The Olympic Village
The Olympic village of Barcelona is built at the sea front in the Port Olympic Marina.
The village was built for the Olympic Games in 1992 and it proved massively beneficial for the city. Millions were invested in the infrastructure and urbanization of the city. Ring Roads were built, the airport was renovated and expanded. Afterwards, Barcelona became one of the most visited cities in Europe.
The Olympic Village is one metro stop northward from Barceloneta. Currently, you can find Barcelona's "Twin Towers" in this area, which are the 2 highest buildings in the city. One is used for offices and the other is Hotel Arts, the first 5 star hotel in the city.
In the square below these towers, you can see the giant fountain designed by Mercé and the statue of David and Goliath.
Going through the Park of the Olympic Harbor, you will find lots of different designs by acclaimed architects, like canals and fountains.
At Plaza dels Campions, you will see 257 plaques dedicated to the Gold Medals won in the '92 games.
Furthermore the Olympic area is surrounded with several cafes and restaurants. Here you can enjoy nice meals and drinks during the day. At night, the Olympic port is also very busy, since there are plenty of nightclubs.