Until the mid-eighteenth century, the Barceloneta Quarter was nothing more than an uninhabited area. It was only at this time when the neighborhood was projected.
The intention was to accommodate the inhabitants of the Born Quarter who had lost their
homes due to the construction of the Ciudadela (today the Ciudadela Park). Most
of these new neighbors were fishermen by profession who took advantage of the proximity of the sea to settle here.
This neighborhood of triangular shape and bordering the Born Quarter, the Olympic Port and the sea, includes the beaches of Barceloneta, Somorrostro, San Sebastián and San Miguel were land reclaimed from the sea.
The structure of the neighborhood is very simple: very narrow streets of rectilinear layout and blocks of regular houses. The curious thing is the type of housing: single-family homes on two floors, with entry from two streets to promote ventilation.
Many years later, the neighborhood was transformed, buildings began to appear with greater heights, in addition to the partition of the original homes in halves and rooms.
The current neighborhood is the result of the great performance that was made on the occasion of the 1992 Olympics. The long Paseo Maritímo, the beautiful beaches, the Catalunya's History Museum and the cableway, make this neighborhood something unique: it cannot be compared to any other in Barcelona.