Las Ramblas is a pretty tree lined avenue which is probably the best known street in Barcelona. With a myriad of shops and tapas bars on one side and boutique hotels and a vibrant market on the other, it is the perfect location in which to stay while visiting the city – especially if you want to be in the heart of the action and close to all main tourist attractions. It is laden with tourists all year long come rain or shine – Las Ramblas is the place to people watch and to be seen. The avenue links Plaça de Catalunya one of the main city squares, with the Christopher Columbus monument by the sea at Port Vell.
There are many quirks to Las Ramblas, on any given day small cages of bird’s chirp opposite newspaper and magazine stands. Stocks and sunflowers sit in buckets underneath florist’s awnings, pretty petals shimmering in sunlight, and street artists painted in silver entertain passers-by with complex mime and magic.
Las Ramblas is a feast for all the senses and an area which shouldn’t be missed on your visit to Barcelona.