Sant Sebastià

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Sant Sebastià beach

Sant Sebastià beach is located in Barcelona, Spain. At 1,100 meters, it is the longest in Barcelona. This is a sandy beach in the Barceloneta neighborhood of Ciutat Vella district.

History[edit]

  • This beach was used by the city's elite in the 19th century and was the first to allow men and women to swim in the same area.
  • In 2004, a statue to commemorate swimming sports was built by sculptor Alfredo Sanz.
  • In 2009, the far end of the beach welcomed a new and massive building, the hotel W Barcelona. It was created by Ricardo Bofill and has caused some confrontation as it has altered Barcelona's skyline.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°22′25″N 2°11′23″E / 41.3735°N 2.1896°E / 41.3735; 2.1896