About the La Rambla
The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end." A stroll here is pure sensory overload, with souvenir hawkers, buskers, pavement artists, mimes and living statues all part of the ever-changing street scene.
Strolling along La Rambla, you can see such historic buildings as the Palace of the Virreina and the famous Liceu Theatre in which operas and ballets are staged. The La Boqueria market opens just off the Rambla and is one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, housing a very diverse selection of goods.
Helpful information about La Rambla
La Rambla is situated in the centre of Barcelona, Spain. The nearest airport is Barcelona Airport – El Prat and is approximately 13 kms to the city centre. From the airport you can take the RENFE train, Aerobus express service or a taxi.
La Rambla is serviced by three metro stops making it a superb transport point to see the rest of the city. At the southern end you have the Drassanes metro stop (green line, L3), midway you have the metro stop Liceu. (green line, L3) and at the northern tip you have the metro stop Catalunya (green line, L3 and red line, L1).
Making the most of the La Rambla
Referred to both as La Rambla and Las Ramblas, the name derives from an old Arabic word 'ramla' meaning sandy riverbed, and indeed that's how this magnificent boulevard started, as a humble dried-out stream outside the walls of the Gothic Quarter. Its origins as a watercourse are reflected in the paving design found along the boulevard which appears to ripple like water.
Taking a stroll along La Rambla you will be drawn to several notable sights located within the promenade, including a mosaic by Joan Miró, and the Font de Canaletes, a famous fountain and popular meeting point.
Where to stay in Barcelona when visiting the La Rambla
To really make the most of your visit to Barcelona why not stay in some of the most picture-perfect rental accommodation. In the city centre you can choose to stay in luxurious houses, chic apartments, stylish bed and breakfasts and all within easy reach of local attractions.
Things to do near the La Rambla
The gallery Centre d’Art Santa Monica houses an amazing space that is known for hosting various contemporary art exhibitions featuring artists that come from all over the world, or why not take in a show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes known internationally and acknowledged by the experts for its devotion to tradition to flamenco, whilst dining Spanish style!
More information about La Rambla
To find out more information on La Rambla go to Wikipedia. Here you can explore the history, architecture, sights and culture of this remarkable part of the city of Barcelona.
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