La Rambla is a tree lined street in the central of Barcelona, and is extremely popular with tourists. Barcelona is the closest airport to this popular tourist destination. So once you have checked into your favourite hotel, you may wish to take a stroll along this famous street.
La Rambla actually is a series of shorter streets like Rambla de Canaletes (houses Font de Canaletes fountain), Rambla dels Estudis (houses the Church of Bethlehem), Rambla de Sant Josep (flower market), Rambla dels Caputxins (houses the Liceu opera-house), Rambla de Santa Mònica (arts center). So while you stroll on this street exploring its beauty and magic, there are a few places you should visit.
Gaudi Guell Park
1) Miró Mural- If you are an art lover, then do not miss the Joan Miró’s circular tile work, which was crafted by the artist himself and if you look closely enough, you will get to see his signature on the tiles. Look near Liceu Metro and Liceu Theater and you will find that this city has a lot to thank the artists Gaudí and Miró who have created a part of Las Ramblas.
2) Museu de l’Erotica- The entrance fee to this unique kind of museum is seven euros, and it is a good fun for adults looking for a little naughty afternoon. There are raunchy mannequins showing the different sex positions, old pornography videos playing in the background, stripper Barbies and many such things which might hold your interest for a while.
3) Human Statues- This street is filled with human statues which often look like a real statue. These girls and boys will entertain you often with their tricks and you cannot pass on without admiring their costumes and make-up. They take the get up of famous celebrities and entertain the tourists and kids a lot.
Sagrada Familia Cathedral Barcelona
4) Show at Liceu- Liceu Theater has preserved the cultural richness of this city and often plays from Shakespeare’s famous collections and novels like ”Romeo Juliet,” and ”Othello” are played here. You can enjoy opera, ballet, dance programs, concerts and many other interesting programs there.
5) La Boqueria- If you love fresh fruits and vegetables, and are looking for some during this trip, then take a walk on La Boqueria. Enjoy a glass of wine and some street food after doing your shopping. Buy some fresh meat and fish and cook up a steak right there during the cooking classes on the streets.
6) Art Gallery at Centre d’Art Santa Monica- This gallery house was opened in 1988 and it patronises the art of contemporary artists. There is no entry fee. Hence check the details of the ongoing exhibition and pay a visit.
7) Placa Reial- You may choose to sip a cup of coffee and relax in this picturesque plaza. The famous architect Gaudi had created some beautiful looking lampposts, which you can enjoy and take pictures with. If you want to have some other kinds of fun, then visit the nightclubs in Placa Reial and you will not be disappointed.
Columbus Monument, Art at Palau de la Virreina or Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Baroque Eglesia de Betlem church, Wax museum of Madame Tussauds etc. are some other places which you would like to visit during your trip to this famous street. Just rent a bike and roam around and you will definitely feel that your vacation was worth it. For hotels in Barcelona use the map widget below.