Las Ramblas is one of my favourite haunts in Barcelona because there is nowhere like it!
This is where you get to meet people from all over the world; artists, entertainers, sightseers combined with local people out for their evening constitutional. This is a place where there is an unmistakable feeling of living life for the moment! Everyone just blends in together and are free to do what comes naturally. The rip-roaring Las Ramblas is the beating heart of Barcelona’s city centre. Expect crowds, music, dancing, painting and conning (look out for the cup and ball con artists always seemingly a step away from the long arm of the law!)along the mile of this Spanish boulevard. Heading down towards the sea from the Placa Catalunya, it is pleasing that the pavement resembles the waves of the sea, as though reminding you of your destination.
Along Las Ramblas, there are numerous cafes that pour out onto the central pavement allowing some pretty serious ‘people-watching’ to be entertained.
A small word of warning for accommodation seekers. Las Ramblas is a twenty four hour a day party street and generally noisy long into the small hours. For this reason, the hotels will not suit everyone. While you are close to all the many of the sights like the Barri Gotic and Port Vell as well as offering endless places to eat and drink close by, unless your hotel is equipped with sound-proofing, you may not achieve a good night’s sleep!
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