Pont del Petroli is one of the hidden gems near Barcelona and it’s definitely worth seeing.
The original bridge was constructed in 1879 by the company Suari i Canals and it was used for almost a century to unload oil from ships, hence the name Pont del Petroli, or the Oil Bridge. The City Hall decided to dismantle the entire bridge but after many requests by photographers, divers and the citizens, it became a property of the City Hall of Badalona.
After years of restoration, it was opened to the public with improved security and lighting system. The entire length of the bridge is about 250 meters and it stands about 6 meters above the water.
How to get there:
- Take the metro L2 line purple direction Badalona Pompeu Fabra.
- Get off at the stop Pep Ventura, the stop before the final stop.
- Go outside the station using the exit Plaça Països Catalans and take a left and keep walking until you get to the beach. Remember that there will be a small overpass you will have to take to go over the train track.
Here’s how to get from the metro station Pep Venture to the jetty:
There you will be greeted by the bronze statue of Anís del Mono created by Ruiz inaugurated in 2012 as a dedication to the anís brand Anís del Mono. The statue is made of bronze and it is sitting right at the entrance of the jetty.
Our recommendation is to go there very early in the morning to see the sunrise which looks stunning and unforgettable. Bring fruits and snacks and enjoy the view.
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