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El Poblenou Platges

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A series of beautiful, broad, sandy golden beaches dotted with xiringuitos (seasonal beach bars) stretches northeast from the Port Olímpic marina. They're largely artificial, but that doesn't deter the millions of sunseekers and swimmers from descending in summer, especially for beach volleyball – and they're still quieter than the sandy strands closer to the city centre.

First comes Platja de la Nova Icària, the southernmost and busiest of El Poblenou's beaches, followed by lively Platja del Bogatell. Next along, Platja de la Mar Bella has a small nudist strip and is popular with an LGBTIQ+ crowd. Locally loved and sporty Platja de la Nova Mar Bella leads into the new Front Marítim residential and commercial waterfront strip, part of the Diagonal Mar project in the Fòrum district, which is fronted by the last and easternmost of these artificial beaches to be created, Platja del Llevant.

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1. Platja de la Mar Bella

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With a small nudist strip, soft blonde sands, some water sports and a skate park, Platja de la Mar Bella is popular with an LGBTQI+ crowd.

2. Platja de la Nova Mar Bella

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Locally loved Platja de la Nova Mar Bella has gold-tinged sand and a bit of a watersports scene, and leads into the new Front Marítim residential and…

3. Platja del Bogatell

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Fronting El Poblenou, these buzzy golden-white sands host volleyball courts and a few seasonal xiringuitos (beach bars) with sunbeds and umbrellas. There…

4. Rambla del Poblenou

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With its origins in the mid-19th century (when Poblenou's industrial boom kicked off), this leafy boulevard has long been the neighbourhood hub, sprinkled…

5. Cementiri del Poblenou


Just inland from Platja de Bogatell, Poblenou's cemetery dates from 1773. It was positioned outside the then city limits for health reasons; its central…

6. Platja del Llevant

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Created in 2006, in front of the revitalised El Fòrum district, this gold-coloured artificial beach is the city's easternmost and popular with dog walkers.

7. Platja de la Nova Icària

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The southernmost and busiest of El Poblenou's beaches, this broad golden trip gets lively in warmer months, when a couple of xiringuitos grace the sand,…

8. Espai Subirachs

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In a building next to the townhouse in which he was born in 1927, this intimate exhibition is devoted to the late Josep Maria Subirachs. It highlights the…