Port Olímpic - Zoo stop
This stop invites you to take a stroll through the marina built for the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games and discover the new Barcelona, featuring a new modern and cosmopolitan promenade.
Olympic Barcelona, open to the Mediterranean Sea
The Port Olímpic - Zoo stop on the Red Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic is located at Plaça dels Voluntaris Olímpics, which is at the bottom of Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts, the twin skyscrapers that, one on either side of Carrer de la Marina, make up the most recognisable skyline of Barcelona’s coast.
This marina, which has the capacity for 740 moorings, was created as part of a plan to regenerate the entire coastline of the city before the 1992 Olympic Games by creating a large recreational and restaurant area and the residential area of the Olympic Village. It also recovered more than four kilometres of beaches, where you can enjoy the city’s privileged climate.
What to see
When Barcelona was selected to be the host city of the 1992 Olympic Games in 1986, the city implemented an ambitious project to recover its coastline.
- Barcelona Zoo
Barcelona Zoo has ten different spaces where you can find all types of animals. It was inaugurated in 1892 at Ciutadella Park on a plot that formed part of the facilities built for the 1888 Universal Exposition.
- Catalan Parliament Building
An 18th-century building used as a military arsenal was transformed in 1932 into the Catalan Parliament Building.
- Ciutadella Park
The venue of the 1888 Universal Exposition is now a large park with two museums, an extensive collection of public art and much more. With a surface area of 17 hectares, Ciutadella Park is Barcelona’s largest urban park after Montjuïc and an open-air sculpture museum.
- Olympic Port
The marina constructed for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games is now a major recreational and restaurant area.
- Olympic Village
The home of the athletes during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games is a symbol of the regeneration of the city’s urban coastline and industrial land.
- Poblenou Cemetery
A Neoclassical cemetery is home to mausoleums featuring works by great architects and sculptors from the second half of the 19th century.