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75 reviews of Las Ramblas

See ana schwarz's photos
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A wonderful walk

Visiting Las Ramblas seems very common and unoriginal but, for many travelers, it is and always will be a wonderful walk. Even after many times, we keep being as fascinated as the first time we saw it.

Personally I got to know Barcelona and the Ramblas in 1976. At the time, Spain was Spain and Catalunya was less Catalunya than nowadays. To be honest, as foreigners visiting Barcelona, it is a little bit hard to understand you visit a place with a double personality. Today Barcelona is the heart of Europe, the favorite place for young people who come to live a cosmopolitan experience in an old and noble city.

This time I arrived in Barcelona by boat and I was amazed at the new building of the harbor, with hundreds of thousands visitors a year. I must say every time I visit the city it is more beautiful and has a better atmosphere for tourists. Yes, it's true it lost a little bit of this typical spirit you could only feel in Las Ramblas. Everything was unique, you could only see certain things there: the traditional people, the flowers, the painters and artists showing their work, the stands with fruits or other goods form the region, and, of course, the tourists throughly enjoying Spain.

Now it is more of an international, open-minded, diverse, original, alternative and funny atmosphere. You can bump into the famous human statues (mimes) representing the creative magic of the young, or groups of support or protests against cause X; art, culture, shops, food; today being a foreigner is the common factor share by most of the passers-by 24 hours a day.
ana schwarz
See margsand's photos
43 photos

They have it all

Las Ramblas have it all. Hemingway didn't referred to them as the most beautiful street in the world. Not only the architecture, but also the urban life, which also includes the horse-drawn carriages, typical in the old parts of town. Take a ride and you can go from Plaza Cataluña to the Columbus monument. Nice for a romantic summer evening, even though you can also do it during the day and at different seasons of the year.
See paulinette's photos
6 photos

A different place

The Rambla of Catalunya is one of the large pedestrian avenues of Barcelona. There is traffic on each side, but in the center you can walk without problems, enjoying the beautiful buildings of this street of the Eixampe, built in the 19th and 20th century by the best architects of the city.

In the pedestrian area there are events all year long and art exhibition. They put sculptures there for some months. La Rambla is a parallel to Passieg de Gracia and starts from Plaza de Catalunya, going up until the Diagonal avenue. There were many reforms last year and it was partially closed to traffic but it is now completely functional.

It is a very commercial place, with chic fashion and luxury shops. Some of the shops have been there for decades, but most of them were bought by international brands. Some restaurants take the opportunity to put a terrace, and there are also generations old cafés. Up there, at the level of Córcega street, there is the headquarters of the government of Barcelona.
See Víctor Gómez - machbel's photos
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It still has the special something

It’s true that this street is filled with tourists which makes it almost impossible to walk at certain times of the day, there’s less flower stands, the street actors are all over the place, but the Ramblas are still a sacred spot in Barcelona.

Maybe it’s because this street seems to have a life of its own. Shadows from the trees above cover the avenue until it ends at the sea. Or maybe because you find yourself right in the heart of bustling Barcelona while strolling down the Ramblas.
Víctor Gómez - machbel
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See eli y cris's photos
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We love the atmosphere

Happiness, life, colors, the multitude of people, all different, everything in la Rambla of Barcelona makes it a place different to what we are used to.

At the end of the Rambla and looking at the sea there is the Statue of Columbus, more than 60 meters high. A separate mention to the people who go there dressed up, delighting everyone, children and grown-ups.
eli y cris
See Juan Pablo Ortiz Arechiga's photos
1 photo

An essential place

I love the Ramblas, it is my favorite spot of Barcelona. Many people, many things to see, many shops to browse or where you can buy souvenirs. There are also various places to eat or for coffee for a nice chat with your friends. Excellent for long and relaxing walks until the harbor and from there to the beach.
Juan Pablo Ortiz Arechiga

Simply spectacular

A walk on the Ramblas of Barcelona means color, life, distraction, culture, it is impossible to get out of there without smiling of satisfaction for having walked through the entire street. Flowers, mimes, I even saw a fakir with a bed of thorns. It is relaxing and funny at the same time. It has something special that makes it different than any other place. I highly recommend walking on the Ramblas at least once in your life.
miguel a. cartagena
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