Barcelona’s district: Vila Olímpica

Vila Olimpica

Sharing the border with the Mediterranean sea, La Vila Olímpic neighborhood offers various sports activities, famous for the best nightclubs in Barcelona and the tallest buildings in the city. 


La Vila Olímpica is a new neighborhood in Barcelona as it is constructed and formed during the late 1980s and early of the 1990s for the Summer Olympic Game 1992 in order to accommodate about 15,000 participated athletes. Formerly, it was an industrial area of Barcelona. The regeneration of neighborhoods was assigned to the most prestigious architectures at that time, such as Josep Martorell, Oriol Bohigas, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech.

Peix d’Or (the Golden Fish)

Golden Fish by F. Gehry by SBA 73 Flickr e1530092586372 Barcelonas district: Vila Olímpica
Golden Fish, by F. Gehry by SBA 73 | Flickr
One of the most remarkable landmarks of the neighborhood is a 52-meter long golden fish sculpture, which is covered with gilded stainless steel strips by a Canadian architect Frank Gehry. Interestingly, the intertwining glide stainless steel of the giant fish shines under the Mediterranean sun and changes the colors during the day, depending on the sun angle. 

One of the tallest towers in Spain

by Sergi Planas e1530092737454 Barcelonas district: Vila Olímpica
Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre by Sergi Planas | Flickr
Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre skyscraper are located near the port and admirably has the height of 154 meters. Proudly, the two buildings also belong to the lists of the tallest building in Spain and embody the neighborhood, besides the Golden Fish


Nova Icaria by M.C.K Flickr e1530023558605 Barcelonas district: Vila Olímpica
Nova Icaria by M.C.K | Flickr
Stretching out on the other side of Olympic port is a Nova Icaria beach, a less crowded beach than Barceloneta but worth to visit with various water sports activities. Just a short walk out of the neighborhood, in El Poblenou neighborhood, you can access to Bogatell and Mar Bella, a nudist and naturist beach.


Opium YouBarcelona e1530092439820 Barcelonas district: Vila Olímpica
Opium by YouBarcelona | Flickr
Regardless of your need for a night out, La Vila Olímpica has it all. When the sun goes down, every corner of the neighborhood emits its own light. Restaurants are filled with fresh seafood and tasty smell. Crowded bars with clinking glass sound. Nightclubs and discos with live music in all taste and long queue in Opium, Carpe Diem, etc. For everything you need, dancing, singing, drinking or dining, you can find it here in La Vila Olimpica. 


Cinema by Christophe Jossic e1530092386919 Barcelonas district: Vila Olímpica
A cinema by Christophe Jossic | Flickr
There are plenty of cinemas in Barcelona but if you would like to enjoy the latest movies in original language, this cinema provides a wide selection of movies. For tickets and schedule, visit the official website of Icaria Yelmo Cineplex here. 

Accommodation in Barcelona

mar studio.apartment barcelona 22 e1530092210667 Barcelonas district: Vila OlímpicaIn Mar Studio P2 apartment, you can have a relaxed stay in Barcelona enjoying the beach life with Mediterranean atmosphere design. For the full list of holiday apartment in Barcelona, please visit here


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