El Forum & Tourism around Port Olimpic

Tourism Highlights around El Forum:

  • Port Olimpic
  • Copper Fish
  • Beaches
  • 2004 Forum Barcelona Site
torre mapfre

The Port Olimpic tourism area offers little in the way of sightseeing, and is mostly worth visiting for its beaches: Platja de Nova Icaria, right in front of the Olympic Port, and Platja de Bogatell and Platja de Mar Bella futher north.

Port Olímpic is dominated by two towers - the Torre Mapfre and Hotel Arts Barcelona - and a large, shimmering sculture by Frank Gehry called the "Copper Fish" Gehry, a North American architect, also designed Bilbao's silvery Guggenheim museum. The marina holds beachside restaurants and bars pumping music into the early hours.

barcelona forum

The Forum Barcelona Site, on the northern end of Poblenou, was described by its organizers as "a new and creative space for reflection and experimentation in relation to the main cultural and social conflicts that humanity is faced with at the outset of the 21st century." This space includes the Barcelona Forum Plaza - a huge square dwarfed only by Beijing's Tiananmen -a convention center, a new marina, a park and spruced up beaches.