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Photos Vila Olimpica and Port Olimpic area of Barcelona
The full name of this area is "La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou" which means the Olympic Village of Poblenou. The biggest landmark of Vila Olimpica are the two towers in Port Olimpic whiich were built for the 1992 Olympics. The left tower is the "Torre Mapfre" Mapre Tower by Iñigo Ortiz and Enrique de León, which is an office building. The building to the right is the 5 star Hotel Arts designed by architects Bruce Graham and Frank O. Gehry. The hotel Arts has excellent restaurants and a spa with the best views of Barcelona called the 43 The Spa.

Port Olimpic Hotel Arts tower


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Towers by night seen from nearby Parc de la Ciutadella.The towers are 153.5m high and they were the tallest buildings in Spain at the time of building in 1992.

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Frank O. Gehry also designed the 35m x54m copper latice "FISH" sculpture that soars in front of the Hotel Arts. The name of the sculpture is "PEIX" in Catalan

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Beaches of Barcelona. The hilll in the background is Montjuic hill. See pictures of Montjuic

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The coast of Barcelona city has 5 km of beaches withnine different names.
Barcelona beach names

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Surfers on the beaches of Barcelona. The best place to surf and SUP in Barcelona is on the beaches at Barceloneta near the W Hotel. Find surf shops in Barcelona. Many surfers also for beaches outside Barcelona.

If you want to try SUP stand up paddle surfing visit Barcelona Beach Tours who organise day trips to beaches outside Barcelona including watersports.

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Junction of streets Marina and Icaria. In the small shopping mall on Icaria there is a V.O. version original cinema

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The sculpture installation on Avinguda Icaria is the work of Catalan architect team Enric Miralles and Carme Pinos
. Many other works by Enric Miralles can be seen in Barcelona - among them the Santa Caterina Market, the Gas Natural company tower and the park at Diagonal Mar.

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Nova Icaria Sports and fitness centre in Vila Olimpica. It has an indoor pool, putting range and padel tennis courts

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Paddel Tennis courts. The building behind is a women's prison "La cárcel de mujeres de Wad-Ras" which will be moved to a new location 

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Vila Olimpica public library (left) behind the sports centre Nova Icaria. In 2010 the new Vila Olimpic civic centre for called "Casal de Barri Vila Olimpica-Can Gili Nou" opened in a renovated flour factory called "La Fàbrica de Harinas de José Gili" on Carrer del Taulat 3-5

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"David i Goliat" sculpture by Antoni Llena

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Robert Llimós sculpture "Marc" in memory of his son

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Plaça dels Campions in Vila Olimpica. Each plaque represents a gold medal from the 1992 Olympic Games

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