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Port Vell is how the Old Harbour of the city of Barcelona is known in Catalan. The old shipping port was built more than 2,000 years ago and later became one of the most attractive and popular recreational places in the city.
The origins of Port Vell go back to the fourth century BC, when Barcelona was under the occupation of the Layetanos, an Iberian tribe that traded with Greek colonies. Later, it was colonized by the Romans, who founded the Barcino colony in the first century and quickly took advantage of the coastal area to develop a shipping port.
Although some of the port's facilities are currently used for sports boats, such as the Barceloneta dock and the Warehouse dock, and others are used for the mooring of the large cruise ships that arrive in Barcelona, there is also a shopping centre known as the Maremagnum, which is very popular among tourists.
Another of the great advantages of Por Vell is its wide access alternative, as it can be accessed directly by Metro Line 3, by getting off at the Drassanes stop, by entering directly if one arrives by ferry, by its multiple bus lines or by walking down Las Ramblas.
As an important detail, an air shuttle service allows one to contemplate all the beauty of Port Vell from above and has become a great tourist attraction.