Known for its sandy beach and the many restaurants and nightclubs
La Barceloneta is Barcelona’s seaside resort neighbourhood, known for its sandy beach and the many restaurants and nightclubs along its boardwalk. Tony and Helen checked it out late one Sunday afternoon:
“We’re at Barceloneta, and that’s the W Hotel.
And now, if I pull back, you’ll be able to see all the Spanish at play!
Actually, there are quite a few tourists here as well, but not as many as you might think.
We’re at the weekend, and there’s the yellow flag, not the same as in Australia, but frankly, the sea has not got a lot of surf, and there aren’t that many rips, but there are jellyfish.
Anyway, it’s getting quite late now. There are three main beaches here, but the sun’s getting down, although it’s still 25 degrees Centigrade.
If I move sideways you can see in the distance, towards the Port Olympic, I believe, Frank Gehry’s famous fish, Gold Fish (Peix d’Or), glistening in the last rays of the sun.
It’s a pleasant place, and now it’s a nice temperature, but it was very hot indeed.”
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