Las Ramblas are a series of streets in the heart of Barcelona. The main pedestrian-only boulevard is lined with trees. Smaller streets crammed with shops and cafés branch off either side. Tourists and locals flood restaurants and cafés that have their tables on the pavement. There are flower stalls, kiosks hawking souvenirs and markets dotted among the eateries. Street performers give the area a lively atmosphere. Come at any time of the day or night to wander the 0.75-mile (1.2-kilometer) boulevard and explore the surrounding area.
Las Ramblas divide the old town in two. The main street (La Rambla) runs from Placa Catalunya in the north to Port Vell in the south. The medieval Gothic Quarter sits on one side with the multicultural Raval area on the other.
You can walk the entire length of La Rambla in under an hour. Rest at one of many bars and cafés for a drink of sangría or a seafood paella. The area is touristy, so prices are higher than other parts of the city.
La Boqueria is the city’s most famous market, a good spot to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and foie gras. Find the main entrance on La Rambla.
Stop to take in the Liceu Theatre, which houses ballet and opera. The grand building, which opened in 1847, is most impressive on the inside, with its huge red and gold auditorium. One of the features of La Rambla is a colorful mosaic by surrealist artist Joan Miró in the pavement near the Liceu Theatre.
The area is crowded with tourists day and night. Keep your belongings secure as there are pickpockets that are active in the area. The south end of La Rambla has many nightclubs and attracts a bit of a seedy reputation at night.
Las Ramblas are within easy walking distance of the port and many of the city’s main attractions. The main boulevard is served by three metro stations and four bus lines.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Palau de la Musica Catalana and Barcelona Cathedral. Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Boqueria Market, Las Ramblas, and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau Guell and Barcelona Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.
This grand Moderniste building on Las Ramblas Boulevard overlooks the Gothic Quarter and is a short walk from Barcelona's Plaza Catalonia and one kilometre from the Picasso Museum.
Located in La Rambla, this hotel is steps from Las Ramblas and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Palau Guell are also within 10 minutes.
Located in La Rambla, this hotel is steps from Las Ramblas and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Palau Guell and Barcelona Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.
This 167-room Barcelona hotel on Avenida Parallel is less than 1 kilometer from the Maritime Museum, La Ramblas and Old Town. The Paralel metro station is in front of the hotel.
Located in Ciutat Vella, this hotel is steps from Rambla del Raval and Raval Cat. Boqueria Market and Las Ramblas are also within 10 minutes.
Located in La Rambla, this hotel is steps from Teatre Principal, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, and Palau Guell. Barcelona Wax Museum and Placa Reial are also within 5 minutes.