Barcelona would not be Barcelona without the Rambla. La Rambla from Barcelona is exactly 1.2 kilometres long and nearly everyone who visits Barcelona walks along it. La Rambla was laid out in 1766, following the contours of the medieval city walls that had bounded this part of Barcelona since the 13th century. The locals took it to their hearts … [Read more...]
Las Ramblas is frequently the first marker that tourists head towards when they first arrive in the city as it’s the most central avenue running through Barcelona. Full of life and dynamic it stretches well over a km from the Port Vell at the coastal end to Placa Catalunya at the other. Some parts of it are seedier than others and there are lots of tacky parts to it to, particularly the souvenirs on sale and the attractions aimed specifically at the tourists. There’s plenty of accommodation along the Ramblas in the form of hostels, luxury and hotels and rental apartments. Barcelona apartment rentals in the area of Las Ramblas can be quite noisy at night as there’s heaps of bars and nearby clubs with music playing. Still, it’s an interesting place to check out with buskers, human statue art, and artists offering to draw your portrait or a caricature and well-known attractions including the Modernist Boqueria Market, the Wax Museum, the Erotica Museum and the Christopher Columbus monument. If you like to shop then there’s plenty of shops and boutiques but you’ll have to bargain hard to get a fair price.
Shuut..... don't tell everyone, but October is surely one of the best month to discover Barcelona. Perfect weather, less visitors & discount prices are a perfect mix to escape the chilly Nothern Europe climate (not to say rainy!). Get a boost of sunny Vitamine D for a few days and enjoy the energy of our city: the National Geographic … [Read more...]
Barcelona is een overzichtelijke stad en ideaal om op de fiets te ontdekken. Met de komst van Bicing ( Barcelona´s witte fietsenplan) zijn er meer fietspaden aangelegd en daarmee is fietsen in Barcelona veel veiliger geworden. Bicing is niet voor iedereen te gebruiken, maar er zijn vele fietsverhuur bedrijven waar je een fiets per uur of per dag … [Read more...]
The historical centre of Barcelona from Plaza Catalunya to the old harbour alongside the Rambla. Medieval streets, gorgeous buildings, prestigious or peaceful squares. Trendy shops, friendly restaurants, tapas bars and all you need for a fiesta by night. Day and night, the streets are flooded with locals, tourists, students & young people … [Read more...]
Ciutad Vella (catalan) means Old Town. Until the end of the 19th century, the historical centre or Ciutat Vella ( the Gothic area, La Ribera, La Rambla and El Raval) was the city of Barcelona. It is famous for its historic monuments, narrow streets and its bohemian atmosphere. You can walk for hours in its medieval streets wandering how it … [Read more...]
Boqueria Market or Sant Josep market at the Rambla Address : on the Ramblas number 91 Website Boqueria Market Video of the Boqueria market It’s the most popular market in town. The market of St. Joseph is best know as Boqueria and its a world into itself. It’s very interesting for both its architecture and its atmosphere where you … [Read more...]