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- 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.