Thursday 5 March 2015

Moll de la Fusta, Barcelona

Running along Barcelona's waterfront between La Rambla and the Barceloneta district, Moll de la Fusta has a very wide pavement that accommodates scores of joggers, cyclists and tourists. Dotted with striking pieces of modern art and lined with palm trees and nineteenth century architecture, this 1km promenade is a diverting and enjoyable place to stroll. Although there is a sunken dual carriageway between you and the sea, Moll de la Fusta is high enough to provide views of the city's bustling marina. The best time to visit is early evening when the setting sun gives the city's grand stone buildings a golden hue.

The statue of Christopher Columbus on top of Mirador de Colom surveys Barcelona's waterfront