City visit of Las Ramblas district in Barcelona

City visit of Las Ramblas district in Barcelona

How to visit Las Ramblas ? 

The word " Las Ramblas" is the Arabic word for "dry flowers".

Las Ramblas is the most animated artery of the city. It is divided in five sections. Rambla Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, also called La Rambla dels Ocells ( Avenue of the Birds) as it used to be a traditional site of a bird market. Rambla de Sant Josep it is also well-known as the Rambla de les Flors (Rambla of the Flowers).

In the 19C this was the only place in Barcelona that flowers were sold. The flower market now stands alongside great kiosks selling all manner of books, magazines and newspaper from Spain and abroad. Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Monica.

 

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This is the place where people from Barcelona used to meet. Now a days, you will see mostly foreigners along the Ramblas. Stoll under the threes, admire the street artists, look at the alive statues.

 

A great pleasure day or night.

 

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Video: Street artists - Ramblas Barcelona

 

 

 Our visits are made such as you start from one point and arrived to another logically.

 Follow from one address to another and do not hesitate to stop by our best addresses like restaurants and shops, this is also part of discovering a city

 

 

 Have a good journey in the Ramblas of Barcelona:

 

 

1 - Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya - Monument

Plaza Catalunya - Barcelona

Plaza Catalunya - Barcelona

Plaza Catalunya - Barcelona

Plaça Catalunya the Square of Catalonia, the link of Barcelona, where all roads start. From here one can practically go anywhere, by means of taxis, the tourist bus, metro or by some of the most important public bus-routes in the city. Here is where some of the most prestigious shops can be visited, also some of the most modern ones.

Address : Plaça Catalunya
Metro/Bus : Metro: L1/L3 Plaça de Catalunya / Bus: 9, 14, 16, 17,24, 41, 42, 55, 58, 59, 67, 68, 91, 100, 101, 141, L94, L95

 

 

 


2- Church Betlem***

Church Betlem - Monument

Iglesia de Betlém

Iglesia de Betlém

Iglesia de Betlém

Iglesia de Betlém

Church Betlem (or The Church Of Bethlehem or Iglesia de Betlém) is located in the very heart of Barcelona.
This is another catholic church located next to Las Ramblas. The frontage baroque started in 1681. The interior was unfortunately burned during the civil war of 1936.

Address : Carrer del Carme, 2.
Opening hours : Every day from 7h45 to 21h.
Metro/Bus : Plaça Catalunya

 

 

 


3- Palace Virreina**

Palace Virreina - Monument

Palau de la Virreina

Palau de la Virreina

Palau de la Virreina

The Palace Virreina is a palace built between 1772 and 1775 and decorated with both Baroque and Rococo elements, which hosts major temporary exhibitions .

It's now headquarters to the Town Hall's Cultural Department and its Centre de la Imatge (Image center). The exhibition centre shows works by some of Catalunya's most important contemporary artists, like Oriol Bohigas and Antoni Abad.

Address : Rambla, 99
Opening hours : Tuesdays to Sundays and holidays from 12am to 8pm.
Phone : +34 93 316 10 00
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu / Bus: 14, 59, 91

 

 

 

 


4- Boqueria Market***

Boqueria Market - Monument

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Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

A visit to the Market of la Boqueria in Barcelona is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.

 

The best products from Catalonia in one place: fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars like El Quim and others...Just Perfect!!

 

 

About the history if the Boqueria Market

 
The first mention of the Boqueria market of Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old door of the city to sell meat. From December 1470, a market selling pigs occurred at this site. At this time, the Market had the name Mercat Bornet or was (until 1794) simply known as Mercat de la Palla (Straw Market).

 

At the beginning, the market was not enclosed and did not have an official statute, it was regarded as a simple extension of the market of Plaça Nova which then extended to the Plaça del Pi.
Later, the authorities decided to construct a separate market on La Rambla, housing mainly fishmongers and butchers. It is not until 1826 that the market is legally recognized and a convention held in 1835 decides construction of an official place.

 

Construction began March 19, 1840 under the direction of architect Mas Vilà. The market officially opened the same year, but the plans for the building were modified many times. The official inauguration of the structure was finally made in 1853. In 1911, the new fish market was opened and, in 1914, the metal roof that still exists today was constructed.

 

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Address : Rambla, 85-89.
Opening hours : Everyday from 8am to 8:30pm. Closed on Sundays
Phone : 00 34 93 318 25 84

 

 

 

 


5- Gran Teatre del Liceu*

Liceu - Monument

Liceu de Barcelona

Barcelona Liceu

Liceu de Barcelona

The famous Gran Teatre del Liceu was built in 1847.Considered by many to be one of the finest opera houses in Europe, it burnt to the ground tragically in 1994, the auditorium and stage were destroyed. The new Liceu was inaugurated in the year 2000, keeping the original facade and greatly expanding the facilities. Here, the finest operas of the international repertoire have been staged, and leading operatic stars have performed, among them several Catalans including Montserrat Caballé, Josep Carreras and Jaume Aragall.

 

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Address : Rambla, 51-59.
Opening hours : Monday to Thursday and Sunday until 0am. Friday until 2am. Saturday the whole day.
Phone : +34 93 485 99 00
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu

 

 

 


6- Royal Square. Plaça Reial*

Placa Reial - Monument

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Plaça Reial - Barcelona

Just off the Rambla, you can find the Plaza Real, one of the places with most tradition and interest around the city. It was erected in mid of the 19th Century, it has a fine arcade, palm trees and lamps designed by Gaudi. It is an interesting square ideal to relx and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes. On Sunday mornings there is a stamp and coin market.

 

There are some nice clubs in this place! ;)

Address : Plaça Reial
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu

 

 


7- Maritime Museum. Museu Marutim

 

Maritime Museum - Museum

Museu Marítim

Museu Marítim

Museu Marítim

Opposite the statue Christopher Columbus, in the bottom of Ramblas, the maritime museum is one of the most imaginative museum of the city and one of the most visited too. Installed in the royal arsenals- date from 1378 and are the biggest and most complete Medieval dockyards in the world- it exposes animated presentations and houses a big exhibition including model ships, drawings, replicas, paintings, figureheads and an interactive exhibition, "The Great Adventure of the Sea".

Address : Av. de les Drassanes
Opening hours : Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Closed 25-26 December and 1st and 6 January
Phone : +34 93 342 9920
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Drassanes / Bus: 120

 

 

 


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3 comments

  1. vivir un sueño!! - malika (29 May 2012 - 08:30)

    las ramblas son unas de las maravillas de toda Espana y no solo de Barcelona. podràs disfrutar de un màgnifico paseo gustando los colores, los perfumes y del continuo ir y venir de gente que caracterizan esta calle...podras saborear tapas deliciosas, reirte y hacerte fotos con los mimos màs artisticos y extravagantes de siempre y conocer sin embargo gente de cada ezquina del mundo... si viajais a Barcelona no podeis olvidar de pasar por aqui!!!

  2. Me gusta las ramblas ! :) - sylvia (14 May 2012 - 09:00)

    hola ! no soy de catalunya, pero me gusta mucho Barcelona y las ramblas ! ♥ :) invito todo el mundo ir en este ciudad ! :D porque es la mejor ciudad del mundo ! :)

  3. saludo - bella (10 Jun 2011 - 12:15)

    Questo posto è molto bello e meraviglioso! spero che ogni persona che arriva in Barcellona, vada subito a visitarlo.. Io ci sono andata e sono rimasta a bocca aperta. un saluto a tutti! :)

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