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Photo was taken in Barcelona, Rambla de Marin Port Vell (Old Port)

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Port Vell (Old Port) was one of the main projects for the city's Olympic renewal scheme. More Miami than Mediterranean, it consists of a marina and large expanses of open recreational areas where people get out and enjoy the sun. It is also home to the city's Aquarium. On one side it is flanked by the Passeig Joan de Borbón, the main street of La Barceloneta (Little Barcelona). Formerly a fishing district dating from the 18th century, the neighborhood is full of character and is still one of the best places to eat seafood in the city. The blocks here are long and narrow -- architects planned them that way so that each room in every building fronted a street. The streets end at Barceloneta beach. This, as in all of the city's beaches, were nonexistent pre-1992. The harborfront was clogged with industrial buildings -- many of them abandoned -- and chiringuitos (beach bars) until the land was reclaimed, sand trawled in from offshore and beach culture returned to Barcelona. Today they are some of the finest urban beaches in Europe. From Barceloneta, they sprawl out northwards to the Vila Olímpica and beyond. The Olympic Village, dominated by a pair of landmark, sea-facing skyscrapers (one accommodating the five-star Hotel Arts and the city's casino) boasts yet another marina and a host of restaurants and bars. The entire length of Barcelona's man-made waterfront can be viewed by a stroll along the Passeig Marítim.(www.frommers.com.)

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