Wife and I stayed in Confortel Hotel on Calle Ramon Turro before and after sailing on our cruise with NCL in November 08.One block from the hotel was A local Rambla "Las Rambla Poblenou"
will check on the spelling and get back to it.
Great area to relax,shops,Tapas Bars and a 15 minute walk to the beach.Will return someday when the weather is warmer and just explore more of Barcelona,we only had one day and decided we definetly HAD to comeback.
Will add some pictures soon.
I love wandering in the old city. Stroll along the narrow streets... ran into some unique little stores.
Walk you in the streets, it is the best way to discover where the habitants of Barcelona went to eat and drink ....