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Las Ramblas starts at Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s nerve centre. Here you’ll find transport connections to take you anywhere in the city by metro, train or bus. It’s also the main stop for the airport bus and a good starting point for lots of days out near the city, such as to the spellbinding Montserrat or Sitges.
Plaça de Catalunya links the old part of the city with the Eixample, its 19th-century extension. This colourful place is always bustling with people and you’ll find lots of bars, cafes, shopping centres and department stores, such as El Triangle, El Corte Inglés, FNAC and the Apple Store. Rent one of our apartments by days on Las Ramblas in Barcelona if you love shopping! All the main shopping streets are close by: Pelai, Portal de l’Àngel, Passeig de Gracia , Rambla de Catalunya…
To really enjoy Las Ramblas, there’s nothing like taking a stroll down it. Some say it is the busiest street in the world. At the top, stop for a refreshing drink at the famous Canaletes Fountain, where Barça fans celebrate their wins. It is said that whoever drinks from the fountain is fated to return to the city one day.
Check out the traditional kiosks selling flowers, souvenirs, ice cream and other knickknacks on your way down. On the way you’ll see a number of human sculptures, caricature artists and street musicians.
Along Las Ramblas you’ll see a wide variety of architecture, including Modernista gems like the Farmàcia Nadal or the Oriental-inspired Casa Bruno Cuadros, better known as the Casa de los Paraguas. Its dragon and mosaics will take you back to the early 20th century. Don’t miss the baroque Belén church or the Palau Moja.
You can also stop to say hello to the most famous Marilyn Monroe in Europe, who seduces passersby from her balcony in the Museo Erótico de Barcelona. An erotic delight for daring adults, this museum has some real surprises!
The top attraction on Las Ramblas is the famous Boqueria market. Right next door we can offer the best apartments on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. If you stay there, you can experience the multi-ethnic hustle and bustle of market life every day for yourself. Inside, you can savour delicious tapas, paellas and fish dishes, as well as stop for a morning pastry, cake and fruit.
A few metres further down is the most important crossroads on Las Ramblas. Carrer Ferran to the left leads to Plaça Sant Jaume, home to City Hall and the Catalan Government building.
But there’s still plenty to see on Las Ramblas in Barcelona! Relax on one of the terraces in Plaça Reial or visit the impressive Teatre del Liceu, which puts on an excellent programme of opera, jazz and classical music with leading international performers.
Las Ramblas simply oozes art, as shown in Joan Miró’s colourful mosaic set into the middle of the tiles. Several nearby art spaces put on top exhibitions, including the Centre Cultural Arts Santa Mònica and the Palau de la Virreina.
If you book one of our apartments on Las Ramblas, you’ll also be close to the famous Museu de Cera de Barcelona, with waxworks of famous celebrities and lots of activities for children. Next door is the magical Bosc de les Fades, a cafe and world of fantasy all of its own!
At the bottom of Las Ramblas, before you reach the sea, you’ll see the famous monument to Christopher Columbus, with work by outstanding Catalan Modernista artists like Josep Llimona and Rossend Nobas. If you go up it, you’ll have breathtaking views over the city. Then you can walk through Port Vell, do a spot of shopping in Maremagnum or visit the Museu Marítim, a maritime museum housed in the 13th-century former royal shipyards.
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