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Las Ramblas

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La Rambla
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Address: La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Tired of dodging cars when trying to cross the street? This busy street...
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.
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Obviously this avenue has changed over the years but to us it was a dull crowded walkway full of tacky souvenir shops and stalls with the only redeeming feature being La Boqueria... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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London, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Obviously this avenue has changed over the years but to us it was a dull crowded walkway full of tacky souvenir shops and stalls with the only redeeming feature being La Boqueria market which was colourful and vibrant - just head straight there. There are far more interesting streets in Barcelona.

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Prague
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Being one of the main streets of Barcelona, with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes, it gets very crowded both during the day and during the night. You can reach other interesting areas through La Rambla e.g. the port or Bari Gothic. You should definitely go and have a walk or have a cup of coffee while sitting under the... More 

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Lohja
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Las Ramblas on a February weekday evening is less crowdy than during spring and summer evenings when tourists are walking there. You should have your money and mobile phones in difficult to reach pockets. On Las Ramblas you can enjoy just watching people, the restaurants are more pricy there.

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Turkey, İzmir
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

If it is your first time in Barcelona and want to see Las Ramblas I suggest you to have a soft drink or cup of coffee in Cafe Zurich and watch people around be ready to walk in busiest part of Las Ramblas. You should be very careful while you are walking and watching around along the way. There are... More 

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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend & I spent hours walking up & down Las Ramblas. She loves looking in souvenir shops so this was heaven for her as the were a lot of souvenir shops lining both sides of the street. There are plenty of places to eat from Chinese to Italian. There are street artists towards the bottom then the great Columbus... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This street is full of life. I had read about it before we reached Barcelona and was not all that excited as all big cities have a main street with lots of stuff going on. But once we went there we just fell in love with the whole atmosphere. Nice wide area in the middle of the street for people... More 

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Wigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of those places that most guide box will mention almost as a must see, but for me it has no attraction. Essentially, its a really long street lined on either side by shops, bars and eateries. The place attracts street artists and cheap handbag salesmen. Atmosphere is quite good, but its much like any other busy city... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I had heard so much about las ramblas that I had put aside half a day to discovering its treasures. I was so disappointed to find it simply contains florists, street artists and tat. Honestly I felt so cheated. The mood isn't helped when people are stepping in your way every few metres to drive you into their cafes and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Strolling Las Rambles is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Lots of small, outdoor cafés, newspaper stands and people watching opportunities. But do not miss the market. It's an amazing amalgamation of fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, spices and wonderful little restaurants at which to try local specialities, including wine. It's a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Las Ramblas was a fun place for us to stroll about and catch some sights - the mimes, especially and to shop for some gifts.

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La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-meter boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetizing selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
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