This huge multipurpose area by the seaside that features large open spaces, a marina and beach, museums and hotels
The Barcelona Forum, also known as Park del Forum, is one of the newest and more modern areas in Barcelona. Along with the Olympic Port, it’s the most recent undertakings taking place in Barcelona.
Nowadays, this complex is a modern and quiet quarter featuring marinas, shopping areas and parks with easy access to the seafront. It’s definitely one of the best places to stay in Barcelona. (See our hotel recommendations below).
Parc del Forum: A new area for Barcelona
Back in 2004, the area hosted the Barcelona Forum of Cultures, an international event advocating for causes such as peace, human rights and sustainable projects.
As a major international event, the Forum of Cultures project called for an ambitious layout of new infrastructures that would revamp the all the area between the Besós river and Sant Adriá del Besós.
Currently, the space is mainly used for massive music events during the year like the Primavera Sound Festival and La Mercé, Barcelona’s biggest holiday.
What to see in the Barcelona Forum
The Parc del Forum occupies an area of 30 hectares and it features a very mixed group of spaces.
The impressive structure of the Photovoltaic Plate stands out like a gigantic sculpture. It’s a nice place to catch the view of the surroundings and the Barcelona coastline.
The Blue Museum is an interesting visit if you travel to Barcelona with kids. This giant, tringle shaped building, clad in blue hosts the Barcelona Natural Science Museum.
The Forum Beach
The Forum area is generous with urban parks and squares. In fact, it holds the record for being the second largest square in the world. You can also visit the only sandless beach in Barcelona, called the Forum Beach (Banys Fòrum).
Barcelona Bosc Urbá (Urban jungle)
This adventure playground features a variety of activities to put your adrenaline to the test. A great activity to do with kids in Barcelona.
All participants will have to engage in more than 50 different challenges like zip lines, rope swings and bungee jumping, to name a few.
The Port Forum is probably the bussiest area in the whole complex. It features a mix of nautical and sports related stores, as well as a marina.
How to get to Parc del Forum
Metro: Line 4, El Maresme I Fòrum Station.
Tram: Line T4, Fòrum Station.
Bus: 7, 41, 141.
Recommended hotels near Parc del Forum
Take a look at the most popular hotels booked by our readers
AC Hotel Barcelona Fórum by Marriott
Located just 7 minutes walk from the beach, easy metro access and opposite a shopping centre. This 4-star hotel offers a rooftop pool and modern rooms with sea views.
Features 2 heated outdoor pools (one on the 23rd floor), great views, terraces, sauna, gym and outstanding views. it’s located within a 10-minute walk from the beach.
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Outstanding location (5 minutes walk from the beach), this stunning Hilton hotel features the Purobeach Barcelona terrace and restaurant.
Hotel SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona
Top-notch amenities, spa and a seasonal panoramic pool and a solarium on the hotel rooftop are some of the features of this 4-star hotel.
Situated just 10 minutes’ walk from Bogatell Beach, features a rooftop swimming pool, sun terrace, and a modern gym. Metro, bars and restaurants nearby.
Beautiful Kiwi Boat
Set within 200 m of Forum Beach this original accommodation option offers free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and a garden, plus access to a terrace and free private parking.
Port Forum sail boat
Stay in Barcelona in a wonderful 2-bedroom sailing boat, featuring beachfront accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi. Private parking available.