The most famous avenue in Barcelona
A meeting point between Plaça Catalunya (Catalonia Square) and the Port Vell, Barcelona's Rambla, located in the Old Town district (Ciutat Vella), is undoubtedly the city's busiest 2 kilometres of pedestrian avenues (the Ramblas), where a mix of artists, painters, musicians, merchants and restaurants provide the greatest satisfaction for tourists.
Barcelona Ramblas street
The Ramblas avenue forms an intersection between the Gothic Quarter (Barrio Gotico), the medieval centre of Barcelona, with the unmissable Cathedral of Santa Eulalia at the heart of its narrow streets, and the Raval Quarter, where the famous Palau Guell is located.
The monument to Columbus, which closes the walk towards Port Vell, as well as the Teatro del Liceu, La Boqueria, or Plaça Reial, are some of the must-sees on a visit to the Ramblas.
Barcelona Rambla route
1. Palau Guell
After a few steps on the Rambla towards Plaça Catalunya, which marks the end of the Ramblas, you will have to turn into the street "Nou de la Rambla" to discover one of Antoni Gaudi's most beautiful works, the Palau Gell.
Built for the wealthy industrialist Eusebi Güell, who lived here for a few years before leaving for the Guell Park, the Palau Güell contains architectural treasures and ingeniousness not to be missed.
2. Barcelona Plaça Reial
This is the result of a project to convert a former convent, the Plaça Reial de Barcelona (Royal Square), which is on the right as we continue up the Ramblas towards Plaça Catalunya.
Mainly made up of bars and restaurants, where to take a break in the shade halfway between Plaça Catalunya and the old port, the Plaça Reial is the only arcaded square in Barcelona.
3. theater of the LiceuA little before crossing the Mosaic of Joan Miro, while continuing our visit of the Ramblas towards the most famous square of the city, we meet on our left great theater of the Liceu.
Considered to be one of the greatest opera houses in the world, the Gran Teatro del Liceu is both the most prestigious and oldest theatre in Barcelona..
4. Joan Miró mosaic
To reach Barcelona's busiest market from our stop at the Liceu theatre, we will have to pass by Miro's unmistakable mosaic.
Joan Miro's work named Pla de l'Os designed on the ground, symbolizes the cosmos and the sea.
The most trampled mosaic of Joan Miro's works welcomes tourists to Barcelona.
5. Boqueria Market
Continuing our walk along the Rambla, we will find on our left the market of La Boqueria.
Located in the heart of the Ramblas de Barcelona la Boqueria, is without a doubt the Barcelona's most popular market ; a veritable feast of colours and smells where fresh fruit and vegetables lead the way to the rhythm of the comings and goings of passing people.
6. Canaletes Fountain
At the end of the ascent of the Rambla from the port in the direction of Plaça Catalunya, last stop : The "Canaletes Fountain".
As well as being known as a gathering place to celebrate Barça's victories, the Canaletes Fountain (Font de les Canaletes in Catalan) is famous for the superstition that those who drink its water will return to Barcelona.
At the foot of the Ramblas in Barcelona
Gothic Quarter tour
Maze of alleys between Raval and Born where museums, churches, Roman vestigations and architecture retrace the history of Barcelona's oldest district that stretches along the Ramblas from the old port to the Plaza Cataluña.
Barcelona Gothic Quarter walk
Online tickets to guided tour
Barcelona Plaza Cataluña
As a very important intersection of the city, and a rallying point served by a large number of transports, Plaça Catalunya is one of the most recommended meeting points to get to the centre of Barcelona, where the pigeons have established their headquarters.
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Take the swivel bridge across the harbour to reach the Maremagnum, the shopping centre on the waterfront, where you will find a number of shops, as well as a few bars and restaurants that have the privilege of offering a direct view of the old harbour.
Moll d'Espanya, 5, 08039 Barcelona
The Golondrinas are part of Barcelona maritime activities which offer short trips on board small boats between the old harbour (Port Vell) and the Forum, to discover the main features of the port and the city's beaches.
Golondrinas virtual tour
Online tickets to Golondrinas trip
Barcelona Wax Museum
Located a few meters from the Drassanes metro station, at the end of the Ramblas, the Barcelona Wax Museum houses the statues of hundreds of personalities.
9 June 2021 - Barcelona's Ramblas unoccupied, the return of visitors is slow.
Metro station Ramblas Barcelona
How to get to the Barcelona's Rambla by metro
Metro ramblas Barcelona, where to get off ?
The Ramblas of Barcelona are mainly accessible via the L1, L3, L6 and L7 lines at the following stations :
- Catalunya : Metro station that takes you to the beginning of the Ramblas, at the foot of the famous Plaça Catalunya ;
- Liceu : metro station located in the centre of the Ramblas, which takes you to, among others, the Liceu theatre, Plaça Reial and the Boqueria market ;
- Drassanes : metro stop, situated at the end of the Ramblas, on the Port Vell side, a few steps away from the monument erected in memory of Christopher Columbus ;
- If you want to travel from the Sagrada Familia to the Ramblas, Take the line 2 in the direction of Paral-lel and get off at the Universitat stop, which is just a few steps from your destination.
- If you are on the beach and would like to continue your visit to Barcelona on the Rambla, follow line 4 to the Urquinaona stop from where you can either continue on foot from Plaça Urquinaona to Plaça Catalunya, or take the connection with line 1 for one stop between Urquinaona and Catalunya.
Where to eat near Barcelona's Ramblas
La Fonda restaurant
Ideal for taking a break before continuing your visit to the Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from Barcelona's famous Ramblas and the old harbour, the restaurant "La Fonda" offers great traditional local cuisine such as paella or fideua in a very original setting. How to get to La Fonda restaurant
Quinze Nits restaurant
Located in the heart of the Plaza Real, a stone's throw from Las Ramblas, the restaurant Les Quinze Nits offers typical Catalan and Spanish culinary specialities to be enjoyed on the terrace of one of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona.
Catalan restaurant - Plaza Real - Gothic district quarter
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From the Rambla
How to get from the Rambla of Barcelona to Guell Park
To get to Parc Guell from the Barcelona Rambla via Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stations, follow the line 3 (green) in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and get off at Lesseps or Vallcarca stations.
How to get from the Barcelona Ramblas to the Sagrada Familia
To get to the Sagrada Familia from Barcelona's Rambla via the Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stations, follow the line 3 in the direction of "Trinitat Nova" and take the line 5 at Diagonal to Sagrada Familia.
How to get to the Camp Nou stadium from the Rambla of Barcelona
To get to the Camp Nou from Barcelona's Rambla, take the line 3 from the Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stations in the direction of Zona Universitaria, get off at the Palau Reial stop and follow the "Carrer de Marti i Franquès" street.
How to get from the Ramblas to the beaches of Barcelona
Take the metro at Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya stations on the line 3 to Passeig de Gracia and change with the line 4 (yellow) to Ciutadella Vila Olimpica which leaves you at the Olympic Port of Barcelona.
How to get from the Ramblas of Barcelona to Montjuic
To climb the heights of Montjuic from La Rambla, take one of the 3 stations on La Rambla (Drassanes, Liceu, Catalunya) to Paral-lel and then the Montjuic funicular; or take the Montjuic cable car which is at the foot of the Port of Barcelona.
How to get to the Rambla de Barcelona from Sants train station
Sants train station is only 5 metro stops from the beginning of the Ramblas on the port side. Take the line 3 towards Trinitat Nova and get off at Drassanes, Liceu or Catalunya.
Access to the Gothic Quarter from La Rambla
If you are on the Rambla towards the port, take any street on your left to explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
How to get from Barcelona Ramblas to the airport
Only 1 change to go from Barcelona's Rambla to the Prat airport by metro. Take the line 3 on the Ramblas to Zona Universitària and change to the line L9 South which will drop you off at one of the terminals of your choice.