Las Ramblas is one of the most famous streets Barcelona. It is 1.5km long and it is located between Plaza Catalunya and the city’s port.
Las Ramblas is full of people by day and by night. It has small kiosks that sell newspapers and magazines, street flowers, pet birds, actors with painted faces and costumes, cafes, restaurants and all kinds of stores. Near the port there are weekend markets with artisans, painters and sketchers.
As you a walk on La Rambla you will find several buildings of interest, like the Palace of la Virreina, as well as the market of La Boquería and the famous Liceu Theater with the most spectacular operas and ballets. One of the lateral streets, which is only a few meters long leads to Plaza Real, a beautiful square with palm trees and amazing buildings that welcome breweries and restaurants.
La Rambla of Barcelona can be used in singular or plural as it is actually made up of several different named walkways or Ramblas. From Plaza Catalunya the different sections have the following names: Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins, Rambla de Santa Mònica.
The Rambla ends at the old port (square of Portal of La Paz), where the famous statue of Cristóbal Columbus is found, after that you find a large pedestrian bridge that leads to the Maremàgnum complex.
The old port offers other tourist attractions, like a shopping mall, restaurants, an IMAX cinema, and the city aquarium.
To get to Las Ramblas from the hostel takes around 20 minutes to walk.