Thursday, October 22, 2009

Las Ramblas in Barcelona, the world's most magical street | Travel blog Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and Madrid

The Fifth Avenue, the Champs Elysees or Las Ramblas are some of those streets that do not need to be located on a map to know where they are. And if not, what is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of a landmark in Barcelona? That’s right; you’ve hit the nail on the head: Las Ramblas.

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No matter what time it is, Las Ramblas never sleeps. Whether at night or day, this beautiful pedestrian street is always a bubbling with life where tourists and locals stroll up and down. And with good reason! This walk placed in the nerve centre of the city, offers so many incredible things that one does not know where to look.

Las Ramblas begins in the famous Catalunya Square and finishes at the Columbus Monument and is divided into different parts: Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Mònica.

Las Ramblas has a special charm that no other streets in the world have. On one side, there is the Gothic Quarter, on the other, the Raval. The two most attractive districts of Barcelona frame it giving it a surreal magic touch that mixes new and old elements: the best restaurants, clothing stores, museums like the MACBA and monuments like the Cathedral.

But you do not have to leave Las Ramblas to find all this. The famous Liceo theatre is located in the middle of Las Ramblas. The best operas and ballets of the world take place here. One of the most special charms in Las Ramblas is the different kiosks and stalls with animals and flowers that are scattered through the entire street. These stalls are open all day long. People used to buy souvenirs and flowers and take a look at the animals. Some of the more modern wonders are the street artists who include surrealistic mimes who look like real statues, musicians, dancers, and painters.

Who has not ever heard about the Boqueria? It is probably the most famous market in all of Spain and it is located right in the middle of Las Ramblas. This charming market is part of the history of the city and thousands of people visit daily its beautiful multicoloured stalls full of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, fish and other things.

On both sides of Las Ramblas there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops suitable for all tastes and wallets. Not to mention the lovely terraces where many tourists have a drink (almost always sangria) and eat something (almost always paella).

Do you need any more reasons to go to Las Ramblas? Book now your flight tickets and rent Apartments in Barcelona. You haven’t lived if you cannot say; I’ve been to Las Ramblas, the world’s most magical street!

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