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Famous main street with many tourists in Barcelona: Las Ramblas

La Rambla Barcelona

Everything about La Rambla. Visit the famous main street in the centre of Barcelona Spain with its many tourists. Las Ramblas in Barcelona from Plaça de Catalunya to the Columbus monument in the harbour.

La Rambla of Barcelona

Address La Rambla Barcelona Spain
Metro Metro stations Catalunya, Liceu and Drassanes
Attention Beware of pickpockets! At night, the Ramblas turns into a street teeming with prostitutes and drug dealers.

La Rambla, the famous street of Barcelona

The Ramblas is one of the most popular attractions in Barcelona, but many tourists will be disappointed by this main street of Barcelona. The city has so much more to offer than this overcrowded, overly touristy street full of pickpockets and promoters.

La Rambla BarcelonaLe Ramblas viewed from monumento a Colombo
las ramblas BarcelonaThe busy and lively main street

Las Ramblas used to be a dried riverbed, now it's the busiest avenue in Barcelona. The avenue with its plane trees, flower stalls, street musicians, and human statues leads from the Plaça de Catalunya (the main square of the city) to Port Vell harbour, with its Monumento a Colón. The 1,200-metre long Ramblas avenue still exudes a 19th-century ambience, alternating with modern aspects and many souvenir shops. The central part of La Rambla is for pedestrians, and it's lined by narrow one-way streets for motorised traffic on both sides.

Many tourists choose to stay at a hotel near La Rambla. This central location does indeed offer easy access to Barcelona's many sights and attractions, but keep in mind that the bustling Ramblas can be quite noisy until late at night.

Sights around the Ramblas

Mercat de la Boqueria

Boqueria Market

Mercat de la Boqueria is the market halfway up the Ramblas and the perfect place to experience Catalan smells and tastes. A great destination to start your day with a delicious smoothie or fruit salad.

Colombus Monument

Colombus Monument

The Columbus statue is located at the end of the Ramblas (on the harbour side) and is also called the 'monumento a Colon'. You can even take a lift up the statue.

Palau Güell

Palau Güell

Completed in 1890, it showcases Gaudí's distinctive Catalan modernism style, characterized by intricate details and innovative structural elements. The palace served as the residence of industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell.

Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter is a historic district renowned for its medieval architecture and winding labyrinthine streets. Dating back over 2,000 years, it preserves Roman remnants alongside Gothic buildings and Baroque facades. The quarter's centerpiece is the awe-inspiring Barcelona Cathedral, with its intricate facade and serene cloister.

Activities near Las Ramblas

The streets of the Ramblas

The promenade is distinguished by five different Rambla, together referred to as the Ramblas. From Plaça de Catalunya toward the coast, your will come across the following Ramblas:

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La Rambla de Canaletes (Metro station Catalunya)
  • This street was named after the black-and-bronze-coloured drinking fountain. Legend says that you will certainly return to Barcelona if you drink a sip of the water from this fountain.
La Rambla dels Estudis
  • This part of the avenue has various stalls with fish and bird cages
  • 17th-century Baroque church.
La Rambla de Sant Josep (Metro station Liceu)
  • Because of the many flower stalls, this is also called the 'Rambla de les Flors'
  • On the right you have the Mercat de la Boqueira. It's a lovely market with fresh goods that you should definitely visit early in the day.
La Rambla dels Caputxins
  • This is the stretch with the most street performers
  • Down the side streets to the left, you can go see Barcelona's most beautiful square, Plaça Reial, and one of Gaudi's creations, Palau Guell. Gran Teatre del Liceu is here on the Rambla. At night this part of the Ramblas turns into a bit of a 'red-light district'
La Rambla de Santa Monica (Metro station Drassanes)

Street artists at the Ramblas

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