La Rambla de la Libertat, Girona
East of the River is Gironas La Rambla, Rambla de Llibertat. This street is a pedestrian street (well, there is only a narrow passage for cars) lined with shops and cafes/restaurants. The restaurants have outdoor tables so it is a nice place to sit down in, have something to eat and watch people, after a day of busy sight-seeing.
It's a main Old Town walking street. You can wonder around but finally you again end up there. I took a picture during siesta therefor it looks so empty otherwise it is a liveliest street in Girona in the evenings when local and tourists are going shopping.
Visiting in late season saw us strolling down the tree lined avenue of La Rambla, the avenue was quiet and rather peaceful with no summer crowds and no markets. This gave us the opportunity to do some window shopping amongst the many shops which line La Ramla. The trees were still very much in leaf, the sun shone and the pavement cafes, although customers were sparse, were still a good spot for people watching, even if now the people seemed to be mainly locals enjoying as we were the atmosphere of a lovely avenue.
La Rambla: the centre of daily life in Catalunya! Always something going on. In Girona, it's a great place to relax for some time, drinking a sangria, enjoying some food and watch life go by. There are lots of shops and small restaurants around, but it doesn't have the lively or cosy atmosphere from the ones in Barcelona or Figueres. Still, it remains a great experience to relax and simply enjoy life!
This is one of the fine modern streets that you will encounter in Girona. It is usually lined with a market and if that is not to your liking you will be able to walk into many other modern shops, stop in a cafe or just lounge and watch the people pass by.
One of the most vivid areas in the city: bars, terraces, restaurants, shops, stalls… During the Middle Ages the Rambla used to be the market of the city. Don’t miss the wonderful arcades!!!
BTW: The useful tourism information office is there