Las Ramblas a wide, tree lined thoroughfare extending for nearly a mile from the Plaça Catalunya down to the Port Vell harbour is the most famous street in Barcelona. Las Ramblas is often crowded with locals and tourists alike, but if it’s your first visit, then it is definitely not one to miss.
There is always so much going on here, from the newspaper kiosks, flower sellers and art stalls to the living statues dotted either side in a variety of guises.
La Rambla is probably the most famous street in Barcelona, or to be exact it consists of 5 boulevards joined to one long and beautiful street. It starts from Placa Catalunya and end at the Colom statue. There's a big variety of shops, cafe and restaurants and in the middle of the street, the pedestrian area there are a lot of living statues, from monsters to dancers and babies- they are funny and graet. If you want to take a picture with then just leave a few coins at their buckets.
Along the La Rambla, you'll find lots of these people in various costumes. They are very colourful and adds a lot of vibes and energy on the street scene.
Theyb are not there for free and/or government supplied....
So if you see them, don't just shoot your cam, they are there for a living, drop a euro or something before taking a shot or filming your videocams, after all they have invested money in those costumes and body paints. Besides it's never a joke standing there for a quite long time. Be considerate, they make the place lively...and lovely.
This fountain is named after the northern wall of the city (dating from the 14th century), called Canaletes because of the water pipes that went through it supplying Barcelona's old city. According to a tradition, who drinks from the Font de Canaletes will come back to Barcelona
A (seasonal) stream once ran here. Raml (Arabic) - thus the name La Rambla.
La Rambla is a very busy, wide boulevard which is lined with restaurants and teaming with people and street performers. It is completely pedestrianised so you can take your time (watch out for your wallet!) and soak up the atmosphere.
If you walk to the very end of La Rambla you will reach Monument a colom and the harbour.
La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona. The wide boulevard connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, to the Monument a Colom, a tall column erected in honor of Christoffel Columbus.
One of the major attractions of walking down Barcelona's main street, Las Ramblas, is watching the numerous street performers, most of which are 'human statues'.
TIP: If you want to take a photo with the street art - it is always nice to leave some money in their collection box.
When in Barcelona you are bound to take a stroll along Las Ramblas. Its very busy and quite touristy so beware of pickpockets.
The human statues are enjoyable. If you drop a coin into their box/hat/whatever you can have your photo taken with them and they will move. There are quite a few of them dotted around.
What I didn't like about Las Ramblas were all the caged animals at the various stalls - it just seems cruel!
Still, if you're in Barcelona then you're bound to end up here at some point. Plenty of places to stop for food if you're hungry.
From Plaça de Catalunya toward the harbor, you will immediately immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Barcelona's most famous boulevard - La Rambla. The middle part of the street is pedestrian; bordered by trees, filled with newspaper kiosks, flower and animal stalls, mimes, caricaturists and street performers.
Unfortunately, knowing it’s a popular spot for pickpockets, we were a little too stressed walking on La Rambla:)
Barcelona has the most amazing and varied architecture. You never need to step foot in a museum in this city to see the best of it. And that's because it's on the street!
Las Ramblas has plenty of it to offer.
Las Ramblas is the main boulevard in the very center of Barcelona with so many fun things to do. All along the pedestrian area there are entertainers dressed up (reminding one a bit of Covent garden in London).
Las Ramblas are 1,2 km long leading from Plaza Catalunya down to the harbour.
Alongside Las Ramblas there are a lot of restaurants and shops making Las Ramblas like an island in the middle. This is a touristy area though with thousands of people here during the day, making this area expensive and pick-pockets are on the prowl here as well.
We sauntered up this pedestrian boulevard one pretty Fall afternoon on our way to view the port. If you have time, try to visit this area.
La Rambla makes it an easy walk to the waterfront, where you'll pass sidewalk cafes, flower stands, newstands, kiosks and statue men. It's an ideal spot for people-watching and a very busy place!
Named originally for a 'seasonal stream' which flowed into the city, this once pungent part of the city began attracting the affluent in the 16th century. Impressive mansions were constructed along its streets, with the Gran Teatre de Liceu sitting on its western side.
There are five different sections making up Las Ramblas: La Rambla de Canaletes, La Rambla dels Estudis,La Rambla de Sant Josep, LaRambla dels Caputxins and La Rambla de Santa a Colom.
Every time I've been to Barcelona, I spend a great deal of time on Las Ramblas. It is a great way to spend an afternoon walking up and down the Las Ramblas from the Plaza Catalunya to the Colombus monument. There are many street performers, artists, vendors, and cafe's that you never run out of things to look at. A very vibrant and exciting part of the city!
A rambla is a tree-lined avenue. The Ramblas in Barcelona are a series of tree shaded pedestrian malls that go from the Plaza de Catalunya to the port. Many street artists are found here to entertain tourists.
Take a walk down La Rambla in the day, (or even at night!); street performers will entertain you and allow you to take a photo for some small change.
Tip - be careful pickpockets are about and will take advantage when people are distracted so just be aware of who is by you and hold on to your wallets and hand bags.
Do be aware of the higher prices on Las Ramblas for drinks etc.
The street entertainers are exceptional. Its worth a visit just to see them.
Lots of picture and flower stalls, along with all other holiday tat. Take time out to discover the back streets off Las Ramblas, there are many lively squares were drinks and food is much cheaper and the atmosphere is great.
Ok, you already know that this huge pedestrian street is the most famous in Barcelona. Las Ramblas is a river of people goes up and down day and night, it’s always packed with tourists and no matter why you will pass from here many times. Take care of your wallet (many pickpockets around) and if you can avoid eating at the tourists tapa bars here (the prices are for tourists too) you will enjoy some nice living statues (pic 1&2) (more than anywhere else in the world) and other street artists.
If the living statues aint enough for you try the Wax Museum (Museu de Cera) also (pic 3) at Passatge de la Banca at the foot of the Ramblas. It is housed on a building from 19th century and has about 300 wax figures. It is open daily 10.00-19.30 (weekends 11.00-20.30) with a short break during noon. The entrance fee is 10euro but if you seen Madame Tussauds you better skip this one unless you are desperate to see Wagner, Dali, Hitler and Don Quixote (among many other famous figures) at the same building :)
The Museum of Erotica at (Ramblas 96) is like the ones in cities like Paris and Amsterdam with many sculptures, paintings and artifacts from all over the world (the ones from Africa seemed interesting). It is open daily 10.00-00.00 (October to may 11.00-21.00) and the entrance fee is 7 euros.
Although the day after was dedicated to Gaudi’s building I decided to check one of his building at a small street, 1’ walk from Las Ramblas at Nou de la Rambla 3-5. Palau Guell is a neogothic mansion that was build in 1889 and it was the first work of Gaudi in the center when Guell decided to put his money at an unkown architect. Gaudi designed also the furniture and other objects. The chimneys(pic 4) with the obelisk shape are nice and free to see if you don’t want to pay for go inside although there was no entrance fee during my visit because of restoration (Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-14.30). The façade is full of straight lines, a surprise for me because it seems he started to “play” with curves later at other buildings.
As you go up Las Ramblas you can turn right into Placa Real (pic 5) a nice square that was build in 1850 (there used to be a monastery at the same place before) and although always busy it is nicely decorated with palms trees and some street lamps designed by Guadi. Some tapa bars that has normal prices (I was expecting much more)
Near metro station Licau you can see the Opera of Barcelona and further up near Placa Catalunya the Royal Academy Of Science and Arts that is a theatre.