Las Ramblas

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Las Ramblas Barcelona Reviews

hammyyy hammyyy
4 reviews
A perfect weekend in Barcelona Apr 06, 2017
Barcelona, one of my dreams, the dream I held on to these past few years. I was almost all set to make a quick trip to Tokyo end of February. Had a last minute change of heart, mind, plans, and all and decided to live the dream even if for just a couple of days.

So, going with the flow of things, I landed at El Prat airport- Barcelona. Came out the airport and shared a smoke with a local policeman. He was a kind soul, adviced me on the commute options, took time out to explain the easiest way to my hotel and wished me a wonderful time in Barcelona.

Took the Aerobus and got dropped at Las Ramblas. Had heard great things about Las Ramblas, the vibes, the liveliness of the street made people wish the street never ended. I was too tired and jetlagged already and needed a shower so took a taxi and came to my hotel Barcelo Atenea Mar. The amazing reception lady made things quick and easy for me and informed me that she decided to upgrade my room from superior to deluxe with a sea view. Lord, cloud 9, overlooking the sea from my window, living the dream.

All freshened up, charged up I got myself a city map and headed out. The rain and the cold breeze couldn't stop me from feeling the feel of my dream city. Las Ramblas it was! I got there as if I'd been there many a time before. Some beer helped me get over my jetlag and I was strolling down Las Ramblas as if I belonged there. Back to hotel, some more beer and dozed off.

Had an early morning and went to the hotel breakfast buffet for Euro 15. It was sure worth every penny from fresh fruits to freshly brewed coffee to some amazing smoked meat options to freshly squeezed juice; just what the doctor ordered! Headed out to the gothic quarter of the city. First stop- Cathedral of Santa Elulia. It was like going back in times. Kept things nice and short because of the prayer service. There was a group of guys playing Spanish guitar right out of the cathedral. Mesmerizing and surreal. Next stop- Mercat de la Boqueria. It was just a market maybe but to me it was a place full of people living life and enjoying every bit of it. The colors, those themed uniforms of employees, all joys all smiles. Next- Casa Mila and Casa Batllo.

It was my second day in Barcelona and I had an early flight the next morning so I knew I couldn't see or do much but I'd still do something that I've always loved doing. Talking to the locals and walking in the city that is. Back to hotel for a shower, out for a quick walk/ sit by the sea and back to Las Ramblas again. Felt so happy being there and spent about a couple of hours just walking the street, all sober and quiet absorbing every little bit of the place into me. I must mention here that I've always been a big fan of Spanish cinema, Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz, and of course, Barcelona.

I kept the trip short because I wanted to come back feeling unfulfilled, I wanted to feel the urge to have some more of Barcelona, come undone. Mission accomplished; I can't wait till I'm walking Las Ramblas again.
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TheInstantClassic TheInsta…
2 reviews
Las ramblas Jun 18, 2011
It is a must when in Barcelona to take a walk down las ramblas. Full of stalls in sections - the flowers are beautiful - the pets are fasinating. Stretching from Placa Catalunya all the way down to the harbour this is a fascinating walk. There is so much to look at at from the stalls to the living statues and street entertainers. We even saw a local police car back into post. - whoops.

There are also a multitude of bars and restaurants on each side of las ramblas and in the centre. For a more budget and healthly option you could stop at St Joseph Market (about half way down) and get a fruit smoothie of you choice made. I did hear that a local chef loved this market so much that his ghost haunts it to this day.
fuxiavacanza fuxiavac…
3 reviews
Ok! Barcelona no es ESPAÑA Apr 18, 2011
es un lugar muy comercial, precioso pero demasiado poblado, siempre esta lleno de las turistas.

Las Ramblas es interesante para echar un ojo o probar algunas comidas mediteraneas.

un poquito mas caro relativo a otros sitios en la misma cidad, pero hasta donde yo sepa, Barcelona no es ESPAÑA a la vez los Catalanes hablan el Catalan!:D
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Great walking area, essential for tourists! Aug 28, 2009
Las Ramblas are a wonderful collection of streets in the heart of Barcelona, and serve as a mandatory pit stop for any tourist who is visiting the city. The area is really lovely for walking around, especially from the late afternoon onwards. During the night, the streets take on another atmosphere, as you have performers out to entertain the crowds and many people out for dinner. Although I found the area to be very safe, it is said to be notorious for pick pocketing. Therefore to be on the safe side, I’d keep your valuables securely with you (but I suppose you should be doing that anyway?!). Las Ramblas is definitely very touristy but very essential to visit as well. Go at least once; enjoy the walk and then pop into one of the restaurants nearby for dinner. Job done!
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42 reviews
Meet the locals, the tourists and the artists!! Nov 09, 2008
The RAMBLA is, of course, the best known landmark of Barcelona, and deservedly so. The Rambla was originally just a torrent (Rambla comes from the Arabic "ramla", torrent). Meandering down from the Pl. de Catalunya to the Columbus statue, filled with newspaper kiosks, flower and animal stalls, and all sorts of artists, it is undoubtedly the place where everyone comes together, both tourists and locals, from the most inconspicuous to the most exaggerated representative of all sorts of urban tribes. When you come here early in the morning or late at night, it doesn't matter, you will never be alone!! So walk on with me to our next stop.
The Rambla! always busy.
The Rambla!
street artists!
street artists!
JP-NED says:
La bamba it's right!
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009
Lilliana77 says:
La Rambla!!! :D :D :D
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009
JP-NED says:
Posted on: Nov 25, 2008
iloveangls iloveang…
3 reviews
Feb 26, 2007
La Ramblas is a long stretch of street that is lined with vendors and souvenir shops as well as street performers. There is a great market called Mercat de la Boqueria where you can buy all sorts of goodies. Lots to see on this street!
One of the many stands inside Merc…
Street performers
Walking along La Ramblas
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Feb 26, 2006
Las Ramblas is a big street/promenade that runs through Barcelona connecting Placa Catalunya on the northernmost end to the docks by the waterfront on the

southernmost end. It is a huge pedestrian thoroughfare, and at any given time

it will be packed with thousands of people, mostly tourists. There are various

shops, restaurants, and street performers along the way. The docks at the south are also a good place to relax on a sunny day. As in any large,

crowded tourist destination, watch out for pickpockets.
One of many street performers.
School of fish swimming in the wat…
CFD says:
Ive seen at least 2 kebab joints around the world with this name.. Just wanted to say something :)
Posted on: Mar 24, 2007

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