Boulevard of Green Trees

La Rambla, Barcelona

Barcelona is a top-rated tourist destination with beautiful sandy beaches and outstanding nightlife. And there is one tourist attraction that calls out to tourists from all over the globe is La Rambla. A Boulevard of green trees flanked bustling stalls, vehicle access roads and a very wide walkway in the middle where people walk freely while admiring the numerable activities going around in this open-air market.

Till the other end

Almost 2 Km wide street separates Barcelona's fascinating neighborhoods Barri Gòtic and El Raval. This street buzzing with enormous energy starts from Plaça de Catalunya in the north. Enthusiast travellers here get surprised feeling the vibrancy of the road that has got a life of its own. This boulevard is lined up with street lamps that illuminate the Bohemians, lush green trees radiating happiness in the air, chairs occupied by curious watcher kiosks, animated street performers, and stalls selling everything from souvenirs, delicious local goods to flowers and animals. With bustling stalls that are open all night and Drinking water fountains built in a few places where water might not taste much different but satisfies your soul, it is a remarkable place for a stroll. 

In some corners, various street artists perform their best acts and entertain the crowd with their talent. The naive tourists often get surprised by those posing as live statues, and then the laughter that rings in the air is like music to your ears. 

Just walk the walk

As you stroll down this joyous road, you will be amazed by the cost cosmopolitan vibe of Barcelona. La Rambla stands as a symbol of the city alongside Gaudi's masterpieces – Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. These vibrant avenues are actually a series of streets - Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins, Rambla de Santa Mònica, and the more recent Rambla del Mar.

Apart from the stalls and live entertainment, you can enjoy visiting some incredible places around like the prestigious Liceu Theatre, the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, The Erotic Museum, Barcelona Wax Museum, Placa Reial (Royal Square). 

At one spot, there is a huge Mosaic designed to welcome the tourists. It was designed by Juan Miro. You can’t help yourself from spending a few minutes just admiring the intricate design and efforts that have been put while creating such a beautiful piece. 

Ramblings of the La Rambla

Do you know that FC Barcelona football fans traditionally celebrate their team's victories right here? Which is very astounding! You can imagine the excitement, the energy that must be emanating during the football seasons. 

The best tenors in the world have sung at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, just opposite to it, is the Café de L’Ópera de Barcelona, where you will feel like you have time travelled back to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Music lovers must head to Casa Beethoven, which sells sheet music. 

The whole street might be only 2km long, but it takes you hours to walk towards the other side. You will be hopping around like an excited child who was allowed to roam freely at the candy shop. You might want to try everything and anything that catches your eye. It is such a marvelous experience, and you can conclude your trip by clicking a selfie with A 24-foot statue of Christopher Columbus at the end of La Rambla.
Klaus O
January 06, 2022
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