The Rambla in Barcelona is an emblematic bulevard from old town which connects Catalunya Square with Cristobal Columbus Statue, near the Port Vell (ancient seaport). The street, with trees in both sides and a big pedestrian zone in center runs along its 1,2 km long between mythical places such as Boquería's Market , Virreina's Palace, Liceo or the Barcelona's ancient Shipyard.
The Rambla is home to many different kind of artists, specially painters, human sculptures or mimes, and also we can find there a lot of kiosks, florists and until recently people could buy exotic birds and different tiny pets on little street shops. Nevertheless, due to the main need to adopt higienic measures and safety, the City Council forbade them on july 2010. Currently, these shops have been reconverted into high quality gifts shops. Besides, there are a lot of bars and spanish food restaurants on every side of the street which provide to 'La Rambla' a young and cosmopolitan atmosphere by day and by night. Speaking in culture terms we can also enjoy about museums in The Rambla. The most popular one is the Wax Museum with its coffee bar 'El Bosc de les Fades' (Fairy's forest) located in a little entrance at the end of The Rambla. On account of its heterogeneity, The Rambla is divided into different parts. At the beggining, the street takes the name of the famous fountain on it, la Rambla de Canaletes, where the local football team (FC Barcelona) celebrates their victories and triumphs. Next to Canaletes, the street continues into the Rambla dels Estudis, the Sant Josep's Rambla, Caputxins' Rambla and Santa Mónica's rambla, the closest to the sea and where people can observe Cristobal Columbus. On central path, covered by red-black wavy tiles which reminds the sea waves, the visitor can discover the magnificent surrealistic mosaic by Joan Miro. This three-coloured mosaic, emplaced in a spot called 'Pla de l'Os' was created on december 30th in 1976. Every day is stepped on by a lot of tourists and ignored by them. It is one of the Rambla's jewels althought not the only one. Another marvelous site, in this case, is a building called Casa Bruno or Umbrellas House. It is located near Boqueria's Market and was constructed in 1883 by Josep Vilaseca during the celebration of Universal Fair. The building combines the art nouveau with exotic elements such as an oriental dragon on its facade. Finally emphasize that The Rambla divides the main turistic and with more culture neighborhoods on Barcelona, (Raval and Barri Gotic) so, the visit is required for everyone.
||ulica o dwóch twarzach||La Rambla to jedna z najpopularniejszych ulic na świecie. Kto tak naprawdę o niej nigdy nie słyszał? Wygląd ma całkiem przyjemny dla oka, choć szczerze mówiąc nie rozumiem ogólnie panującego zachwytu. La Rambla otoczona jest popularnymi w Barcelonie platanami oraz różnego rodzaju budkami z każdeg...||2012-01-26 20:27:41|
|Neighbourhood||El Gòtic (Ciutat Vella)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3808711, 2.1736718|
|Address||2 Barcelona, La Rambla 1|
|Construction dates||1799 - 1920|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|