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Pictures Las Ramblas Barcelona

Barcelona's most famous pedestrian street is called "La Rambla." It is also often called "Las Ramblas." This is because La Rambla is one long street with six sections which each have a different name.

Guide Las Ramblas street Barcelona


Las Ramblas street Barcelona 



Each of Las Ramblas six street sections has a name and its own character. The names of the different parts of La Rambla are La Rambla de Canaletes, La Rambla dels Estudis, La Rambla de les Flors, La Rambla dels Caputxins, La Rambla de Santa Mònica and Rambla de Mar.
 
 
La Rambla Barcelona



Autumn view of La Rambla. Las Ramblas starts at Barcelona's downtown central square Plaza Catalunya and ends at the marina in Barcelona harbour called Port Vell. Many visitors to Barcelona choose to stay in hotels near Plaza Catalanya or at the top end of Las Ramblas. See our guide to Best area to stay in Barcelona.

 
La Rambla Barcelona from above



The "Barca fountain" is as the top end of La Rambla street. This is the famous "Font de les Canaletes" drinking fountain near Plaza Catalunya. THis is where Barca fans (known as "cules") come to celebrate big victories. See Barca celebration pictures on Plaza CatalunyaIt is said about the Barca fountain, that if you drink from it, then you will fall in love with Barcelona and always come back.



La Rambla fountain Font Canaletes






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Chinese dragon on facade of early modernist building "Casa Bruno Cuadros" on La Rambla 82 in Barcelona.  Local residents call this building "Casa dels Paraigües" which means "Umbrella house." It was built in 1858 and remodeled with the current facade for the umbrella shop on the ground floor in 1883 by Josep Vilaseca Casanovas. This explains the umbrella under the dragon and various other oriental umbrellas on the facade.


La Rambla dragon Casa dels Paraigües 


Summer view of La Rambla from Columbus monument 

summer view La Rambla




La Boqueria food market is at La Rambla 89 which is also called "La Mercat de Sant Josep." This food market is a famous Barcelona landmark on La Rambla street and a must-see. There are two small but famous tapas bars in La Boqueria market called  el Pinotxo de la Boqueria and El Quim De La Boqueria


La Boqueria market la rambla sign 


Smoothies have become popular in recent years at La Boqueria. They are delicious, but check the prices. Some of the vendors charge way too much! €1.50 is the maximum you should pay for a smoothie in the market and even that is a bit expensive.

La Boqueria market smoothies




Sculpture on 17th-century church "Iglesia Parroquia de la Mare de Déu de Belen" on corner of La Ramba and Carrer de Carme


Sculpture  "Iglesia Parroquia de la Mare de Déu de Belen" 



The Barcelona Opera House - Gran Teatre del Liceu - is a famous landmark on La Rambla 51. You can take an excellent express tour of the builiding for € 4. Or see a performance. The Liceu also has a quiet cafe and nice gift shop, so if you want a breather from the bustle of La Rambla then pop into the opera house.


Gran Teatre del Liceu on La Rambla 


Walk of art. The pavement mosaic on the  "Pla de l'Os" is by famous Catalan artist Joan Miro. It was created in 1976 and is located close to the birthplace of Miro which is "Passatge del Crèdit." See location of Miro's pavement mosaic on La Rambla. Many famous Miro works can be seen in Barcelona at Miro Foundation on Montjuic hill. Millions of visitors to Barcelona have been welcomed by the big Miro mosaic at the T2 terminal at Barcelona airport. Another famous Miro sculpture is the "woman and bird" sculpture near Plaza Espanya.

La Rambla mosaic by Joan Miro
 
 

The Gothic quarter Plaça Reial is very close to La Rambla and has many bars and cafes. Map Plaça Reial


Plaça Reial just off La Rambla





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Fish tank at one of the few remaining La Rambla pet stalls
 
Fish tank La Rambla pet stall



La Rambla is the best place to experience the annual festival of Sant Jordi's day on 23rd of April when it fills with book stalls and rose sellers


Sant Jordi's day book stalls on La Rambla



On Sant Jordi's day on La Rambla there are many stalls selling books and t-shirts including supporters of the separatist movement


Catalonia is not Spain tshirt



La Rambla has plenty of "kioscos de prensa" who sell papers and souvenirs. If you want to see attractions by Antoni Gaudi near la Rambla, then visit the Plaza Reial where you will find 2 lamp posts designed by Gaudi. And on street Nou de La Rambla near the port end of La Rambla don't miss the fabulous town house by Gaudi called Palau Guell


La Rambla kiosco de prensa


At the port end of La Rambla there is a street art market.


La Rambla art market




La Rambla art market portrait



You can buy almost anything on La Rambla including a promise of speaking Spanish in "a few days!" If you don't believe that, try visiting our guide to  Spanish schools in Barcelona


La Rambla



There used to be many "human statues" on La Rambla, but since 2011 only 12 statues at once are allowed. Techically this is a monkey statue, so he should get a separate license :-)
 
La Rambla statue monkey





















La Rambla has close to Barcelona wax museum. and in the same street you can find an odd but fun "fairy forest" bar called "Bosque de las Fades"

La Rambla Wax museum 


Either this is the best human statue on La Rambla or it's a wax figure! Wax Museum ticket office on La Rambla

la rambla wax figure



Super Catalan on roof of wax museum.

la rambla superman wax 
 
 

Torre de Colom office building. It is not open to the public except during the annual weekend of Open House BCN in October when you can visit many interesting buildings in Barcelona that are normally not open.

La Rambla Torre de Colom 

 

World Trade Center with Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel and middle tower of port cable car


La Rambla Port Vell and WTC 


Human statue of Christopher Columbus

La Rambla statue 
 

Non-human statue of Christopher Columbus on top of Monument de Colom 

La Rambla Columbus

 La Rambla del Mar. The latest and newest part of La Rambla in Barcelona harbour

 La Rambla del Mar 





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