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Barcelona's most famous pedestrian street is called "La Rambla." It is also often called "Las Ramblas." This is because La Rambla is actually six streets or six rambla sections which each have a different name.
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Each of the six streets of Las Ramblas has its own name and 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.
Autumn view of La Rambla. La Rambla starts at Barcelona's central square Plaza Catalunya and ends at the marina in Barcelona harbour which is called Port Vell.
Barca Fountain. This is the famous "Font de les Canaletes" drinking fountain at the top of La Rambla. THis is where Barca fans (known as "cules") come to celebrate big victories. See pictures of Barca fans celebrations. It is said that if you drink from this fountain you will fall in love with Barcelona and always come back.
Chinese dragon on facade of early modernist building "Casa Bruno Cuadros" on La Rambla 82. Local residents call this building the "Casa dels Paraigües" which means "House of Umbrellas." 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.
Summer view of La Rambla from Columbus monument
La Boqueria market 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 famous tapas bars in La Boqueria market called "el Pinotxo de la Boqueria " or "El Quim De La Boqueria"
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.
Sculpture on 17th-century church "Iglesia Parroquia de la Mare de Déu de Belen" on corner of La Ramba and Carrer de Carme
The Barcelona Opera House - Gran Teatre del Liceu - is a famous landmark on La Rambla 51. You can take an excellent express tour 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.
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.
The Gothic quarter Plaça Reial is very close to La Rambla and has many bars and cafes. Map of Plaça Reial
Fish tank at one of the few remaining pet stalls on La Rambla.
La Rambla is the best place to experience Sant Jordi's day on 23rd of April when it fills with book stalls and rose sellers
On Sant Jordi's day on La Rambla there are many stalls selling books and t-shirts that the independance movement with slogans like "Catalonia is not Spain."
There are plenty of "kioscos de prensa" who sell papers and souvenirs. If you want to see something by Antoni Gaudi near la Rambla, then visit the Plaza Reial where you will find 2 lamp posts by Gaudi. On the street Nou de La Rambla, near the port end of La Rambla, you can visit the fabulous Palau Guell
At the port end of La Rambla there is a permanent art market.
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 finding a recommended Spanish school in Barcelona
There used to be many "human statues" on La Rambla, but since 2011 only 12 statues at a time are allowed. Techically this is a monkey statue, so he should get a separate license :-)
Street by La Rambla down to Barcelona wax museum. This street is hosed down every morning to remove the lingering smells of Barcelona's nightlife. There is a fun "fairy forest" bar just round the corner from the Wax museum called "Bosque de las Fades"
Either this is the best human statue on La Rambla or it's a wax figure! Wax Museum ticket office on La Rambla
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.
Non-human statue of Christopher Columbus on top of Monument de Colom
La Rambla del Mar. The last and newest part of La Rambla in Barcelona harbour
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