Culture around La Barceloneta & Port Vell

The area around La Barceloneta does not have a particularly high concentration of cultural venues. Nevertheles, if you're interested in Barcelona's history as an important Mediterranean shipyard, the Museu Marítim offers a very nice selection of boats, models, maps and paintings, plus a tour of one of the old ships.

The Harlem Jazz Club, near Port Vell, is a small dive presenting all kinds of interesting music: jazz, flamenco, rock, african, latin, fusion, experimental... along with Game-B it's a great example of Barcelona's diverse music scene. For a totally different vibe, the Irish Winds pub in the Maremàgnum complex offers live Celtic folk music.

Where to experience Barceloneta Culture:

maritime museum


  • Museu Marítim/ The Maritime Museum
  • Museu d'Història de Catalunya / Catalonia History Museum

Music Venues

  • Harlem Jazz Club (Jazz, Rock, Latin, Blues)
  • Game-B (Latin & Jazz)
  • Irish Winds (Irish/Celtic folk)

For complete Barcelona culture listings (address, telephone, metro, etc.), click on the title links of each section above.