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Las Ramblas description and photos - Spain: Barcelona. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Las Ramblas.
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La Rambla is rightfully considered the soul of Barcelona. This pedestrian street, framed by rows of planted trees, is located practically in the center of the city, between the Gothic Quarter and the Raval Quarter, and stretches for 1.2 km. Somerset Maugham considered this street the most beautiful in the world, and Federico Garcia Lorca said that “I wish this street never ends.”
In fact, La Rambla is a series of short streets (boulevards) passing into each other. These are the Rambla Canaletes, the Rambla of Teachings, the Rambla of Flowers, the Rambla of the Capuchins and the Rambla of St. Monica. La Rambla stretches from Plaza Catalunya to the old port. After being in the port, the Maremagnum shopping center was built on the water, and a wooden curved pier was built from the coast to it, this pier-bridge began to be called the Rambla de Mar (Maritime Rambla) and considered its continuation.
If you start a walk along La Rambla from the side of Plaza Catalunya, then first we will get to the Rambla Canaletes, which got its name from a beautiful cast-iron drinking fountain. The Rambla of the Teachings is notable for the fact that there is a theater "Poliorama", as well as the old church of Our Lady of Bethlehem, built in the 17th century by the architect Jusep Juli.
Going further, we find ourselves on the Rambla of Flowers. Here is the Palace of the Viceroy, built in 1775 by order of the retired Viceroy of Peru, Manuel Amat. Also on this stretch of street is the famous Barcelona Boccheria market. On the site of the Rambla of the Capuchins, there is the Gran Teatro Liceo, famous throughout Europe. A little further, you can see the monument to the playwright and poet of Catalonia Frederic Soler. The Rambla of St. Monica opens onto the promenade and ends at the Portal de la Pau square. Here is the famous monument to Christopher Columbus.
This cozy street with beautiful trees, unique buildings, small cafes and playing musicians has always attracted a huge number of people.
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