Photo Gallery - Port Vell and Barceloneta Beach:
Barceloneta - a fishing district
which was originally built to house those who lost their homes when the
old La Ribera district of Barcelona disappeared. Begun in 1753 by
Próspero Vervoon with one story houses. However, in 1837,
the barón de Meer authorised the addition of another storey to each
building and the area became the first "eixample" (expansion) of Barcelona.
Blocks of flats were constructed, 100m x 100m in straight streets and the
beaches were cleared. Barceloneta is within easy walking distance
of Las Ramblas and the Gothic Area of Barcelona.
Port Vell, the old fishing port,
maintains the classic air of Mediterranean fishing ports, with the exception
of the fine yachts moored there! Unfortunately it was a cloudy day when