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Iberian Ham–Tasting Experience in Barcelona
"Make your own way to La Rambla Barcelona’s most famous boulevard and head inside the Iberian ham shop opposite La Boqueria Market (Mercat de La Boqueria). Learn about Spain’s culinary heritage via an audio guide and then begin your session with a fascinating audio-visual presentation for a more in-depth look at how Iberian ham is produced. Learn how the breed of pig and what it's fed (for instance acorns) creates each type of ham and hear how different curing processes bring out different characteristics in the meat.After the interactive presentation it’s time to taste some of the delicious ham for yourself. Throughout the course of the tasting
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"Once your guide meets you at your hotel you will start this 3-hour tour heading to Plaza de Catalunya passing through one of the city's main streets Paseo de Gracia. As you stroll through this area you will enjoy a delightful promenade observing all the modernism architecture like La Pedrera Casa Batlló Casa Amatller Casa Lleó i Morera
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Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show
"After meeting your guide in central Barcelona near Palau de la Musica take a leisurely stroll to Eixample to discover a tapas gem one of Barcelona’s Modernist-style bars. The bar serves up delicious small plates of Catalan favorites such as pa amb tomàquet (bread with olive oil and tomatoes) and patates braves (potatoes with oil red pepper and chili served with aioli). Watch the chef prepare the food and then sit down to savor a plate and a drink while hearing tales about Catalan cuisine.Walk off your snack with a stroll to Born
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Las Ramblas Tips (188)

La Rambla Tourist Central 2

part two of my tips with more pictures around Las Ramblas

The Populas Las Ramblas of Barcelona is like an open tree-lined pedestrian mall that starts across the Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell and is about 1.3 kilometers long and is more than 600 years old starting from the 1300's and is the commercial heart of Barcelona.

La Rambla is crowded with many Tourists plus many street vendors along the middle pedestrian walkway, the 1.23kilometer long La Rambla also houses all kinds of souvenir shops along the pedestrian walkway (plus also newspaper stands), al fresco dining areas and cafeterias. Retail Stores along the sides and many street performers and again con artists and pickpockets, sex workers and various touts. Around the Las Ramblas areas are attractions such as Palace of the Virreina, Mercat La Boqueria, Liceu Theater, Palau de la Virreina, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica and others.

you must never leave Barcelona without having a stroll here (again just be careful of pick pockets and con artists).


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machomikemd
Sep 09, 2016

La Rambla Tourist Central 1

The Populas Las Ramblas of Barcelona is like an open tree-lined pedestrian mall that starts across the Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell and is about 1.3 kilometers long and is more than 600 years old starting from the 1300's and is the commercial heart of Barcelona.

La Rambla is crowded with many Tourists plus many street vendors along the middle pedestrian walkway, the 1.23kilometer long La Rambla also houses all kinds of souvenir shops along the pedestrian walkway (plus also newspaper stands), al fresco dining areas and cafeterias. Retail Stores along the sides and many street performers and again con artists and pickpockets, sex workers and various touts. Around the Las Ramblas areas are attractions such as Palace of the Virreina, Mercat La Boqueria, Liceu Theater, Palau de la Virreina, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica and others.

you must never leave Barcelona without having a stroll here (again just be careful of pick pockets and con artists).

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machomikemd
Sep 09, 2016

Tourist Central

The Populas Las Ramblas of Barcelona is like an open tree-lined pedestrian mall that starts across the Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell and is about 1.3 kilometers long and is more than 600 years old starting from the 1300's and is the commercial heart of Barcelona.

La Rambla is crowded with many Tourists plus many street vendors along the middle pedestrian walkway, the 1.23kilometer long La Rambla also houses all kinds of souvenir shops along the pedestrian walkway (plus also newspaper stands), al fresco dining areas and cafeterias. Retail Stores along the sides and many street performers and again con artists and pickpockets, sex workers and various touts. Around the Las Ramblas areas are attractions such as Palace of the Virreina, Mercat La Boqueria, Liceu Theater, Palau de la Virreina, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica and others.

you must never leave Barcelona without having a stroll here (again just be careful of pick pockets and con artists).

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machomikemd
Sep 09, 2016

Tourist Central

The Populas Las Ramblas of Barcelona is like an open tree-lined pedestrian mall that starts across the Plaça de Catalunya and ends at the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell and is about 1.3 kilometers long and is more than 600 years old starting from the 1300's and is the commercial heart of Barcelona.

La Rambla is crowded with many Tourists plus many street vendors along the middle pedestrian walkway, the 1.23kilometer long La Rambla also houses all kinds of souvenir shops along the pedestrian walkway (plus also newspaper stands), al fresco dining areas and cafeterias. Retail Stores along the sides and many street performers and again con artists and pickpockets, sex workers and various touts. Around the Las Ramblas areas are attractions such as Palace of the Virreina, Mercat La Boqueria, Liceu Theater, Palau de la Virreina, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica and others.

you must never leave Barcelona without having a stroll here (again just be careful of pick pockets and con artists).

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Sep 09, 2016
 
 
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A street with shady trees. What's the big fuss

I have to say that I am at a loss to understand the fuss about Las Ramblas. As an iconic street it does not have much to recommend it. Whilst the trees are shady, there are far too few benches along in for sitting and watching the passing parade. The central pedestrian walkway is lined with permanent stalls. whose wares fit the category of 'things you don't need', or more commonly 'stuff you buy on holiday and never look at again'.

Fortunately, the street is wide enough to accommodate the crowds who walk its length, from Palaca Catalunya in the north, to the monumental Christobal Colon column in the south. Along the way there are a few things worth noting.

- The Liceu, Barcelona's famous Opera House
- The Font de Canaletes (whose legend is, that if one drinks of its waters, one will return to Barcelona)
- a mosaic mural by Joan Miro
- the very desirable market of La Bocqueria
- other grand buildings including Palau de la Virreina, and Teatre Principal
- some shops with elegant art nouveau tiled facades
- the dragon sculpture on the umbrella shop at No. 82
- Plaça Reial, located just a few steps of the main drag, and lined with cafes and bars
- a collection of living statues near the Colon monument

Transport is simple. Buses will disgorge you at Plaça Catalunya, or the metro runs underneath, with stops at Liceu and at Drassanes.

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Orchid
Sep 08, 2016

DIFFERENT FACES OF LAS RAMBLAS

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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hevbell
Jul 06, 2016

LAS RAMBLAS

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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hevbell
Jul 05, 2016

Too busy and touristy

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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Jun 29, 2016

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Check out Las Ramblas

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.

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GracesTrips
Jan 10, 2016

The Columbus Monument.

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.

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IreneMcKay
Jan 09, 2016

La Casa Bruno Cuadros

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.

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IreneMcKay
Jan 09, 2016

La Rambla.

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."

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Jan 09, 2016

Things to Do Near Las Ramblas

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Gran Teatre Del Liceu

GRan theater de Liceu was constructed in 1847, and competed with Theater Principal just one block away. It serves for the opera and other musical events. It is now a mundane facade with no street...
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Plaça Reial

About half way down the Rambla just off to the left hand side if you are facing towards the sea lies the Placa Reial. Plaça Reial means Royal Square. On the plaza there is an ornate fountain, many...
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Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

more pictures in the flamenco show this will be my things to do tip for the always packed flamenco show in La Rambla and or which If you don't have time to visit other areas of Spain, then you can...
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Palau Guell

The Palau Güell was designed and built between 1886 and 1888 by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell. It was one of the first commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the...
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Teatre Principal

This is the main cultural theater for the city. Its roots go back to 1579 and has ties to the Santa Creu Holy Cross Hospital. It burned to the ground in 1587, but one year later was completely...
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Museum Erotica - CLOSED

Museum Erotica is definitely worth going, if you are not able to have intelectual conversations about the history of pornography. You will see the largets willy ever known of to mankind, know...
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