From Plaça Catalunya to Columbus Monument is situated Las Ramblas of Barcelona. It is a pedestrian avenue full of little shops and exotic establishments where you can buy plants, cactus, birds and souvenirs.
During your stay in Barcelona, don’t miss the opportunity to have a walk through Las Ramblas where different nationalities are mixed together in a heterogeneous atmosphere full of curiosities like human statues and sometimes little performances carried out by local artists.
On both sides of Las Ramblas you’ll find interesting neighborhoods to discover. One of them is the Gothic neighborhood of Barcelona (looking to the sea, you will find it on the left side of Las Ramblas), where there is the Cathedral of Barcelona, the Royal Square and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. On the other side of Las Ramblas is located El Raval. Some places to visit there are the CCCB, MACBA and the Boqueria market.
At the end of Las Ramblas we will find the promenade of Barcelona, which is in the seafront and next to the Olympic Port. In order to have a good view of Barcelona you can also get to the cable-way or hire a Golondrina tour (boat for tourist). You may also find interesting visiting the History Museum of Catalonia , the Maritime Museum of Barcelona and the Aquarium of the city.
Having finished our walk in the area it will be very easy to find a restaurant to eat something, take vermouth or just enjoy the good Mediterranean weather of the city.
At night, las Ramblas is still very active and has almost as many tourists as in the day. You’ll easily find good terraces where to have a drink with friends, dancing halls and pubs, as well as the great Teatre del Liceu where the latest operas are performed.
Located in the seafront we find the Maremagnum with a notorious night activity, where we can go to the cinema, contemplate the Columbus Monument or just walk with the sea breeze.