La Rambla

From: Barcelona Travel Guide

See also: Placa de CatalunyaPlaca Reial

La Rambla
La Rambla is a popular pedestrianized boulevard that is lined with trees and is bordered by no end of shops and cafes.

The walkway links Port Vell where the cruise ships dock with the impressive Placa Catalunya square with its beautiful fountains, statues and modern art.

Along the boulevard you'll come across several stalls selling a variety of items from maps and flowers to souvenirs as well as no end of artists and street performers. The street performers often include Human Statues who's costumes are often as impressive as their art.

La Rambla is also the location of the popular Gran Teatre del Liceu which offers regular performances and there are several streets that lead off from the main boulevard that link with other squares and streets such as the Placa Reial where even more restaurants, bars and shops can be found.

The La Rambla boulevard travels for about 0.8 miles from the Columbus Monument close to Port Vell to the Placa Catalunya and has the Barri Gothic area on one side and El Ravel district on the other.

Travel Guide
La Rambla can be reached by subway to station Drassanes (L3) which is at the Port Vell end, Liceu station (L3) which is roughly in the middle or to Catalunya (L1) which is on the edge of the Placa Catalunya. By bus you can travel to Placa Catalunya by bus (N3, N2, N4, N8, A2, 9, 16, 17, 42, 55 and 141). Or to La Rambla (59, 91, 14, N9, N12 and N15).