In About Barcelona we have information of things that are happening in the city, events, fairs, congresses, or popular events that will take place together with Festivals and Concerts, Sporting Events and Art Exhibitions. Also information on interesting places to vist and what we like to call our favourite places, museums and outdoor sculptures. And if you are interested, we can provide your Barcelona Accommodation for your stay during the events, congresses or Festivals you are willing to participate.
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Of all the streets of Barcelona, with no doubt, the most popular one is the Ramblas (Les Rambles in Catalan or Las Ramblas in Spanish).
Going down from Plaça Catalunya (nerve centre of the city) to Columbus Monument at the Port Vell (Old Port) and with the addition in the 90s of the wooden walkway into the Harbour to connect with the Maremagnum (a Mall with the Barcelona Aquarium and the Imax theatre closed by in the middle of the old port) or up from the Port Vell to Plaça Catalunya this long stroll with different names (Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins, Rambla de Santa Monica, and at the Port Vell Rambla de Mar), with the flower stands, the old birds stands that have nearly dissappear, newspapers stands, with the terraces of the coffee shops and restaurants, with the different human sculptures along the way, with the artist’s corner, with the craft market on the weekends, with the Opera House (Gran Teatre del Liceu), with the mixture of people from locals to tourists from all different kinds of ages and levels, with the Mercat de la Boqueria (large public market) on one of the sides, with all the restaurants and Hotels from 5 stars to small pensions, with the Font de Canaletas close to Plaça Catalunya (water source that according to popular sayings if you drink from it you will come back to Barcelona), with all the other important buildings (old Convents or Palaces) now turned to Museums or Exhibitions Spaces and with many more that will be discovered walking by, it doesn’t matter if it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, is something that needs to be lived at least once in a life.
The following video has images of the Ramblas starting at La Rambla del Mar down in the Port Vell and going up to La Rambla de Canaletas and Plaça Catalunya withsviews of other interesting sights on the way up like Palau Güell, Plaça Reial, Mercat de la Boqueria and others.