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Address: La Rambla, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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+233 24 397 8756
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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 just for pedestrians and is lined with outdoor markets, shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Lots and lots of shops and restaurants. A lively atmosphere but as previously mentioned .. lots of "locals" who spend a lot of time just watching you. We were warned about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Chicago
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76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Obviously you cannot avoid walking Las Ramblas when you are in Barcelona. Even in January, the street was fun and interesting. The people watching alone is worth the walk. Try starting at the Columbus Monument with a ride up to the top for a great overall view of the street and the city.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I thought this area would be the highlight of my visit to Barcelona, but I was severely disappointed. This is an over rated area that has overpriced gift shops and overpriced eateries and just a constant parade of people trying to look like they're enjoying themselves

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Thank vetalou
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Watching the stall owners setting up their stalls in the morning is reminiscent of local markets. However, once the day gets going the street is very busy and hawkers selling selfie sticks appear everywhere. There's lots of trinket stores selling memorabilia and overpriced restaurants. Lovely to see, but I would recommend eating elsewhere.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots and lots of shops and restaurants. A lively atmosphere but as previously mentioned .. lots of "locals" who spend a lot of time just watching you. We were warned about pickpockets so took care but the unwary could lose cameras, wallets etc Having said that if you keep your wits about you it is as safe as anywhere

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WE spent some time just walking and checking out the shops. Stopped at one of the sidewalk restaurants to enjoy a beer. Just enjoyed being outside. A great place to shop and people watch

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice street full of stalls and shops, but the food isn't very good and there are plenty of alleyways off it that serve much better food

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Thank Edward A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

La Ramblas has a great atmosphere there is people everywhere. It leads to a fantastic market with the worlds most expensive ham... the seafood tapas here is the best in the world and is as fresh as I have tasted. Great place to get gelato and souvenirs, and leads straight to the port. The pidgeons in the square a great... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you visit Barcelona, you will inevitably walk the Ramblas. It is a stree with vendors, coffee shops, stores, restaurants, everything to keep you busy and entertained. Nightlife brings all visitors to this area. It runs up the heart of the city from the shore to the city centre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very commercial but some fun statues and plenty of food places; but over run during the day. Nice stroll down to the harbour

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up led Ramblas soon after we unpacked at our hotel. It was very busy and was like everyone said it would be. The atmosphere was good but lots of people around who looked a bit shifty. We held onto our handbags and wallets.

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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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