Pailebot de Santa Eulàlia
This 1918 three-mast schooner, restored by the Museu Marítim, is moored along the palm-lined promenade Moll de la Fusta. You can see it...
Run by Cooltra, Barcelona Scooter offers a three-hour tour by scooter around the city (€50) in conjunction with the city tourism office....
Museu d’Història de Catalunya
Inside the Palau de Mar , this worthwhile museum takes you from the Stone Age through to the early 1980s. It is a busy hotchpotch of...
Suquet de l’Almirall
At this family business run by one of the acolytes of Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant, the order of the day is top-class seafood. A...
Moll d’Espanya · interesting places nearby
It is hard not to shudder at the sight of a shark gliding above you, displaying its toothy, wide-mouthed grin. But this, the 80m shark tunnel, is the highlight of one of Europe’s largest aquariums. It has the world’s best Mediterranean collection and plenty of colourful fish from as far off as the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef. All up, some 11,000 fish (including a dozen sharks) of 450 species reside here.
Back in the shark tunnel, which you reach after passing a series of themed fish tanks with everything from bream to sea horses, various species of shark (white tip, sand tiger, bonnethead, black tip, nurse and sandbar) flit around you, along with a host of other critters, from flapping rays to bloated sunfish. An interactive zone, Planeta Aqua, is host to a family of Antarctic penguins and a tank of rays that you watch close up.
Divers with a valid dive certificate may dive in the main tank with the sharks.