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“Beautiful Walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas
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US$20.75*
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Iberian Ham–Tasting Experience in Barcelona
Ranked #45 of 697 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tired of dodging cars when trying to cross the street? This busy street is just for pedestrians and is lined with outdoor markets, shops, restaurants and cafes.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
La Canada Flintridge, California
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“Beautiful Walk”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

This boulevard has a large center walkway for everyone. There are all kinds of tourist stands to get anything "Barcelona." We did not find many shops to go into, but came across their large market. That was amazing. We just walked around to see what kinds of foods they had. We also came upon Palau Guell. I recommend that, too.

At the end of Las Ramblas, near the water, there are people posing as statues. They are covered from head to toe in costume. Worth looking at some of them.

Visited June 2014
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“Definitely worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a fun place to stroll and get a feel for an international attraction in the heart of Barcelona. Be aware this is not where the locals hang out. You will hear many different languages, mostly European, as you stroll because Las Ramblas is a tourist hotspot. Expect to find high-priced souvenirs and just so-so eats.

I had read the many stories about pickpockets and the criminal element here but never once saw any of that. Always felt save, even at night. There is enough police present to off set that, it seems. The only crime is what you'll pay for a bottle of water or a mediocre plate of food.

This is a great area to use as a base for other activities, since it's at the hear of the city (and old city), but real Barcelona is off this beaten path.

If you're looking for authentic, high-quality Spanish/Barcelona food such as paella, then go 2 or 3 blocks to the east or west, where the locals live. We found the gothic quarter and the west side the most local.

This place is still worth a visit to people watch and stroll for the feel of the city. We visited here nearly every night, and rode through on bikes.

Visited July 2014
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“Raving about Las Ramblas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

La Rambla Barcelona
Flow into the steady stream of hundreds of visitors and locals alike in pursuit of dreams, fantasy and fancies, food, fun, or simply for a glimpse of the unusual Street Artists performing along La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous boulevard.

It’s a kaleidoscope of colour bursting with a cacophony of music, energy and vitality that will truly awakens the senses.

The boulevard, 1.2 km is lined with large shady trees and a central pavement with vendors. It starts at the City's waterfront near the Columbus Monument and terminates at Placa de Catalunya.

Along the way there are many temptations: Apart from shops cafes and restaurants; there is the Museu de Cera (wax museum) Museu de L’erotica, opposite the Boqueria Market of which is the t he pulse of the Street and a little further along the Gran Teatre del Liceu. (theatre).
To get there: Metro L3 Liceu, Bus 14,59, 91

if you wander off into the narrow alley ways you will be bound to have a few surprises!

Visited June 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great energy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Las Ramblas was great day or night. At night just be aware of your surroundings. Lots of drinking and partying going on, and some unsavory characters trying to sell you beer in a can. Loved the energy at night, and the lights. Definitely felt safer during the day. Tons of restaurants and shopping.

Visited August 2013
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“Great vibe.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The centre is a paved, tree lined walkway. Traffic flows as a single lane out of harm's way on each side. It's busy just about all the time. People strolling, soaking up the atmosphere. Stalls and stands proliferate down each side, as do restaurant tables, serviced by waiters rushing back and forth from the premises behind the side roads. Check out St Josep's food market on the right as you go down toward Columbus' column and the Port. Street performers abound..some better than others.
The pace is frenetic, food prices are at Tourist levels but Las Ramblas is a Barcelona must-see.

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