montjuïc, in the area called the Port Vell (Old Port) of Barcelona. The collections of the Museum include models of ships, nautical instruments, exvotos, sea paintings, figureheads, maps, and the replica of the Royal Gallery of Juan of Austria.
2- Imax - Port Vell
The world's only fully Imax cinema with three projection systems: Imax, Omnimax and 3D, where visitors can enjoyed the most spectacular cinema on a 27-meter high screen.

3- The Aquarium of Barcelona
A walk along the bootom of the sea through 21 aquariums and a big ocearium where the visitor has the feeling to be diving among sharks and more than 8,000 fishes. In the macrospace Planeta Aqua, you can discover the strangest beings in the planet: living fossils, piranhas, caimans,penguins, as well as multiple interactive spaces. Recent opening of the exhibition on sea horses, with species such as the big-bellied seahorses and the weedy seadragon.Open every day of the year.

4- Catalan History Museum
The museum shows the history and memory of catalonia from different perspectives. The permanent exhibition consists of an interactive voyage from the distant past of prehistory to modern times.
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