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Barcelona Las Ramblas Guide & Attractions

What to do and see on Las Ramblas. Famous boulevard in Barcelona starting at the port Columbus monument and ending at Plaça de Catalunya

Updated: Mar 1, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2.2k

About Las Ramblas Boulevard

Las Ramblas is the most famous street in Barcelona and a must see on any tourist itinerary and walking tour. It is a very active and noisy part of town lined with hotels, hostels, tourist boutiques and restaurants. Along the length of the La Rambla boulevard are some of Barcelona's most well know tourist attractions.

Las Ramblas with a distance of 1.3km, is a long pedestrian, tree lined street, running through the heart of the old the medieval part of the city. las Ramblas divides the neighbourhood of El Raval from the Gothic Quarter. Las Ramblas links the cruise Port of Barcelona at the Christopher Columbus monument "Tore Colom" all the way up to Plaça Catalunya and La Eixampla neighbourhood via Passeig de Gracia.

Starting at the bottom of Las Ramblas, in Barcelona port, we find the Colom Mirador, a monument dedicated to Columbus that can be visited and gives excellent views of the port.

After Drassanes, we come to the 19th century Plaça Reial, or royal square, One of Barcelona's grandest and largest squares. Inside you will find fountains, palm trees, restaurants and night clubs such as Jamboree, Sidecar, and The Pipa club cocktail bar.

On the opposite side of the street is Nou de la Rambla street where you will find a Gaudi house in las Ramblas - Palau Güell, distinctive from his later works in Passeig de Gracia for its square and boxy castle like exterior facade.

The section of the la Rambla between Drasanes and Liceo is known as Rambla dels Caputxins. At Liceo we find an the Gran Teatre del Liceu, still active today, and one of the worlds most prestigious opera houses. Also in this area is La Boqueria Barcelona's oldest and most famous food market.

Because of the high density of tourists in La Rambla, it has a reputation for being a haven for pickpockets so take care to ensure your pockets and all bag zips are closed and do not leave anything unattended. Historically, the lower end of Las Ramblas was particularly seedy at night with dealers and prostitutes catering to the night clubbers. However today it is a lot less seedy because the council and police have cracked down on these activities.

For a detailed breakdown of the attractions in la Rambla, click on any of the images below.

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7 Things to do and see in Las Ramblas Boulevard

Map of Las Ramblas Boulevard

Attractions

Latitute: 41.4 Longitude: 2.2 Zoom Level: 11

Tickets for Attractions in Las Ramblas Boulevard

Getting to Las Ramblas Boulevard

The Metro green (L3) line runs under Las Ramblas with a stop at Drassanes near the port end Columbus Column, a stop at Liceo in front of the Liceo Theatre and near to La Boqueria food market and a stop at the top in Plaza Catalunya.

The Bus Turistic has a stop on the Red and Blue routes in Plaça Catalunya at the top of Las Ramblas. The Red route stops at the Maritime Museum in the Port Vell area.

Car parking Near Las Ramblas

Where to Eat Las Ramblas Boulevard

Las Ramblas is lined with restaurants and kebab houses targeted specifically at the tourist market and I generally avoid eating in Las Ramblas. However, it is possible to find some genuine gems of bars and restaurants and the below are places that I recommend. Note that restaurants in Plaça Reial are a bit more pricey because of the location.

Documents for Las Ramblas Boulevard

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What to take with you for Las Ramblas Boulevard

Wikiloc Trail for Las Ramblas Boulevard

BCN11 - Palau Guell, Las Ramblas, Plaza Reial, plaza Catalunya

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

Difficulty: Easy

Return Travel Fare: T-Casual Zone 1

Transport Network: Metro

Where to stay overnight for Las Ramblas Boulevard

How much does Las Ramblas Boulevard Day Trip Cost?

Las Ramblas is free to walk in with the below attractions charging an entry fee.

Description Adult Adult Discounts Child Child Discounts
Columbus Monument Viewpoint € 8.00 over 65 years old &eoro;6.00 € 6.00
Palau Güell € 12.00 Students & over 65 years old &eoro;9.00 € 5.00 Free for children under 10 years old
Barcelona Wax Museum € 21.00 Adult is over 16 years old € 17.00 6-16 years old. Free for under 6 year olds
€ 41.00 Adult Total € 28.00 Child Total

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