Day Trip Rucksack
Small 10L day trip and museums rucksack
This page is specifically about Las Ramblas. Barcelona's famous walking street. For a list of attractions in or near to Las Ramblas visit las Ramblas Boulevard page.
Las Ramblas was an old open brook that ran alongside the outer walls of the old city. Over time as the city grew and was expanded to include what is now the Raval Neighbourhood this brook became a busy throughfare. In the 1500s The brook was submerged and paved over and trees planted to make what is now the modern day Rambla.
The old Medieval part of Barcelona (downtown Barcelona) comprising the neighbourhoods of El Raval, Gothic Quarter, El Born and Parc Cuitadella are collectively known as Cuitat Vella and La Rambla is the street that separates the neighbourhood of Raval and Gòtic.
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Today it is a pedestrianised tree lined boulevard with several interesting things to see along its route.At the bottom end of Las Ramblas between Torre Colòn (Christopher Columbus monument) and Drasanes Metro station (La Rambla de Santa Monica) are multiple human statues. They are street performers dressed up as living statues, standing perfectly still until someone makes a donation. If you make a donation most will let you take a photo. My favorite is the Dragon Man.
At Drassanes metro we often find market stalls selling trinkets and handmade artisan products such as jewelry, purses, ornaments and figurines.
From Liceo to Plaza Catalunya Las Ramblas has flower and seed stands and several newspaper and magazine stands. Just outside the Liceo Metro station is a large Joan Miró Mosaic on the central pavement.
Rambla de Canaletes describes the upper part of La Rambla boulevard from Liceu to Plaza Catalunya. It is lined with news kiosks where you can find some international newspapers. After passing Liceo there are also stands selling flowers and seeds for every type of vegetable and flower.
At the top of Las Ramblas, near to the Metro entrance to plaza Catalunya station you will see a fountain called Canaletes fountain with benches nearby which is a perfect spot for people watching.
La Rambla dels Caputxins from Drasanes to Liceo is lined with restaurants targeted at the tourist market and menu's in multiple languages.
For an authentic Catalan restaurant I recommend Restaurant Casa Joan in La Rambla Santa Monica 8 near to Drassanes.
This is a public pedestrianised street with no restrictions on access except on days with special events such as Easter parades.
Bicycle anchorage points by Liceu Metro station exit. Bicycles in this part of town have a high probability of being stolen so do not take your eyes off it.
Address: La Rambla, Barcelona. 08002
Las Ramblas Runs from TMB METRO Drassanes via TMB METRO Liceu and TMB METRO Plaza Catalunya. All on the green (L3) Line.
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A city walk in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona via Palau Guell, Plaza Reial, Liceo Theatre, La Boqueria Sant Josep food market, las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya
Distance: 2.22 Km
Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1
Transport Network: Barcelona Metro