Q: Which tourist attractions would be within walking distance from the cruise port? I am a first time visitor and do not want to rent a car. Anything I shouldn't miss?
A: Remember to check at which cruise terminal you arrive as from the Moll Adossat we recommend to take the cruise shuttle bus that would take you to the Christopher Columbus monument at the foot of Las Ramblas.
|Cruise port shuttle bus service|
There you can start your visit of the town. Las Ramblas is worth a stroll around. Near the bus stop on the left hand side, you can find the Museu Maritim, the Ship Museum, located in a beautiful building. Walking up the Ramblas you will find the famous market La Boqueria, on the left hand side, the famous Plaça Reial and the square Plaça del Pi on the right hand side. A little further up you arrive to the Plaça Sant Jaume, the Cathedral, and, not to forget, the Picasso Museum. Around the area of the old port, the Port Vell, you find the church Santa Maria del Mar, which is also worth a visit or the Park Ciutadella. In general the Gothic Quarter with its narrow streets and little shops is worth the walk. The Palau de la Musica is also near. You can end your long daily visit by foot at one of the terraces at Plaça de Catalunya and sip a good Spanish coffee.
|Overlooking La Rambla from the Columbus Monument|
We would also like to remind you that the cruise shuttle bus - the Cruise Bus - has a stop close to the Metro which gives you the option to travel to almost every tourist spot in town all within about 20 minutes ride.
To get a general idea of the location of some of the mentioned places, you can look at the map you find by clicking on the link below:
Please also see our 10 most visited attractions with their description and photo gallery to make your choice:
For general information about the cruise port terminals, facilities and transport connections, please follow the link below:
Remember to also read our safety guidelines, unfortunately, they are always useful.
Remember. When there is a Metro stop close by you will have access to most of the tourist attractions within around a 30 minute ride.
Shared shuttle minibus transfer from / to Cruise port
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