Located next to Parc de la Ciutadella, Vila Olimpica is a trendy area full of bars and restaurants and is a perfect spot of sunbathing and water sports.
Vila Olimpica Barcelona was part of the regeneration project of the derelict industrial area of Sant Marti in preparation for the 1992 Olympics. Two skyscrapers immediately confront you on the way to the beach with many modern buildings lining the streets. The area is known for being a trendy area for young professionals and you will find plenty of great seafood restaurants and bars here.
Some of the best things to see and do in Vila Olimpica are to take part in water sports such as surfing and sailing. Take a look at the iconic sculpture of a Peix (Fish) by Frank Gehry with its golden metallic curved sheets reflecting the Barcelona sunshine right next to the sea. At La Plaça dels Campions, where you can also find Parc de la Nove Icària, you can see plaques dedicated to the gold medal winners of the 1992 Olympics.
There is also a small shopping centre with a cinema (Cine Icarià) where you can see the original versions of the latest films with Spanish subtitles. Closeby is the Parc de la Cuitadella, the area of el Born and the huge Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre so you are never far away from all the main attractions and sights.
- Metro: L4 (Ciutadella Vila Olímpica)
- Tram: T4