Barcelona Port is part of a 2,000 year old city, and the capital of Catalonia. The region is a mixture of the medieval in its Gothic Quarter, and the wide boulevards are an example of the Modernist style.
Those looking to expand their wardrobe will find plenty of good sources within walking distance from the Barcelona port of call. At Janina, you will find the trendiest outfits from Dolce and Gabbana, to Spain’s own Custo Barcelona. If you are looking for the latest in styles for men, women, and children visit Toni Miro’s Groc.
If you're shopping in La Comercial, the store's interior designs will challenge you to figure out a way to get all their things aboard your cruise ship. Even if you are not looking to redesign your home, this will give you plenty of ideas. If you are in the mood for something a little different, you can also try the edible designs found only at Majoral.
Things to Do
One of the most popular destinations is the Monument Colon. There you can take the elevator up and be treated to the best views in the city. Each window has stickers on it telling you what you're looking at.
When it comes to beaches, the city center beaches tend to be crowded with people and things to do. If you are looking for secluded beaches, you can go to Nova Icaria or Mar Bella. Usually, the tram or bus can get you there quickly and inexpensively. As a rule of thumb, the farther you get from the city center, the better the beach.
An attraction very close to the Barcelona cruise port is the museum of one of the most famous artist in the world, Pablo Picasso. He lived in Barcelona from 1895–1904. There are many paintings and history posted so give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
Restaurants and Bars
For a great dining experience visit Abac, in upper Barcelona. Abac has some of Europe’s top chefs that will wow you with their innovative recipes. This is not the place to think about saving money though, because the restaurant is pricey.
For a less expensive meal, you can eat at Folquer, also in upper Barcelona. Folquer serves traditional Catalan cuisine in a creative way using first-rate ingredients.
Barcelona nightlife begins early and goes on through the night. To find out what's happening pick up the local paper, or the weekly Guia Del Ocio, it has the nightlife section in English. One of the most popular clubs is Bucaro. It is open until dawn and has a fairly young crowd. Or, for some salsa dancing, you can visit the Caribbean dance club, the Antilla BCN Latin Club or the Agua de Luna.