La Rambla

La Rambla

La Rambla is a central street in the old city of Barcelona, between El Raval quarter and the Gothic Quarter. It is 1.2 kilometers and long, and it is the best known street in the city. The central part of La Rambla is a pedestrian zone.

La Rambla is divided in five interconnected boulevards: La Rambla de Canaletes was named after the Font de Canaletes fountain from the 19th century, La Rambla dels Estudis was named after a university from the 16th century, La Rambla dels Caputxins – on this boulevard, there is the building of the Liceo opera-house, the house of Bruno Cuadros. La Rambla de Sant Josep was named after a monastery that was demolished in 1900, this part of the street is often called La Rambla de les Flors, because there are many open-air flower markets in the harbour. La Rambla de Santa Mònica was named after a monastery that is nowadays turned into Arts Santa Mònica.

La Rambla is also known for its street artists and their performances. There are many ‘living statues” in the street that you may take a photo with. They are most often dressed in various costumes, such as pirates, angels, etc. You yourself decide the price by putting the money in a basket that stands in front of the artists. La Rambla attracts large numbers of tourists and locals for its entertainment capacities. On the eastern side of La Rambla there is the Gothic Quarter.

Author of the article:

Ana Lazarević - our correspondent for the city of Barcelona
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