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WorldMediterraneanSpainMediterranean coast of SpainCosta DoradaBarcelona
Port of Entry
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Barcelona from the air

Barcelona (English /bɑrsɨˈloʊnə/, Catalan: [bərsəˈɫonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,620,943 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km² (39 sq mi).


See Costa Dorada.


See Spain.


'See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The approaches to Barcelona are straightforward.


Barcelona is a port of entry for Spain. For details see Entrance: Spain.


This is a major commercial European port. Most yachts moor in the marinas.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona

Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona/wiki/Barcelona#.5B.5BReial_Club_Maritim_de_Barcelona.5D.5D
Full service marina in the middle of the city. To enter you must wait for the bridge to open.

Real Club Nautico de Barcelona

Real Club Nautico de Barcelona/wiki/Barcelona#.5B.5BReal_Club_Nautico_de_Barcelona.5D.5D
Another full service marina in the middle of the city. To enter you must wait for the bridge to open.

Port Olimpic

Port Olimpic/wiki/Barcelona#.5B.5BPort_Olimpic.5D.5D
The marina is just 15 minutes from the center of Barcelona.

OneOcean Port Vell

OneOcean Port Vell/wiki/Barcelona#OneOcean_Port_Vell
Marina icon OneOcean Port Vell [[Barcelona#OneOcean Port Vell|OneOcean Port Vell]] (Port Vell Marina) 41°22.600'N, 002°11.200'E
It used to be called Port Vell Marina which was a yacht marina. Now OneOcean Port Vell caters exclusivelyy to mega yachts.




Water In most marinas
Electricity In most marinas
Toilets In most marinas
Showers In most marinas
Laundry In Port Olimpic
Garbage Bins in all marinas
Fuel In all the marinas
Bottled gas Butane (blue tanks). Can be purchased and empty tanks exchanged at the hardware store Ferreteria Bras
Chandlers Near Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona
Repairs ?
Internet WiFi in Reial Club Maritim de Barcelona and Port Olimpic
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


For fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, preserved meats, and cheese as well as frozen products the Barcelonetta fresh market is superb. It is a new purpose-built market and is clean, and closer as well as cheaper than the famous Boqueria market on La Rambla which tends to fill with tourists. It is closed Sundays and every afternoon at about 3 pm. Built into one end of the Barcelonetta market is a good grocery store (Appearances are deceptive, most of the groceries are out of sight - take the elevators on the right). The grocery store is open much later than the market. Around the market are several specialist shops selling Bread, Eggs, Preserves etc.

Eating out

For breakfast El Quim in the Boqueria. A much cheaper breakfast can be had at the restaurant in the Barcelonetta market (opposite end from the grocery store. For a midpriced dinner try the various Taller Tappas outlets scattered around the city (the best one is at Sta Catarina market), as well as Irati tapas just of La Rambla. For fresh vegetables Fresco, a self-service soup, salad and pizza kind of place with an all you can eat buffet currently priced at €8 weekdays €10 weekends. Their fresh vegetables are excellent (but some restaurants in the chain are better than others).


  • The main airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN IATA)
  • Barcelona is well-connected to the Spanish railway network, and to the rest of Europe. High-speed trains run frequently from Sants station (in the southwest of the city) to Madrid, Seville and Malaga
  • There are regular ferry connections with the Balearic Islands (Alcúdia, Ciutadella de Menorca, Ibiza City, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Mahón, Palma de Mallorca), Italy (Savona, Genoa, Livorno, Porto Torres and Civitavecchia for Rome) and Tangier, in Morocco
  • public transport is very good



Barcelona was founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia.

Places to Visit

Sagrada Família

There are many World Heritage Sites in Barcelona and one can spend many days touring them and Barcelona's gardens. But, if you are pressed for time do not miss Antoni Gaudí's architectural masterpiece the Basilica of the Sagrada Família.


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