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.
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.
Port Vell, (one of Barcelona's marinas) is the oldest port in the city.
Bordered by a very pleasant promenade that stretches from the Christopher Columbus monument to Barceloneta, walk along the Port Vell to get to the beaches of Barcelona.
Climb to the top of the monument erected in memory of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus, which is located between the end of the Ramblas and the swing bridge of the city's old port, and enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of Barcelona.Barcelona Christopher Columbus watchtower photos
The hundreds of species that share the Barcelona Aquarium in their most faithfully represented marine environment take you to the depths of the most fascinating oceans to discover a world as magical as it is mysterious.Small virtual tour of Barcelona aquarium
A maze of alleys located between the Raval and the 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.Virtual walk in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona
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.More about Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona
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 in Barcelona's Port Vell offer sea trips to discover the main features of the port and the city's beaches, lasting 40 minutes or an hour and a half.Boat trip on the port of Barcelona
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.Among Barcelona's must-see museums
Ideal for taking a break before continuing your visit to the Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from Barcelona's famous Ramblas, La Fonda restaurant offers great traditional local cuisine in a very original setting.How to get to La Fonda 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.Catalan restaurant - Plaza Real - Gothic district quarter
Barceloneta or Nova Icària, as many names as choices for a relaxing activity on Barcelona's beaches where restaurants and entertainment lead the atmosphere.
Which Barcelona beach to choice ?
Just a few steps from the beaches, the 315 species that populate the Barcelona Zoo will meet you in the heart of Barcelona.
Barcelona zoo quick trip
With more than 99,000 seats, the FC Barcelona Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in Europe. Come and experience the Camp Nou atmosphere.
FC Barcelona Camp Nou stadium visit