La Rambla

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Las Ramblas featuring a city, street scenes and heritage architecture

These lively pedestrian streets in the heart of Barcelona are filled with flower stalls, tapas restaurants and street performers.

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.

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Arc la Rambla
Arc la Rambla
3 out of 5
La Rambla 19, Barcelona
The price is $55 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Located in Gothic Quarter, this hotel is steps from Teatre Principal, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, and Palau Guell. Barcelona Wax Museum and Gran Teatre del Liceu ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Bice hotel, clean and nuce but bed I’m was too small"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Arc la Rambla
Petit Palace Boquería Garden
Petit Palace Boquería Garden
4 out of 5
Calle De La Boqueria, 10, Barcelona
The price is $85 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Located in Gothic Quarter, this boutique hotel is steps from La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu. Boqueria Market and Barcelona Cathedral are also within 10 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (942 reviews)
"Loved the location"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Petit Palace Boquería Garden
Hotel Colón Barcelona
Hotel Colón Barcelona
4 out of 5
Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona
The price is $154 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Located in Gothic Quarter, this romantic hotel is steps from Frederic Mares Museum and Barcelona Cathedral. La Rambla and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (939 reviews)
"Excellent. Will come back."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

Hotel Colón Barcelona
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Arc la Rambla
Arc la Rambla
3 out of 5
La Rambla 19, Barcelona
The price is $55 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
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Petit Palace Boquería Garden
Petit Palace Boquería Garden
4 out of 5
Calle De La Boqueria, 10, Barcelona
The price is $85 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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Hotel Colón Barcelona
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4 out of 5
Avenida Catedral, 7, Barcelona
The price is $154 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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H10 Cubik
H10 Cubik
4.5 out of 5
Via Laietana, 69, Centre, Barcelona
The price is $103 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
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Hotel Barcelona Universal
Hotel Barcelona Universal
4 out of 5
Del Paral.lel, Del 76-78, Barcelona
The price is $81 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
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H10 Madison
H10 Madison
4.5 out of 5
C/ Dr. Joaquim Pou, 2-4-6, Barcelona, Barrio Gótico
The price is $105 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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W Barcelona
5 out of 5
Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1, Barcelona
The price is $240 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Hotel Bagues
Hotel Bagues
5 out of 5
Calle la Rambla, 105, Barcelona
The price is $158 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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Hotel Barcelona House
Hotel Barcelona House
3 out of 5
Carrer dels Escudellers, 19, Barcelona
The price is $62 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
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