Las Ramblas is the emblematic walk of Barcelona that starts at Plaza de Cataluña, the emblematic center of the city, and ends in the old port, where the Monumento de Colón is located.
With Plaza Cataluña as your starting point, you’ll find the Barrio Gótico to the left of Las Ramblas and, to the right, El Raval. Two completely different neighborhoods, particularly when Las Ramblas was a dry riverbed. You’d have to go back to the year 1447 to see the beginnings of Las Ramblas as a pedestrian walk. Its importance was increasing and it was the very people of the city that bestowed upon it the life and color it currently has. More than just how this picturesque place has been customarily characterized, the history of Barcelona flows through las Ramblas, due to it being witness to the barricades of the Semana Trágica and the Spanish Civil War, but they’ve also been the backdrop to the first LGBTQ rally of Spain in 1977 and of celebrations of all kinds, such as, for example, victories of the Fútbol Club Barcelona.
In actuality, Las Ramblas are always lively, full of tourists and street artists that act as human statues. It holds numerous terraces and it can be pleasant to sit, relax and contemplate the comings and goings of passerby, despite the fact that prices tend to go on the higher side of things due to it being a place no tourist wants to miss.
Accomoddation and access to Las Ramblas