La Rambla is a long promenade stretching from the Christopher Columbus monument in Port Vell to the Plaza Catalunya. The lengthy promenade is actually a combination of several shorter streets, laid end to end, each with a different name. If you visit Barcelona it is a must!
la Rambla was originally a sewage-filled stream-bed, usually dry but an important drain for the heavy rainwater flowing from the Collserola hills during spring and autumn. It separated the walled city on its north-east bank from the settlements of El Raval (“the suburb”) on its south-west. However, today it is considered as the center of the city and one of the liveliest avenues of Barcelona.
Along the way, visitors will find the Font de Canaletes, the renowned opera house Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Palau de la Virreina,the headquarters of Barcelona’s City Council Culture Institute, and the famous Mercat de la Boquería San Josep (Saint Joseph’s marketplace). Street Performers, florists, tourists and locals flock to La Rambla every day of the year. In order to have authentic food you can go to Cañete, Cuatre Gats and Can Culleretes.You can also go the port area or venture into the Barri Gòtic.
You can take either
Bus: lines 9, 14, 16, 17,24, 41, 42, 55, 58, 59, 67, 68, 91, 100, 101, 141, L94, L95
Metro: L3, L1
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