Las Ramblas

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The most famous walking street of Barcelona is La Rambla (in its plural form “Las Ramblas”) if you consider, this is actually a series of short streets, stretches for 1.2 km, connecting the Plaza Catalunya to the Columbus Monument, next to the Port Vell Marina.

The middle section is pedestrian-only and it’s surrounded by a line of trees.

Originally a sewage-filled stream, the construction started as early as the 14th century.

The trees came in 1703 and by then La Rambla was already the social heart of Barcelona. Nowadays, the central promenade is always crowded with backpackers and locals watching street performances, going for lunch at the restaurants or for the La Boqueria Market.

Other attractions along the street include the historic buildings of Palace of the Virreina, Liceu Theatre, or the Royal Square.

It is also the main entrance to the Gothic Quarter, the centre of the old city, and to El Raval Quarter, once known for its cabarets and nightlife.

Like in any busy touristic street, please be aware of pickpockets.

Contacts & Details

Las Ramblas 08002