Las Ramblas, Barcelona

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    DIFFERENT FACES OF LAS RAMBLAS

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    As you walk down Las Ramblas it is broken up into quite distinct sections. The top is mostly just cabins selling magazines, postcards etc Then there are all the entertainers - those human statue types in all their variery of wacky outfits. Stalls selling birds and small furry animals, then my favourite, the flower stalls, which really brighten the street up, and then as you head towards the sea you hit the portrait painters and other artists. It definitely makes the walk more interesting! :)

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    LAS RAMBLAS

    by hevbell Updated Jul 5, 2016

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    The main thoroughfare in the centre of the city is Las Ramblas. Its really about five separate streets that all make up one long boulevard with a wide pedestrian area in the middle and traffic down either side. The word Rambla comes originally from an Arabic word that means river bed but has kind of seeped into Spanish as the word for a main city promenade.

    It a very lively street - always full of people and plenty to feast your eyes on!

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    Too busy and touristy

    by xalia Written Jun 29, 2016

    I liked it more when I was a child. Now it looks like a thematic park! In my opinion it has lost a lot of its original charm... Better to wander around some other nearby streets, like Carrer del Bisbe, or Passeig del Born.

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    Check out Las Ramblas

    by GracesTrips Written Jan 10, 2016

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    So, if you travel to Barcelona you have to see Las Ramblas (Les Ramblas)! It is a well known street with many shops, street vendors, street performers, the gothic quarter, architecture, lots of restaurants and buzzing with tourists. Also, you will find the Catedral de Barcelona which you cannot miss! The inside of the church is amazing!

    I read many warnings of pick pockets in the area but we did not encounter this problem. We went there on two occasions. I'm sure it happens.

    Walking Las Rambles will take you out to the seaside if you start at Plaça de Catalunya. This is very nice to check out.

    We checked out a few stores in the area. See my Shopping Tips.

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on onside an Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

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    The Columbus Monument.

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 9, 2016

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    Where La Rambla reaches the seafront, you will see the Columbus monument. Christopher Columbus stands pointing out to sea from the top of a high column. The base of the column is surrounded by lions which people like to climb onto to have their photos taken.

    The Columbus Monument is 197 feet tall. It was constructed in 1888 for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona in honor of Columbus's first voyage to the Americas. Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new world. The Columbus statue was sculpted by Rafael Atché. It shows Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left.

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on onside an Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

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    La Casa Bruno Cuadros

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 9, 2016

    La Casa Bruno Cuadros is an extremely ornate building on La Rambla. It used to be an umbrella shop and is known by locals as the Casa dels Paraigües or House of Umbrellas.

    This building was refurbished in1883 by the architect Josep Vilaseca. Vilaseca combined modernisme with various architectural elements from other cultures such as Egypt, China and Japan. The Casa Bruno Cuadros’s balconies and the top-floor have Egyptian imagery. The façade features elaborate reliefs of umbrellas and fans. There is an ornate Chinese dragon on the corner of the façade. This and the umbrella below it were used to advertise the shop. The building was refurbished in 1980 and is now home to a bank.

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on onside an Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

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    La Rambla.

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 9, 2016

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    La Rambla connects Plaça de Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. This street is 1.2KM long. Traffic runs down both sides of La Rambla, but the central area is pedestrianised and filled with stalls. The street is home to many beautiful buildings.

    The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end."

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on onside an Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

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  • BEWARE OF LAS RAMBLAS AND DANZATORIA CLUB!

    by MelisU Written Aug 5, 2015

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    We stayed in a hotel on Las Ramblas which was located on one of the smaller roads. I cannot stress how careful you have to be in terms of pickpocketing. Especially if you're female and going with a small group of girls, be EXTRA careful. The men are sleazy, and clearly aim at girls who look vulnerable and who are tourists.

    BEWARE of Danzatoria club. My drink was spiked in this club when I was completely sober. I bought my first drink, and I remember hardly anything else. Thank God for my friends being there and looking after me. Not only was my drink spiked, all three of our phones got stolen and my passport was snatched two days prior to travelling back to London. This resulted in me having to spend an extra night in Barcelona, missing my flight and having to rebook a ticket back to London.

    No matter how careful you are and how smart you think you are, Barcelona is crazy. DO NOT take your passports and phones out with you. Leave them at the hotel reception if you have to and only bring the amount of money you need.
    Girls, stick together. I can't stress this enough. Even if its to go to the loo - stick together. If my friends hadnt found me after being spiked, God knows what would have happened.
    DO NOT accept drinks from anyone. Spanish men in these areas have a tendency to bring you in to VIP and offer you drinks. Don't trust anyone, take your own drink.

    Seriously, I never would have thought something like this would have happened to me. We were precautious throughout the entire trip and very very lucky that nothing serious happened but I know for a fact things like this or even worse, happen daily to other people. The police are useless, they do nothing but give you a report.

    Please please please be careful in Barcelona

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    Reial Academia De Ciencies Arts

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 30, 2015

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    The Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona was established on 18 January 1764 as a private literary Society.

    I noticed this beautiful building as we walked La Rambla. From the road this building caught my eye due to its beautiful design. We did not have time to enter.

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Close to the Erotica Museum and Marilyn Munroe display.

    Website: http://www.racab.es/en/historia

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    Las Ramblas, Barcelona.

    by pfsmalo Written Jul 8, 2015

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    Impossible to come to Barcelona without a stroll down the " Ramblas". From the top end near Plaza de Catalunya and the Font de Canaletes down to the Columbus statue the collective name of Las Ramblas wanders for almost 2 kms with at times it seems, the whole of the population walking there. Tree-lined it gives a good deal of shade to the strollers and, also the hustlers, vendors of souvenirs, flower sellers and newspaper kiosks. Some people complain that it is also a hive of activity for pickpockets, but I never saw anything untoward going on. Sights on las Ramblas include the Boqueria market, unfortunately closed on Sunday, the church of Bethlehem and Palau Guell just 50 metres from the street.

    Address: Las Ramblas Barcelona.

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on one side and Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

    The Font de Canaletes water fountain. One entrance to the Bethlehem church. View down the Ramblas. Entrance to the Boqueria market. Columbus' statue.

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    Interesting Buildings - La Rambla

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 3, 2015

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    La Rambla is a great walk, flower sellers, food stalls, crowds etc etc! However do not forget to enjoy the wonderful buildings each side of the street.

    If you are lucky you might see and old film star, Marilyn Munroe.

    Address: La Rambla Barcelona, B, Spain

    Directions: Between Port Vell and Catalunya and Raval on onside an Barri Gòtic on the other

    Website: http://www.laramblabcn.com/

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    Las Ramblas August 2013

    by AleksandrIgnatyev Written May 31, 2015

    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.

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    Las Ramblas

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 19, 2014

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    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.

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    You can find everything

    by Bettina92 Written Jan 14, 2014

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    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!!!

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    La Rambla

    by gedewidi Written Nov 26, 2013

    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 .

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