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Las Ramblas

La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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As featured in 3 days in Barcelona
Ranked #80 of 326 attractions in Barcelona
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are in Barcelona you will end up here no matter what if you want to go to some other attraction in the city. The area is very crowded and I found it nice to walk along at night as it was less crowded. Plenty of restaurants along the way and number of stalls selling your general tourist items.... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a very cool spot. Very trendy bars, shops, restaurants. The only thing to watch out for pick pocketers. I wore over shoulder bag under sweater for protection .

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very busy, touristy walking area ... lots of vendors and restaurants ... I found it way to busy and loud/touristy and tried to avoid it after we walked it the first time which was hard given our hotel was on Las Ramblas. Not sure if I would try any of the restaurants here .. .check them on tripadvisor before going.

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Know before you go - you've got to go to La Rambla but you probably are not going to love it. La Rambla is a pedestrian mall that runs from Placa Catalunya down to the water (Port Vell) and ends at the famous Christopher Columbus monument and waterfront. There really is nothing special about La Rambla - it's a place... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

People said to us before me and girlfriend went about how much we should be careful of pickpockets and so on. Yeah granted, you should always be on the look out, but so you should in any country and in any major tourist place. There are a lot if police strolling up and down the La Rambla, so just be... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you want the worst food in Barcelona go to Las Ramblas! You have to go and see it but no need to go back. Barcelona is my favorite city in the World, it has everything. Unfortunately Las Ramblas is where pick pockets are wandering around, and most restaurants are let's say owned by non Spanish investors from Eastern Europe.... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately it's necessary to walk down the Ramblas to get to other attractions. It's crammed with people and street vendors. Just not my thing. If you like being jostled and possibly have your pockets picked, step right up.

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best people watching area in the world (so far). About a mile long, it's a walk between each side of the street, thus allowing pedestrians to walk down the middle of the street and view stores, attractions, etc. Anyway, along this strip are all kinds of outdoor cafes where you can enjoy wine, coffee, drinks and people watch - you're... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When I visited Barcelona for a week with my partner we took a stroll down this street every day. Curious stalls, plenty of places to eat, great for people watching.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A very wide, tree lined pedestrian mall beginning at the Columbus monument near the port. The port shuttle bus to the cruise ships drops off here. The mall runs north about a mile and half but the most active part is the area between the port and Placa Catalunya. Activity in the summer especially, is frenetic from early morning until... More

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