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Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del PoblenouBarcelona

Discover one of Barcelona’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, a rejuvenated area by the sea with an urban park, a big mall and swimming beaches.

After seeing all the main sights in Barcelona, head to Diagonal Mar i El Front Marítim del Poblenou, a rebranded neighborhood in Barcelona’s Sant Martí district. In the past decade or so, this urbanized seafront hub has become a desirable area to live and play in.

Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou is bordered by the Besòs River, the seafront and Sant Adrià de Besòs. Most of the rejuvenation was completed by 2004, just in time for the Cultural Forum that was held here. The area used to be the notorious slum of La Mina.

“Diagonal Mar” refers to the district at the seaside end of Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal. “El Poblenou” refers to a loosely defined new development area of Barcelona. The residential area of “el Front Marítim del Poblenou” is, like its name suggests, the part of Poblenou that borders on the main coastal road out of Barcelona, the Ronda del Litoral.

Cross this road and make your way through the coastal parklands to sink your toes into the sandy beaches of Platja de la Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella. Splash around in the cool waters and walk along the seafront. Nova Mar Bella is one of the city’s less busy beaches even in summer, while part of Platja de la Mar Bella is a nudist beach with a popular gay club.

Explore Parc de Diagonal Mar, one of Barcelona's largest parks, designed by Enric Miralles. Relax by the lake and mingle with the locals on the tree-lined plaza.

To escape the heat of the day, head into the Centro Comercial de Diagonal Mar, one of the biggest shopping malls in Catalonia. Opened in 2001, it is a modern mall selling all the latest in fashion, technology and home decor.

While a little out of the way from Barcelona’s main tourist sites, Diagonal Mar i El Front Marítim del Poblenou can be reached by metro, buses and trams from the heart of Barcelona. The district is close to Parc del Fòrum and Barcelona's international conference centre (CCIB), on the Maresme side of the Centro Comercial, which means there is no shortage of hotels.


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Hotel Barcelona Princess
Hotel Barcelona Princess
4 out of 5
Avinguda Diagonal 1, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is NZ$135 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.

Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Barcelona International Convention Centre, and within 3 mi (5 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,552 reviews)

"Was very nice hotel just a shame we had to check out early and lose one day"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Hotel Barcelona Princess
Eurohotel Diagonal Port
Eurohotel Diagonal Port
3.5 out of 5
Lope de Vega, 4, Barcelona, Barcelona

Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mar Bella Beach and Bogatell Beach. Barcelona International ...

3.8/5Good! (574 reviews)

"We liked the location close to the beaches and walking distance to the town. Easy and reasonable priced parking under the hotel. Facilities were functional but mediocre. Rooms clean but a bit worn out. Low level breakfast and not attentitive personnel."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Eurohotel Diagonal Port
Hotel Best Front Maritim
Hotel Best Front Maritim
4 out of 5
Paseo de Garcia Faria, 69, Barcelona, Barcelona
The price is NZ$114 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mar Bella Beach, Barcelona International Convention Centre ...

3.8/5Good! (783 reviews)
Good choice!

"Very nice hotel with sea view!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

Hotel Best Front Maritim
Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only
Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Pg. García Faria, 37-47, Barcelona, Barcelona

Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bogatell Beach, Barcelona International Convention Centre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)

"Lovely and clean. Helpful staff. Small but good swimming pool. Very close to the beach but a distance from the main city centre and tourist attractions so more of a beach hotel than a main town hotel."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020

Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
4 out of 5
Passeig Taulat 262-264, Barcelona, Barcelona

This family-friendly Barcelona hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Barcelona International Convention Centre and Parc del Forum. Diagonal ...

4.1/5Very Good! (353 reviews)

"good location near sea and shopping mall. easy access to public transport in Barcelona"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
4 out of 5
Carrer de Provencals, 10, Barcelona, Barcelona

Located in Diagonal Mar i el Front Maritim del Poblenou, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa de la Nova Mar Bella and Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (908 reviews)

"Great location and really friendly and helpful hotel employees. High hygiene and cleaning standards with modern facilities. Only downside is that car park fees are not included in the reservation."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Hotel Attica 21 Barcelona Mar
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