Las Ramblas, Barcelona

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  • BEWARE OF LAS RAMBLAS AND DANZATORIA CLUB!

    by MelisU Written Aug 5, 2015

    We stayed in a hotel on Las Ramblas which was located on one of the smaller roads. I cannot stress how careful you have to be in terms of pickpocketing. Especially if you're female and going with a small group of girls, be EXTRA careful. The men are sleazy, and clearly aim at girls who look vulnerable and who are tourists.

    BEWARE of Danzatoria club. My drink was spiked in this club when I was completely sober. I bought my first drink, and I remember hardly anything else. Thank God for my friends being there and looking after me. Not only was my drink spiked, all three of our phones got stolen and my passport was snatched two days prior to travelling back to London. This resulted in me having to spend an extra night in Barcelona, missing my flight and having to rebook a ticket back to London.

    No matter how careful you are and how smart you think you are, Barcelona is crazy. DO NOT take your passports and phones out with you. Leave them at the hotel reception if you have to and only bring the amount of money you need.
    Girls, stick together. I can't stress this enough. Even if its to go to the loo - stick together. If my friends hadnt found me after being spiked, God knows what would have happened.
    DO NOT accept drinks from anyone. Spanish men in these areas have a tendency to bring you in to VIP and offer you drinks. Don't trust anyone, take your own drink.

    Seriously, I never would have thought something like this would have happened to me. We were precautious throughout the entire trip and very very lucky that nothing serious happened but I know for a fact things like this or even worse, happen daily to other people. The police are useless, they do nothing but give you a report.

    Please please please be careful in Barcelona

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    Reial Academia De Ciencies Arts

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 30, 2015

    The Royal Academy of Science and Arts of Barcelona was established on 18 January 1764 as a private literary Society.

    I noticed this beautiful building as we walked La Rambla. From the road this building caught my eye due to its beautiful design. We did not have time to enter.

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    Las Ramblas, Barcelona.

    by pfsmalo Written Jul 8, 2015

    Impossible to come to Barcelona without a stroll down the " Ramblas". From the top end near Plaza de Catalunya and the Font de Canaletes down to the Columbus statue the collective name of Las Ramblas wanders for almost 2 kms with at times it seems, the whole of the population walking there. Tree-lined it gives a good deal of shade to the strollers and, also the hustlers, vendors of souvenirs, flower sellers and newspaper kiosks. Some people complain that it is also a hive of activity for pickpockets, but I never saw anything untoward going on. Sights on las Ramblas include the Boqueria market, unfortunately closed on Sunday, the church of Bethlehem and Palau Guell just 50 metres from the street.

    The Font de Canaletes water fountain. One entrance to the Bethlehem church. View down the Ramblas. Entrance to the Boqueria market. Columbus' statue.

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    Interesting Buildings - La Rambla

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 3, 2015

    La Rambla is a great walk, flower sellers, food stalls, crowds etc etc! However do not forget to enjoy the wonderful buildings each side of the street.

    If you are lucky you might see and old film star, Marilyn Munroe.

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    Las Ramblas August 2013

    by AleksandrIgnatyev Written May 31, 2015

    When I went to Barcelona the first think that I do was to visit Ramblas. I went there early morning. In that time there was quiet. But when I came back in afternoon, there was a lot of intresting things and people.

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    Las Ramblas

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 19, 2014

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    Las Ramblas is a tree-lined pedestrian street in central Barcelona, starting at Plaza de Catalunya and leading to the Columbus Monument at Port Vell. Originally, it was a series of shorter streets, hence the plural form of the street name. Las Ramblas is a popular avenue for both locals and tourists, with a high density of street artists (and, unfortunately, pickpockets). Many interesting buildings line the "Ramblas" or are accessible via side streets, among them the Boqueria Market, the Plaza Reial Square and the Liceu Theatre.

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    You can find everything

    by Bettina92 Written Jan 14, 2014

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    Las Ramlas is the center of Barcelona. It's a long road full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and souvenirs. In this street there are some masked people which have fun. You can also find some canteens where you can enjoy crepes or waffles wich smells and tastes really good. Into the narrows there are night clubs and other bars where you can enjoy your drink and have fun. Finally there are also tapas bars where you can eat tapas in better prices like in the center of las Ramlas. There are 3 metro stops in the street, the green line L3 Liceu, Drassanes and Catalunya where you can also use the red line L1, so it is a good street to know to explore the city!!!

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    La Rambla

    by gedewidi Written Nov 26, 2013

    Just walking through the street, you will enjoy the atmosphere. Nice architecture buildings, entertainment (painter, dancer),
    shop and restaurants along the street. Don't forget to bring your camera. During high seasons on July & August, will be so many tourists comes.
    I hope i will come again .

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    La Rambla

    by MM212 Updated Aug 8, 2012

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    Barcelona's most famous avenue, la Rambla, is also its liveliest. The centre part of this tree-lined avenue is pedestrianised, allowing for cafés, kiosks, mimes, florists, tourists and pickpockets alike to take advantage and to keep this circus-like thoroughfare busy around the clock. The avenue officially runs from the Mediterranean shore all the way up through Eixample to Avinguda Diagonal. However, the most celebrated section of la Rambla is the lower part, starting from Plaça de Catalunya to the port. Numerous historic buildings line la Rambla, which traces the shape of an old filled river bed. In fact, the avenue's name is derived from the Arabic world ramla which refers to the sand in a dry seasonal river bed. Over time, the river bed was filled to become what we see today. Along this part of la Rambla is also some creative architecture as well as a few famous old-world shops with Art Nouveau details (see photos).

    London Plane Trees in la Rambla The effort put into this is worth a euro... One of many mimes.. Art Nouveau Caf�� Art Nouveau Pharmacy
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    A must...Las Ramblas

    by barbskie Written Jul 13, 2012

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    A popular area in Barcelona which started fom Plaza Catalunya and ended at the Rambla del Mar. Sometimes,crowded with both locals and tourists watching those artists performing their shows. The street is lined with hotels, restuarant and shops . Also close to the famous Mercat de la Boqueria (the market hall).
    The middle part of the Rambla is pedestrianized and bordered by trees. Kiosks and flower stalls

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    Las Ramblas - A pedestrian Walkway Barcelona

    by aussirose Written Jan 21, 2012

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    Las Ramblas is a lovely tree lined pedestrian walkway that extends 1.2k's from the Placa de Catalunya down to the Christopher Columbus statue at the port.

    There's plenty to see along the way - Street performers, gift shops, cafes and a small shopping mall where hubby and I purchased cheap snacks and beer.

    Be careful though, hold your purse close to you and never leave your wallet in your back pocket as the pic pockets are very good at their job.

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    RAmblas

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 6, 2011

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    It is the main avenue for shoppers, strollers, and site site seeing people. The avenue stretches form the Port Vell harbor starting at Columbus monument all the way for about 2 miles to the west through retail, then upscale living area. Along the way are good decent shops, but also cheap junk sold under tent shelters for the low end buyers needing a souvenir

    Administrative bulding near harbor Avenue of restaurants and awnings Postcards, trinkets, chains, etc, etc Crowds pack up the streets
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    The heart of Barcelona

    by stevemt Written Oct 28, 2011

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    Las Ramblas is the street that certainly is the heart of Barcelona.

    There is so much going on here, street theatre (the spanish are so good at this) stalls, cafe's, everything you would want.

    Also there are many famous buildings here, the opera house and many more.

    Take a walk, chill out, have a beer or a glass or four of wine :)

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    Be careful but enjoy

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 19, 2011

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    The famous Ramblas ... Barcelona's most famous street .... full of little shops, bars, restaurants and pickpockets !!!! Be on guard and when you walk down the Ramblas, don't let anyone get close to you and you'll be OK .... we noticed the typical tourist with there huge camera's, sneakers, and fanny packs walking around looking up at the beautiful building but not aware of the people around them .... don't get me wrong ... enjoy the street ... the scene is great just be careful .... We were there early in the morning so it wasn't crowded but in the afternoon the amount of people is incredible.

    Got there before the huge crowds !!!!

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    THE RAMBLAS.....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Ramblas are (invisible of course) divided in 6 parts i.e. there are 6 different names, one for each part!

    It is the most cosmopolitan straat of Barcelona, with the greatest diversity of people. There are passers-by, shoppers, tourists, civil servants, mimes, comedians, street musicians, vagrants, even prostitutes....

    Originally the RAMBLA was a torrent (the word Rambla comes from the Arabic word "ramla" which means stream, torrent)

    The plane trees, the most common trees in cities in warm countries (introduced here in 1859), stand out in this street.

    The historical evolution has divided it into 5 sections: The Rambla de Canaletes, the Rambla dels Estudis, the Rambla de Sant Josep, the Rambla dels Caputxins, the Rambla de Santa Monica and last but not least the last part that was added the Rambla the Mar.

    THE RAMBLAS BARCELONA

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