Las Ramblas, Barcelona
You must take a stroll along La Rambla. It is a wide boulevard with a large central pedestrian area. In the center are all sorts of stalls and stand offering various wares.
The photo shows Irwin walking with our friends.
Favorite thing: (photo:La Rambla) Just walk in the streets and look around, and admire the fantastic architectural reminiscences!Barcelona is famous for it's art.Just some artist :Picasso, Miró and Gaudi certainly.I advise the same as the books:The Old City, La Rambla, the seafront, Montjuíc,Güell Park.
Visit the Ramblas near Plaza Cataluna. This is main street that also leads from the town down to the beach area. There are so many people in this street with buskers and many stalls selling their wares that it creats a wonderful atmosphere. In a way, it is Spain's 'Champs-Elysees'...but better. It can be a bit pricey to sit outside a cafe....
But, it is a great street and you can kill a good half day just walking up and down this street. If you get thirsty, then you can walk down to the beach and have a drink there. There is also a cable car which goes over the mountain and beach area but I never did find out how to get to the start....
Viva Barcelona....one of my favourite cities !!!
Have a stroll along the street LAS RAMBLAS!
Fondest memory: Here you'll feel the real spirit of Barcelona. On both sides of the street you'll see live figures that are very picturesque. Here there are plenty of museums and theatres. I enjoyed the WAX MUSEUM very much. Don't forgets streets and squares attached to LAS RAMBLAS - enjoy the GOTHYC QUARTER with the Cathedral of Barcelona; in PLACA REIAL you'll see the fountain created by Gaudi - and a lot of other things worth seeing!
Favorite thing: The RAMBLA is, of course, the best known landmark of Barcelona, and deservedly so. Meandering down from the Pl. de Catalunya to the Columbus statue, filled with newspaper kiosks, flower and animal stalls, and all sorts of artists, it is undoubtedly the place where everyone comes together, both tourists and locals, from the most inconspicuous to the most exaggerated representative of all sorts of urban tribes.
Fondest memory: one funny thing was during my first visit to barcelona myself and my mate other donal were walking up las ramblas and we saw this woman fighting with her husband. to show her disgust with him for whatever he had done she did an impromtu strip and danced gleefully for the assembled crowd!
Stroll along the historical avenue 'La Rambla'.
It has the same place in the psyche of the city as the Champs Elysées in Paris or Oxford Street in London, but is far less snooty than the former and far more attractive than the latter. Lined with trees, cafés, restaurants, flower stalls, shops and newspaper stands, La Rambla is the perfect place to stroll and soak up the unique Barcelona atmosphere.
It's full of life day and night.The pedestrian boulevard is packed with kiosks, buskers, living statues, mimes and itinerant salespeople selling everything from lottery tickets to jewellery and birds.
Walk down Las Ramblas, the CatalonianChamps Elysees There are plenty of shops where you can buy gifts for your friends & family. Don't forget to pay a visit to Parc Guell, where Gaudi´s Museum is
Fondest memory: I went to Barcelona with my boyfriend to see his favourite band, Pearl Jam,
Walking down Barcelona's narrow streets is an unforgettable experience...
Favorite thing: The place in Barcelona, where life bustles is the approx. 3 km long "Las Ramblas". It's a great place for shopping or watching people while sipping a beer in one of the countless open air bars. Along this shady alleyway, there a always some street artist to entertain the passing crowd.
Ramblas! An amazing street!
At the end of RAMBLA you can find MAREMAGNUM. A mall with many discos.
Between Maremagnum and ramblas there's the Colom's Monument.
In this photo I'm under the Colom's Monument.
Walk down 'La Ramba'. It's a pedestrian street filled with street vendors, gift shops, restaurants and tons of street performers. You will encounter some of the most talented 'Street Statues'
If you've never been there, you should definitely take one of the bus tours which points out several different points of interest. The Gaudi museum and Gaudi's buildings are another must see.
You should also try and get to the museum where Snowflake, one of only 2 or 3 albino gorillas in the world lives.
go to Las Ramblas, a street full of shops and outdoor cafes. Also, if weather permitting - walk to the coast and check out the beach. See La Sagrad Familia - a gothic church designed by Gaudi over a century ago which has become a symbol of Barcelona.
Fondest memory: taking a sky bucket to the coast line. I have a fear of heights... but I went anyway and forced myself to overcome the fear. I kept my eyes open and event took pictures.
You must see The Ramblas, the football stadion of FC Barcelona, 'el parque Guëll', La Pedrera, (= art of Gaudi), the Port, the beach .... La Sagrada familia (church), the Cathedral and the barrio gotico, the Arch of Triumph ...
Fondest memory: My friend Eladio from Barcelona ! He and his wife guided us in the city by using the subways. It was very kind of them.
See Las Ramblas, a market place with Restaurants, Artists, 'human statues' and visitors from all over the world. In fact, it is a place we visited everyday both day and night.
PHOTO- My partner Steve w Human Statue on Las Ramblas!
Fondest memory: Dinner at Olympic Village, I'll update the name of the restuarant soon. It was on the water and I experiened the best sea food ever. The service was awesome and the atmosphere relaxed.
Thanks to the huge number of cheap flights now available in Europe we found ourselves heading off to Barcelona for yet more beer and adventures, and it was well worth it.Steff found us a good hostel just off the Rambla in the gothic quarter and we were all set.The Rambla is the main road running up from the port to the Place De Catalunya in the middle of the city and is where most of the night life can be found.For most of the day the Rambla is a teeming market place full of flower sellers,news vendors,pet stalls,souvenier shops and mime artists, it is quite lively, there is plenty to see and plenty to eat and drink in the bars and restaurants up and down either side.
Fondest memory: In 1992 Barcelona played host to the summer olympics and big money was spent on parts of the city like the port which has restaurants, bars, night clubs,the excellent aquarium and of course the mediterraneans wonderfully blue water.The other end of the scale is the ancient Gothic quarter with its fantastic architecture,narrow streets and olde worlde eateries.A great place to go exploring and the further you get from the Rambla the cheaper it gets.For many people (myself included)some of the best things about the city are the wonderful buildings created by Gaudi, including the outstanding, and unfinished, Segrada familia.The imposing 120m tall gothic church is an on going project still under construction thanks to private donations and is a 'must see' on your tour of Barcelona.There are 11 buildings by Gaudi in the city, all different and all worth a visit, the most unusual and accessible is the Pedrera (head north from the Place De Catalunya)it houses a museum dedicated to the great man.