Barcelona Cruise Port Guide Info


Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia and one of the major Mediterranean seaports located on the northeastern coast of the country.

Barcelona Cruise Terminal consists of 7 passenger cruise terminals located in the vicinity of La Rambla, a bustling boulevard and one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. Terminals A, B, C, D (D is called Palacrusceros) are located at the Adossat Quay (Adossat Moll), approximately 2.8 kilometers from La Rambla, and are mainly used by large cruise liners.

Cruise ship shuttle buses are normally provided to take cruise passengers to the Christopher Columbus Monument for a fee, from where they can walk to La Rambla (a 5-minute walk). Another 3 terminals are located in the area of the World Trade Center and are referred to as North, South, and East Terminal. From these terminals, La Rambla is within a 10-15 minute walking distance, and nearby is a stop for Hop on hop off bus and access to public transportation (bus/metro). All cruise terminals offer facilities such as an exchange office, duty-free shops, souvenir stores, bar-restaurants, and easy access to taxi vehicles, available in front of the cruise terminals.

Barcelona is the economic, cultural, and administrative center of Catalonia, the city of rich historical heritage and one of the major European capitals of arts and culture. The city’s architecture is vastly influenced by the prominent Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, whose works of art represent the main tourist attractions of Barcelona: La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera are exquisite examples of Gaudi’s unique architectural style: Catalan Modernism. Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are located within a walking distance from La Rambla (1-1.4 km), whereas La Sagrada Familia (2.7 km) and Park Güell (4 km) are a bit further and are best accessible via bus, metro, or taxi.

if you decide to stay in the area around La Rambla, there are many things to do and sites to explore. La Rambla avenue is an animated place boasting a variety of street bars and restaurants serving delicious Spanish paella and sangria, shops, museums, palaces, and markets, among which Palau Güell and Mercado de la Boqueria are the most famous ones.

La Rambla is 1.4 km long and ends at Plaça de Catalunya, one of the largest squares in Barcelona and the main transport hub of the city. Less than a kilometer from the square, you can reach a pedestrian area of The Gothic Quarter, where the imposing 13th century Gothic Cathedral dominates the landscape. On the other hand, if you want to take in extraordinary views of the city, you can catch a cable car, taxi, or book a shore excursion taking you to Montjuïc Hill, from where you can admire the breathtaking panorama over Barcelona. Last but not least, beach lovers can visit Barceloneta beach, a long public beach located a 30-minutes walk from the shuttle bus drop off place. Barcelona is a city full of possibilities, and make sure you plan your stay ahead to make your day fulfilled and memorable.

For additional information and ideas, check out the article BARCELONA CRUISE PORT GUIDE, THINGS TO DO, SHORE EXCURSIONS

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