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Get to know the bustling Las Ramblas in Barcelona

Get to know Las Ramblas pedestrian street in Barcelona and know what you can do there, shops, restaurants, bars and other places to visit. In fact, it’s a single street called La Rambla, but it was so well known for its active life and for being a place so lively and full of commerce that it and its adjacent streets became known as simply “Las Ramblas” . The famous Ramblas of Barcelona are the cosmopolitan and cultural portrait of the millions of tourists who visit Barcelona and who are in this side of the city, exclusive for pedestrians, leafy and full of movement. The main street La Rambla starts at the famous Plaça Catalunya and goes to the roundabout where Christopher Columbus monument points to America. Whether you go out for a walk, to discover a bar, eat at some restaurant or shop, see below all you can see and do in Las Ramblas.

Restaurants and Bars in Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas Avenue has a huge variety of restaurants of all kinds, with the option of sitting inside or at the tables that sit in the middle of the street. Apart from being a very touristy and typical Barcelona street, it is a great place for you to try the typical cuisine and still watch the movement and life of the city’s residents. Some of the restaurants in Barcelona, ​​taking advantage of the tourist places, usually raise prices a little. But something very common is asking to see the menu before sitting down, a good opportunity to check the values ​​and see if there is any restaurant more in mind and even more typical. Just as there are restaurants, there are also bars around the Ramblas. Even if it’s to just have a beer, sit on one of them and enjoy the moment.

Shops in Las Ramblas

On Las Ramblas you will see that street performers take advantage of the movement to perform and earn a buck. There are also “clandestine” vendors and street vendors selling crafts. In addition to the diverse shops of souvenirs of the city. But right at the beginning of the street, in Plaza Catalunya, there are other huge stores like H & M, Mango and the huge department store El Corte Inglés, which sells everything and has more than five floors.

Mercat de la Boqueria Municipal Market

When you are strolling along La Rambla, make sure to do not skip Mercat de la Boqueria, the Barcelona market, and feel its different aromas and tastes. The stalls fill the eyes of the tourists and in them it is possible to find various products ranging from typical fruits and delights to products from all over the world. It is a very nice place to meet and the food is very cheap compared to the restaurants there. Inside it is possible to have lunch in one of the restaurants or eat in the stalls themselves. For those who like fish and seafood is a must stop. The juices and fruit salads are a delight and very cheap as well.

Nightlife and Nightlife in Las Ramblas

At night, Las Ramblas is very busy and full of young people, but it depends on the day. There are some ballads in the middle of the avenue and the promoters are trying to get everyone inside. These are some of the coolest and cheapest Barcelona ballads, so it pays to get into some to experience.

How to get to Las Ramblas

To get there there are several options, by the metro in the stations of the line L3 Drassanes and Liceu or Catalunya with the line L1. Las Ramblas also serves as a borderline between two neighborhoods, El Raval on the left and the Gothic Quarter on the right. A tip that is always welcome is that although it is not a violent city, in Las Ramblas there are many cases of thefts. The pickpockets get smart and take advantage of all the movement that the street generates, so they steal the wallets very quickly and you do not even know it. So the tip is do not neglect and always be aware of your belongings.


Art National museum of Barcelona

At the foot of the Motjuïc mountain the impressive National Art Museum of Catalonia, a palace that was built for the universal exhibition, which was later converted into an Art Museum in 1934, grouping the medieval collection of art.

In 1995 the museum was enlarged to create new rooms, the most important one being Romanesque art, until 2004 where the transformation ends to make room for modern art.

One of the world’s largest collections of Romanesque paintings can be found in this museum, as well as modernist works by Gaudí or Casas, also works from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Take a look at the different art collections you can see:

Romanesque Medieval
The largest and oldest collection in Europe of Romanesque art from the 11th to the 13th century, wall paintings, panel painting, goldwork and stone sculptures.

Gothic Medieval
Gothic art from the XIII-XV century where the first Catalan artists emerge. Liturgical furniture, altarpieces, decorative pieces.

Renaissance and Baroque
Masterpieces of the XVI-XVIII century with names like El Greco, Velazquez, Rubens, also stands out the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection.

Modern Art
From the 19th and 20th century, Fortuny, Rusiñol, Gaudí, Jujol, Picasso, Gargallo and Joan Miró stand out. The collection dates back to the 1950s, including the Dau al Set movement, considered one of the first avant-garde references after the post-war period.

Drawings and Engravings
Great artists, poster and prints are presented in this collection that brings together more than 50,000 illustrations, 70,000 prints and more than 1000 ads.

The presentation of photography from the nineteenth to the twentieth century is part of the collection of modern art and includes photographs that include photojournalism, the new vision, pictorialism, and has more than 40,000 reproductions where Centelles, Colom and Oriol Maspons stand out.

From the sixth century BC at present, more than 135,000 coins are exhibited, to which decorations and badges are added.

Timetables Catalonia National Museum of Art

Winter time timetable: from october to april, Thusday to Saturday from 10 – 18 h; Sunday and holidays from 10 – 15 h
Summer time timetable: from may to september, Thusday to Saturday from 10 – 20 h; Sunday and holidays from 10 – 15 h
Closed in the year: 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December.

How much is MNAC

General addmission: 12 € (valid for two days for one month from the date of purchase)

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

Which metro for MNAC
L1, L3 / Pl. Espanya

55 (closer bus stop: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya/Museu Etnològic)
150 (Pl. Espanya-Av. de l’Estadi/Piscines Picornell)
13 (Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia/Poble Espanyol)
37 (Pl. Espanya-Av. Paral·lel)
Until Pl. Espanya 9, 27, 50, 65, 79, 109, 165, D20, H12, V7


The museum is dedicated to the sea and everything that surrounds it, in a historical tour of more than 80 years of history. The task of the Maritime Museum of Barcelona to keep alive the maritime heritage of the country one of the most prosperous of the Mediterranean.

The Maritime Museum of Barcelona and its exhibitions invite you to discover the history of navigation and the most prominent ships along with various objects that were used in the trip, such as atlases, nautical charts, navigation instruments, weapons, documents, items to load and unload merchandise and more.

The boats have served people to travel, trade, fight and many other maritime adventures. For those who love sailing, boats are machines but they have their own identity, also a name and style. The ship is a transport but at the same time it is a box of things and individuals, but also of experiences and myths, which encourages the revelation of the hidden.

The Museum itself is listed as a historical monument, and it was the old shipyards where the ships were repaired and built. Since 2006 it has been declared a Museum of National Interest.

Ships exhibitions

Exhibition of boats from the collection that houses the museum. The sample shows models of boats related to fishing, sailing sports, Catalan sailing skate, and many more. There are also boats from other seas such as the jaygada from Brazil, the cayuco, which is basically a canoe made from a tree trunk.

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