Las Ramblas
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This pedestrian-only street is a rite of passage for first-time travelers in Barcelona. Starting from Plaça de Catalunya, amble along the boulevard where you'll find food kiosks and spot famed attractions like the Gran Teatre del Liceu theater, the Palau de la Virreina Palace, and La Boquería market—the city’s famous marketplace. Entertainment is plenty too thanks to the human statues and caricature artists, amidst other wacky street performers. If you’re not planning to shop, enjoy a jug of sangria at any of the tapas bars and people-watch away. Besides joining city tours, Barcelona’s hop-on hop-off bus is another great way to get here. – Tripadvisor
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Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre 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 appetising 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.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 2 min walk
  • Drassanes • 7 min walk
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, South Carolina651 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an afternoon in Barcelona
    We stayed two blocks off La Ramblas and it was the first place that we visited in Barcelona. We were in Barcelona on our own on a Saturday and Sunday. Go early as the crowds build as the day progresses. La Ramblas has been described as the Champs de Elysee of Barcelona. If you are a shopper, browser, or people watcher you will enjoy. This area stretches for over a mile inland from the Christopher Columbus statue near the marina. Food prices are generally higher here.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Joanne
    Lake Mary, Florida1,784 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tacky shops
    It was very crowded, and just seemed to be one long street with tacky tourist shops selling souvenirs. Restaurants were was overpriced. I would suggest getting off the beaten path and visiting quieter side areas of the city. I did not feel unsafe at all, but would be careful to hold onto belongings tight.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Aldyth S
    Oswestry, United Kingdom13 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting experience.
    We enjoyed the Ramblas, wondering around the stalls and chatting to the stall holders. The prices were a bit high but we were expecting that. The cafés were interesting but the waiters pressured us too much and when we did decide to eat we found the quality was not fitting to the price. We found much better cafés/restaurants just off the Ramblas
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • ADE M
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be Careful
    A must for anyone going to Barcelona a very vibrant and entertaining area. The one thing that cheesed me off were the amount of beggars and street sellers who would approach you one after another. No problem if you are walking in the street but whe you are half way through a meal its very disconcerting. What ever you do dont say yes to any of them or you will be bothered even more.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • sisterbay716
    Chicago, Illinois417 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Has Lost Romantic Charm
    Las Ramblas is a pretty tree-lined area to stroll safely by day or night with some street vendors and restaurants, as it always has been. But the quiet, romantic feel has been replaced by bawdy bachelor and bachelorette parties coming from outside of Spain. Accordingly, sex shops, tacky obscene t-shirt shops, and paraphernalia stores are now commonplace, and when I was there in June there were many large groups of non-Spanish men and women drinking to get drunk, resulting in very smelly streets the next morning. Mercado Boqueria and Plaza Real remain terrific with great eating options at each (Plaza Real for restaurants, Boqueria for counter service or eat & walk). The area is safe and by all means stroll along the length of Las Ramblas if you're in Barcelona, but I would no longer think of Las Ramblas as a serene, romantic promenade.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overrated
    We took a walk from Plaza De Catalunya to Por Vell in the morning. There were a lot of people but manageable. It was nice but honestly speaking Las Ramblas pretty much an overrated attraction where you could see the painful signs of overtourism.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • xmasjones
    London, United Kingdom295 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy and too touristy
    Not many of the street performers left that I had previously seen say 15 years ago. Mostly souvenir stalls or flower stalls. Couple of restaurants but not as many as previously seen. Walk to marina was not that long. There is a food market near Plaça de Catalunya end selling fruit pots, spices, fruit, juice, ice cream, fish and found a vegetarian falafel place but didn’t have any. Just wanted chips which turned out to be frozen chips. Marina area nice to wonder round and boat trips available before you hit a small shopping centre
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, Georgia13,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pedestrian Walkway
    This long pedestrian boulevard is filled with vendors and street performers. Cross streets lead into the Gothic Quarter, with its many interesting plazas which contain cafes and shops. We prefer it during the day when it is less crowded. The evenings are more colorful, but also come with a degree of risk from pickpockets.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon Visit
    Las Ramblas is a crowded pedestrian street where you will also find the Mercado de la Boquería and boarders the Gothic Quarter. Also, there are lots of market stalls, kiosks, pavement cafes, restaurants, and pickpockets as well. We were warned by our tour guide to secure our belongings and check zippers on backpacks. I think it is worth the time to come down to Las Ramblas to take a stroll, but only during the day time. Las Ramblas runs from the north end near Plaça de Catalunya and stretches approximately a kilometer long to the south end at the Columbus Monument, which is near the port. I didn’t venture further south, but from what I hear, the south end of Las Ramblas becomes a seedy area at night, best not to be in the area when night falls.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • YayeMama
    Maplewood, New Jersey861 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded Walkway in Barcelona
    A pedestrian only street with lots of booths, shops, restaurants and La Boqueria Mercado. Street starts at Placa Catalunya and goes all the way to the water. Very many pedestrians as well as street performers as this street winds its way through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. I do not recommend eating in any restaurants on this street as they are overpriced and geared toward tourists, and many do not really offer authentic Spanish cuisine. The menus we looked at were mostly hamburgers and fries with drinks. Eat on streets off Las Ramblas which offer you more authentic tapas and meals and much more affordable options.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 29 July 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It's a wide street running from the center of town through one of the very old quarters. Even though the street is wide with a big sidewalk down the center, it gets very crowded, mostly with tourists. Kiosks and buskers in the center. You can buy food, drink or souvenirs. Charming neighborhoods with deep history on either side. The Metro runs underneath.
Written 4 April 2024
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Philip W
Glasgow, UK87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Good spot for taking pictures and having lunch, there are lots of places to eat and interesting site. Must go if you are in barca
Written 2 April 2024
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,249 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
It was crazy busy when I went. There are some really cute little boutiques that I enjoyed visiting. There are street vendors and restaurants. Glad I visited.
Written 24 March 2024
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Jools W
Yorkshire, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Not our most favourite part of the city. We much preferred the little side streets and cafes/bars in the squares. Maybe that's just us?
There were a few stalls selling the touristy stuff, over priced compared to other places. Quite busy in March so I'd hate to think what it's like in August!
Written 21 March 2024
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a fun thing to do in Barcelona! Las Ramblas is a blocks-long, South to North, pedestrian only boulevard through the heart of vibrant Barcelona. You will so enjoy this! Start at either end (we started on the South end) and just "ramble" along with the many locals and tourists. On both sides of Las Ramblas, you will see many shops, bars and restaurants, as well as kiosks selling flowers and other locally produced wares. Enjoy as you wish, but know there are numerous benches and chairs where you can take a rest. If in Barcelona, this is a must do!
Written 17 March 2024
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Jean T
Bathgate, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Last August I made trip number 10 to Barcelona . I love the city ! It’s ambience, the architecture, the tapas bars and of course people watching . On my last few trips I’ve stayed in a hotel right on La Rambla , and I can thoroughly recommend it . In Barcelona you don’t need 5* luxury as you’re only in the hotel to sleep . You need cleanliness,air conditioning, a good shower and a central location
Written 15 March 2024
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Lawrence R
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The only problem is choosing from the amazing choices on the menu. We will be back again to try more of the options. The Paella is worth the wait. The lamb tacos were outstanding, even if a bit salty.
Written 12 March 2024
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Amy C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Las Ramblas is a must go for us every visit. We have been there 10 times and it always exceeds our expectations. Willy is an amazing chef and it is the highlight of our trip to see our favorite waiter, Manolo!
Written 11 March 2024
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InekeCl
Surrey, UK108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
really just a long street of shops, like others we went down, wasn't overwhelmed sadly, but got a decent icecream at a shop near the top - red velvet!
Written 5 March 2024
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William
195 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Foreign owned, tourist trap. Fist half foreign owned mirror image restaurants with the same menu. And tourist shops with the same made in China junk. Homeless people and beggers everywhere, including junkies with visible diseases. Beware of pickpockets and scammers.
Written 21 February 2024
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