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Las Ramblas August 2013
When I went to Barcelona the first think that I do was to visit Ramblas. I went there early morning. In that time there was quiet. But when I came back in afternoon, there was a lot of intresting things and people.
Las Ramblas is a tree-lined pedestrian street in central Barcelona, starting at Plaza de Catalunya and leading to the Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Originally, it was a series of shorter streets, hence the plural form of the street name. Las Ramblas is a popular avenue for both locals and tourists, with a high density of street artists (and, unfortunately, pickpockets). Many interesting buildings line the "Ramblas" or are accessible via side streets, among them the Boqueria Market, the Plaza Reial Square and the Liceu Theatre.
You can find everything
Las Ramlas is the center of Barcelona. It's a long road full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and souvenirs. In this street there are some masked people which have fun. You can also find some canteens where you can enjoy crepes or waffles wich smells and tastes really good. Into the narrows there are night clubs and other bars where you can enjoy your drink and have fun. Finally there are also tapas bars where you can eat tapas in better prices like in the center of las Ramlas. There are 3 metro stops in the street, the green line L3 Liceu, Drassanes and Catalunya where you can also use the red line L1, so it is a good street to know to explore the city!!!
- Hiking and Walking
- Women's Travel
- Food and Dining
Just walking through the street, you will enjoy the atmosphere. Nice architecture buildings, entertainment (painter, dancer),
shop and restaurants along the street. Don't forget to bring your camera. During high seasons on July & August, will be so many tourists comes.
I hope i will come again .
Barcelona's most famous avenue, la Rambla, is also its liveliest. The centre part of this tree-lined avenue is pedestrianised, allowing for cafés, kiosks, mimes, florists, tourists and pickpockets alike to take advantage and to keep this circus-like thoroughfare busy around the clock. The avenue officially runs from the Mediterranean shore all the way up through Eixample to Avinguda Diagonal. However, the most celebrated section of la Rambla is the lower part, starting from Plaça de Catalunya to the port. Numerous historic buildings line la Rambla, which traces the shape of an old filled river bed. In fact, the avenue's name is derived from the Arabic world ramla which refers to the sand in a dry seasonal river bed. Over time, the river bed was filled to become what we see today. Along this part of la Rambla is also some creative architecture as well as a few famous old-world shops with Art Nouveau details (see photos).
- Arts and Culture
A must...Las Ramblas
A popular area in Barcelona which started fom Plaza Catalunya and ended at the Rambla del Mar. Sometimes,crowded with both locals and tourists watching those artists performing their shows. The street is lined with hotels, restuarant and shops . Also close to the famous Mercat de la Boqueria (the market hall).
The middle part of the Rambla is pedestrianized and bordered by trees. Kiosks and flower stalls
- Family Travel
Las Ramblas - A pedestrian Walkway Barcelona
Las Ramblas is a lovely tree lined pedestrian walkway that extends 1.2k's from the Placa de Catalunya down to the Christopher Columbus statue at the port.
There's plenty to see along the way - Street performers, gift shops, cafes and a small shopping mall where hubby and I purchased cheap snacks and beer.
Be careful though, hold your purse close to you and never leave your wallet in your back pocket as the pic pockets are very good at their job.
- Arts and Culture
- Hiking and Walking
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It is the main avenue for shoppers, strollers, and site site seeing people. The avenue stretches form the Port Vell harbor starting at Columbus monument all the way for about 2 miles to the west through retail, then upscale living area. Along the way are good decent shops, but also cheap junk sold under tent shelters for the low end buyers needing a souvenir
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The heart of Barcelona
Las Ramblas is the street that certainly is the heart of Barcelona.
There is so much going on here, street theatre (the spanish are so good at this) stalls, cafe's, everything you would want.
Also there are many famous buildings here, the opera house and many more.
Take a walk, chill out, have a beer or a glass or four of wine :)
Be careful but enjoy
The famous Ramblas ... Barcelona's most famous street .... full of little shops, bars, restaurants and pickpockets !!!! Be on guard and when you walk down the Ramblas, don't let anyone get close to you and you'll be OK .... we noticed the typical tourist with there huge camera's, sneakers, and fanny packs walking around looking up at the beautiful building but not aware of the people around them .... don't get me wrong ... enjoy the street ... the scene is great just be careful .... We were there early in the morning so it wasn't crowded but in the afternoon the amount of people is incredible.
The Ramblas are (invisible of course) divided in 6 parts i.e. there are 6 different names, one for each part!
It is the most cosmopolitan straat of Barcelona, with the greatest diversity of people. There are passers-by, shoppers, tourists, civil servants, mimes, comedians, street musicians, vagrants, even prostitutes....
Originally the RAMBLA was a torrent (the word Rambla comes from the Arabic word "ramla" which means stream, torrent)
The plane trees, the most common trees in cities in warm countries (introduced here in 1859), stand out in this street.
The historical evolution has divided it into 5 sections: The Rambla de Canaletes, the Rambla dels Estudis, the Rambla de Sant Josep, the Rambla dels Caputxins, the Rambla de Santa Monica and last but not least the last part that was added the Rambla the Mar.
THE RAMBLAS part II
Barcelona has its Port but was not very interested in the sea.....it more or less turned its back to the sea but things have changed...
In 1992 the Olympic Games came to BARCELONA which was a sign of great changes and a great clean-up......
The Port Vell, La Barceloneta and the preparations of the Beaches as well as the construction of the PORT OLIMPIC, have opened the doors of Barcelona to the blue-green Mediterrenean.
The Ramblas got their 6th section: the Rambla de Mar.......
So now the Ramblas don't end at the statue of Colombus like it used to (I know it that way too!) but continues along a wide wooden bridge to the Moll d'Espanya (Port Vell), which since 1995 has an exceptional leisure value.
Their are benches to sit and rest and nice protections for the wind......nice shops and really a fine extension of the city near the sea!
LA RAMBLAS...A TOURIST MUST SEE
A street of dreams, a street of action, a street of reputation. All of these descriptions fit La Ramblas, Les Ramblas, or Las Ramblas, all three names apply to the area that runs from the Christopher Columbus monument, near the sea, north to Playca Catalunya.
Restaurants that are ready for the tourists with food and prices to match, the grand market, closeness to the sea, the many shops that draw the tourist inside, and the mime artists, bird sellers and flower stalls that line the sidewalks make for a vibrant center of the city.
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Las Ramblas, Barcelona
La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with both tourists and locals alike. A 1.2 kilometer-long tree-lined pedestrian mall between Barri Gòtic and El Raval, it connects Plaça Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus monument at Port Vell.
Overrated and overrun with tourist booths, pickpockets, and overpriced poor-quality eateries. For a lovely walk with charming shops and restaurants choose Las Rambla de Catalunya in the Eixample instead.
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