Guided Tour of the Port of Barcelona with a Marine Biologist and visit to the Fish Auction

Guided Tour of the Port of Barcelona with a Marine Biologist and visit to the Fish Auction

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 Small group guided Tours of maximum 10 people
 Promotes diversified attractions off the beaten path
 Locally made products and locally owned services are offered
 Steps are taken to minimize energy consumption
 Climate friendly transport options are offered

Enjoy this unique Tour of the Port of Barcelona to discover Barcelona’s old harbour and learn everything about its traditional fishing methods. You will get to know the real daily activity of the port next to the fishermen and fisherwomen, together with a marine biologist guide, who will explain you all about the world behind of sustainable fishing and the current ways put in place in the Port of Barcelona to protect the sea and its biodiversity.

You will first enter at the Port, which is not possible to do unless joining this tour, inside you will discover this old harbour and its ancient seafaring tradition, such as the care of the moorings and other traditional practices. Your guide will explain how the Port of Barcelona has evolved over the years, adapting to the needs of the city, and its trade activity. You will also learn about which fish is captured nearby Barcelona area, so you will perharp grab some great ideas about what fish to eat during your stay in the city!

In the meantime you will enjoy the spectacle of the boats when they enter the port. After a long day of work, it is time for them to sell the fish collected in the Fish auction, a building where the fish is sold to companies, markets, restaurants every afternoon. We will be inside the Fish auction and you will get to see first hand how the process happens in between the fish gets from the sea and in our markets and plates.

Join this accessible Tour of the Port of Barcelona and visit to the Fish auction to learn all about sustainable fishing.

 

Overview

The sidewalks and streets around the Barceloneta area present optimal accessibility conditions with regular and compact paving. The tour takes place along the pier of the Barcelona Fishing Port, including the entrance to the Fish Market, where it is auctioned. Most of the route does not present significant unevenness, except at the entrance to the Lonja where there is an access ramp with a slope greater than 12%. Some sections of the route have uneven pavement, but most are passable for wheelchair users. The distance traveled in total is about 0.5 km.

Route

  Suggested Wheeling / Walking Distance to cover: 0,5 km (0,3 mile)

  Route goes through paved streets with sidewalks

  Route avoids stairs or slopes with >12% gradient

 Flat solid pavement

  Cobblestones  

 Gravel

  Step-free entrance​ at venues​

  Accessible bathrooms available during the activity

  The route includes a Restaurant with accessible toilets

Photos

Some parts of the pavement have holes and are irregular

There is a ramp to access the Fish auction

Transport

  Accessible Transport available with ramp access and tie-down system to reach the meeting point

  Handbike – Batec available for rent

  Mobility equipment such as power wheelchairs, scooters or walkers available for rent

Tour Guide

  The Tour Guide has training assisting people with disabilities

  The Tour Guide has training on Audio description

  The Tour Guide has training communicating with people with a learning disability

  The Tour Guide does not speak the International Sign (IS)

 

 

  • Full guided Tour of Port of Barcelona and the Fish auction
  • Private official local guide
  • All local taxes

Our itineraries are a selection of those most interesting parts that avoids steps, pronounced hills and cobblestones, following a mostly flat path along the tour, and we tailor each tour to each group’s preferences and specific accessibility needs.

 

  • Meeting point: Port of Barcelona in Barceloneta
  • Starting time: 4 P.M
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet

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