The Ramblas Ramble Walk, Barcelona

Sun sets at around 9PM in Spain in summer; this was such a contrast to the sunset time of 5PM in Greece 5 months back. We made good use of the long daylight hours for sightseeing during our entire tour. A regular day would start with sightseeing in early part of the day and driving to next destination in the later part of the day. The car hire was planned from Day 2, so the remaining part of Day 1 (we landed at around 12 noon) was spent exploring Barcelona on foot. We headed for the cathedral soon after lunch; I will post on the cathedral in my next post.

This post I will dedicate to ‘The Ramblas Ramble’ walk which covered the old town of the city.

Ramblas Ramble Walk

This walk cuts through the old town of Barcelona, extending from the Plaça de Catalunya to the Columbus monument. The whole stretch is 2kms. I could do only a part of it on the first day, the remaining I covered when I visited Barcelona in the last part of my tour.

Plaça de Catalunya is the meeting point of several important roads of Barcelona. Even though it is a huge area covering a space of 50,000sqm, it is hard to find a spot free of tourist. The statues scattered around made such an interesting subject for photography, you never know whose statue you would find next.

The entire length of of La Rambala of 2kms, a pedestrian route is dotted with bustling stalls of souvenirs, newspaper kiosks, ice cream stalls and flower stalls. They sell lot of garden related stuffs. Getting seeds across the airport would be difficult so felt discouraged to pick anything. They really made the street walk a colorful enjoyable experience. You can see an aerial view of the street here.

A series of pictures follow, you can click on them to enlarge and see them.

One needs to careful while loitering in this street; there are chances to get pickpocketed.

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A short walk down from the Plaça de Catalunya is the Font de Canaletes fountain.
According to legend, if you drink from this fountain you’ll return to Barcelona one day. It is here that the Barcelona football fans meet to celebrate their team’s victories.

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You won’t miss this one: The Bruno Quadras Building. It was once an umbrella factory, the building is adorned with umbrellas. The figure of a Chinese dragon mounted on the corner that keeps watch over the Rambla.

Ramblas Ramble Walk 2

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Ramblas Ramble Walk

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Missed out on the fun experience at Erotic Museum on this street during the Ramblas Ramble walk ; not to be done when traveling with grown up kids.

Cathedral Basilica of Barcelona
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