Las Ramblas are a series of streets in the heart of Barcelona. The main pedestrian-only boulevard is lined with trees. Smaller streets crammed with shops and cafés branch off either side. Tourists and locals flood restaurants and cafés that have their tables on the pavement. There are flower stalls, kiosks hawking souvenirs and markets dotted among the eateries. Street performers give the area a lively atmosphere. Come at any time of the day or night to wander the 0.75-mile (1.2-kilometer) boulevard and explore the surrounding area.
Las Ramblas divide the old town in two. The main street (La Rambla) runs from Placa Catalunya in the north to Port Vell in the south. The medieval Gothic Quarter sits on one side with the multicultural Raval area on the other.
You can walk the entire length of La Rambla in under an hour. Rest at one of many bars and cafés for a drink of sangría or a seafood paella. The area is touristy, so prices are higher than other parts of the city.
La Boqueria is the city’s most famous market, a good spot to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and foie gras. Find the main entrance on La Rambla.
Stop to take in the Liceu Theatre, which houses ballet and opera. The grand building, which opened in 1847, is most impressive on the inside, with its huge red and gold auditorium. One of the features of La Rambla is a colorful mosaic by surrealist artist Joan Miró in the pavement near the Liceu Theatre.
The area is crowded with tourists day and night. Keep your belongings secure as there are pickpockets that are active in the area. The south end of La Rambla has many nightclubs and attracts a bit of a seedy reputation at night.
Las Ramblas are within easy walking distance of the port and many of the city’s main attractions. The main boulevard is served by three metro stations and four bus lines.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Musica Catalana. Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps away from La Rambla and Placa de Catalunya. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes.
This luxury hotel is located in Barcelona (El Raval), close to the beach, World Trade Center Barcelona, San Sebastian Beach and Port Vell. Also nearby are Palau Guell and Palau de la Musica Catalana.
This apartment is located in Barcelona (Eixample), close to Hospital Clinic, Placa d'Espanya and Casa Batllo. Also nearby are Palau de la Musica Catalana and Sagrada Familia.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Barcelona Wax Museum, Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy and Plaza Portal de la Pau. Columbus Monument and Maritime Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Gothic Quarter, this apartment is steps away from La Rambla and Las Ramblas. Gran Teatre del Liceu and Palau Guell are also within 10 minutes.
Located in El Raval, this hotel is steps away from La Rambla, Las Ramblas and Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Located in the heart of Barcelona, this hotel is within walking distance of Las Ramblas, Gran Teatre del Liceu and Palau Guell. Also nearby are Palau de la Musica Catalana and Barcelona Cathedral.