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Address: La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +233243978756
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Tired of dodging cars when trying to cross the street? This busy street is...

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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Very touristy but the atmosphere of this vibrant street is great. Parrots in the trees et al. Take a look in the food market which is situated at 91 La Rambla. The little bars in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Suffolk
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Loads of stalls selling the same old tat, a bit like Great Yarmouth's Regent Street but hotter! not our cup of tea, but obviously liked by many

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Famous street filled with tack. Couple of dodgy characters but plenty of police presence. Don't make a point of visiting use it just as a pass through to get to the better areas

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Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved La Rambla. Full of people, shops, stores, restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir shops, taxis, buses, hotels, markets, pharmacies, a zillion tourists, adorable and narrow alleys with more shops, stores, restaurants, you name it, you will find it here. It seems this city doesn't sleep. Reminds me of New York City. A must for a visit to Barcelona.

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Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very touristy but the atmosphere of this vibrant street is great. Parrots in the trees et al. Take a look in the food market which is situated at 91 La Rambla. The little bars in there serve great authentic food, but it is a little overpriced but you must try.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great touristy shopping area with tons of restaurants. The la Mercado market is there with the best fruit ever and juices for only 1.50 euro. Gelato kiosks with every flavor imaginable and tapas and beer along the way. You can go out late grab a drink right in the middle. You can buy knock offs from the Nigerians but you... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is central Barcelona, busy, busy. it has a vibe and an interesting array of people from all walks of life. I have to say I wished I had seen it off season which I probably would have enjoyed more.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not exactly my cup of tea. We were staying at the Hotel Do in Plaza Reial so had to deal with Las Ramblas every day. Maybe once or twice is OK, but not 3-4 times a day for 4 days. Too much! Reminds me of Time Square in NYC. Too many tourists (including me!) and cheesy trinkets for sale. Of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's worth a walk down, however I find it a bit tacky and seedy. It's a typical main street in a big city. Watch out for scams!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must have read this in your guidebooks, and it's recommended for a reason. Located in the city centre it is a 1.2km stretch of bustling activity with many shops, museums and food outlets lined up along the street. Buskers will keep you and your kids entertained. Along the way, make a turn to La Boqueria for the freshest juices... More 

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Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go in the evening. All the locals and tourists alike promenading for hours. Pop into a bar for sangria and tapas or just grab a coffee and watch the world go by. If you go daytime a visit to the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a must!!

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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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