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What to See in Barcelona ~ Las Ramblas Street Entertainment and More

Updated on July 18, 2017
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Rambla de los Flores in Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful flowers sold on the streets in Las Ramblas.
Wonderful flowers sold on the streets in Las Ramblas. | Source

Entertainment in Las Ramblas

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Many people line up in their chairs to watch the comings and goings as well as performances on the Las Ramblas streets.Entertainment in Las RamblasThis atheletic entertainer was about to stand on his head among other acrobatic things.Here he is demonstrating how to "eat" fire!
Many people line up in their chairs to watch the comings and goings as well as performances on the Las Ramblas streets.
Many people line up in their chairs to watch the comings and goings as well as performances on the Las Ramblas streets. | Source
Entertainment in Las Ramblas
Entertainment in Las Ramblas | Source
This atheletic entertainer was about to stand on his head among other acrobatic things.
This atheletic entertainer was about to stand on his head among other acrobatic things. | Source
Here he is demonstrating how to "eat" fire!
Here he is demonstrating how to "eat" fire! | Source

Barcelona, Spain

If your travels ever take you to the seaside city of Barcelona and you are wondering how to spend some time, one of the main attractions is a street or more accurately a series of streets. Yes...you read that correctly! These streets called Las Ramblas are literally in the heart of the city. Pedestrians can be seen milling about and living their lives both day and night in lively style.

During the Olympics back in 1992, our base of operation in Barcelona was at the Palace Hotel (a part of the Ritz Hotel chain) where the downstairs was converted for our use on a 24 hour basis. They provided air conditioned comfort, restrooms including showers, food and refreshments, comfortable furnishings and television screens where Olympic events were continually being shown. Published schedules and other information was provided to keep us on track with the daily activities that we had chosen prior to ever leaving our homes.

Those from our group were shuttled by airplane back and forth to the Island of Majorca where we spent the nights, when not attending Olympic events in and around Barcelona. A few from our party who missed the airplane, spent the night there. Not much of a hardship! In fact...if one has to become unexpectedly stranded...hopefully it will always be in a Ritz Hotel setting with all of the fore-mentioned amenities.

One day in between games or arranged tours, my husband and I decided to spend a bit of time exploring the famous Las Ramblas. The fortunate people who live near those streets have everything available to them right outside their doors including markets, cultural venues and street entertainment that would never fail to get old.


Monument to Christopher Columbus

Monument to Christopher Columbus is situated at one end of the Ramblas near the waterfront.
Monument to Christopher Columbus is situated at one end of the Ramblas near the waterfront. | Source

Street Entertainers, Las Ramblas, Barcelona

Street Entertainment


As you can see from the photos, many people have a front and center view of the crowds of people who come from all parts of the world to walk this main promenade. Those who get there early sit in the first row of chairs. They catch up on their visiting as well as having an ever changing panorama of stimuli in front of them. Talk about a great place for people watching!

This paved pedestrian-only walkway stretches from the Placa de Catalunya down to the harbor where a 197 foot (60 m) tall monument to Christopher Columbus stands with his arm extended and finger pointing out to sea.

It was Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand who paid for his journey to explore the New World and this is the spot where Columbus supposedly returned to tell the tales of that trip and why it is now memorialized.

The main promenade is wide and is seven tenths of a mile long or 1.2 km. One does not have to go far before seeing various street performances ranging from individual performers to groups of performers.

We even saw a band performing and many of the local residents (and probably some tourists as well) got up and were dancing in the streets. It was a jovial and happy sight to behold bringing smiles to our faces.


Other streets of the Ramblas intersect and a person could literally spend days investigating all of the interesting buildings and sites contained within that part of Barcelona. Alas, we did not have that much time, but at least we got an overall impression of this spectacular part of the city.

Las Ramblas Market

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Fresh produce at Las Ramblas Market
Fresh produce at Las Ramblas Market | Source
Fish market at Las Ramblas
Fish market at Las Ramblas | Source
Meat market at Las Ramblas
Meat market at Las Ramblas | Source

La Boqueria

Also known as Mercat de Sant Josep, this fabulous food market is a sight to behold!

For people living in Barcelona, there is a seemingly endless supply of fresh and dried fruit items, vegetables, spices, and aisle after aisle of tempting treats.

Even for tourists who simply wish to pick up some items for a quick picnic lunch or other meal, the market presents a visual feast of colors and aromas. I had personally never seen such a large market up to that point.

La Boqueria has an entrance from Las Ramblas and is under cover so that the stalls of food items including fish and other things for sale are safeguarded from inclement weather.

The original market goes back in time to 1217 and has evolved over the years to what it has become today...a major tourist attraction as well as a valuable site providing the locals with a wide array of food.

Shows some street scenes and then the fabulous food market called La Boqueria.

Barcelona Street Acrobats

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Sightseeing in Barcelona

Definitely put Las Ramblas on your list of things to see in Barcelona! Depending upon the time you have to spend...a little or a lot...you will be able to enjoy some wondrous things.

Be sure and notice the mosaic tile piece of art that people walk upon in the tree lined promenade of Las Ramblas. It was created by famous artist Joan Miró who was born and lived in Barcelona during his youth.

Near the part called Rambia dels Estudis you will see cage after cage of colorful birds and other small animals for sale right out on the streets.

Every hue and color of the rainbow will assault your senses when you get near Rambla de les Flors.

No one in Barcelona need be gloomy when looking at such bright and vibrant bouquets of cheerful flowers!

Stalls filled with the latest magazines and books of all types are available as you stroll through these streets.

Various types of buildings ranging from the 17- 18th century Baroque Betlem church to a mansion, Palau Güell, designed by the famous architect Gaudi in 1888 will be there among numerous others to interest students of architecture.

Tapas bars as well as many other restaurants line the streets making it easy to grab a bite of food if and when one becomes hungry. Had my husband and I had more time, we would have loved to have gone into some of those tapas bars and tasted food specific to that area, but the clock was ticking and we had to return to the Ritz hotel in order to catch a plane back to Majorca for the night.

There are so many other buildings ranging from private residences ,to storefronts of various types, hotels and even public venues such as those housing opera troupes and musical theater in which one can stay or spend a bit of time.

So whether just strolling through Las Ramblas and absorbing some of the beauty of the exterior facades of the buildings or concentrating on the street entertainment and joining the moving tide of people enjoying themselves out on the streets, it is a place to see and also be seen if in Barcelona.

Other sites in Las Ramblas

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Betlem church...this 17 - 18th century Baroque church used to belong to a Jesuit convent.Gran Teatre del Liceu...an opera house dating back to 1847.Facade of Foneria de Canons...a 17th century old canon foundry.Placa Reial...Many identical buildings in this area on the site of a former Capuchin convent.  Many motifs showing explorers of the New World.  Many bars and markets in this area.Need a newspaper, magazine, map, postcard or other periodical?  No problem in Las Ramblas!Need a new book to read?  You can find it here!Palau Guell...a (1888) mansion designed by the famous architect Gaudi which houses a music theatre.My hubby standing outside a small jewelry store in Las Ramblas.
Betlem church...this 17 - 18th century Baroque church used to belong to a Jesuit convent.
Betlem church...this 17 - 18th century Baroque church used to belong to a Jesuit convent. | Source
Gran Teatre del Liceu...an opera house dating back to 1847.
Gran Teatre del Liceu...an opera house dating back to 1847. | Source
Facade of Foneria de Canons...a 17th century old canon foundry.
Facade of Foneria de Canons...a 17th century old canon foundry. | Source
Placa Reial...Many identical buildings in this area on the site of a former Capuchin convent.  Many motifs showing explorers of the New World.  Many bars and markets in this area.
Placa Reial...Many identical buildings in this area on the site of a former Capuchin convent. Many motifs showing explorers of the New World. Many bars and markets in this area. | Source
Need a newspaper, magazine, map, postcard or other periodical?  No problem in Las Ramblas!
Need a newspaper, magazine, map, postcard or other periodical? No problem in Las Ramblas! | Source
Need a new book to read?  You can find it here!
Need a new book to read? You can find it here! | Source
Palau Guell...a (1888) mansion designed by the famous architect Gaudi which houses a music theatre.
Palau Guell...a (1888) mansion designed by the famous architect Gaudi which houses a music theatre. | Source
My hubby standing outside a small jewelry store in Las Ramblas.
My hubby standing outside a small jewelry store in Las Ramblas. | Source

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      We were fortunate in that my hubby won that trip to Spain during the Olympics many years ago. We may never have gotten to see what we did of parts of Spain otherwise...but we fell in love with it! Las Ramblas is certainly a great street for locals as well as tourists. Glad that you could get a glimpse of it here.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      O Peggy What a great preview of what seems to a terrific spot to visit. So much to see, so little time :D If I win the lottery some day, this will be on my list of must see spots. Thanks you for this tour.

      Angels are winging their way to you this evening ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Anne,

      Lucky you to be headed in that direction for a wedding! Enjoy that as well as sites like Las Ramblas in Barcelona while you are there. Am sure you will have a great time in Barcelona! :)

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      Anne Harrison 2 years ago from Australia

      Hi Peggy,

      We're heading off to Barcelona in a few weeks for a wedding in a nearby town, so this hub is more than opportune! Thanks for the tips - we're staying near Las Ramblas - now I wish I was going today!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi aesta1,

      I believe that you will really enjoy visiting Las Ramblas when you once again travel to Barcelona. Wish I was there again with you! :)

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had been to Barcelona but that was so many years ago. We want to again so this time I will not miss Las Ramblas.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi bodylevive,

      Yes, I have seen you commenting on my posts there. Nice seeing you in both places. :)

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      BODYLEVIVE 4 years ago from Alabama, USA

      I like all this, the pictures are beautiful. At Bubblews, we both see each others work.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      Street markets are fun to see and also make for some fun shopping. Las Ramblas has that and so much more! Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      I love street markets like these! Lovely travel information as always! Voted up and beautiful! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rajan,

      Thanks for the rave review of this hub about the fabulous streets in an area of Barcelona called Las Ramblas. It is fun, exciting, entertaining and more to be walking those streets and seeing everything that is contained there. Lucky are those people who live nearby and can fully participate in everything that is offered there like the markets, restaurants and so much more.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Las Ramblas is indeed beautiful. The markets are refreshing and the buildings are just awesome, Peggy.

      Rated 5 stars and voted up, beautiful and awesome. Shared and pinned too.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      There is much to see when visiting the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona, Spain. I know what you mean about the beauty of markets with beautifully arranged fruits and vegetables being very eye catching. Appreciate your comment, votes + share.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very beautiful Pictures. Loved the one which shows the fresh produce. The fruits are arranged so neatly and looks very pleasent to eye. Sharing it , useful and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi DDE,

      You would love visiting Barcelona. There is so much to do and see there and Las Ramblas is the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Thanks for your comment.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful place I have read and heard lots about the lovely place would like to visit soon. Thanks for enlightening me even more on the topic

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Global-Chica,

      You will love visiting Barcelona someday. Be sure and check out my other hubs to get more of an idea of what there is to do and see. Park Guell is a must see location. Gaudi was quite the architect. There are other examples of his work around the city. Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Anna 4 years ago from New York, NY

      I didn't get a chance to visit Barcelona when I studied abroad in Portugal but I know I'll get there one day and your awesome hub will be the first place I'll refer back to when I start planning my trip. Great advice and pictures! I'm sharing this with a colleague going to Barcelona in March and with my followers!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      Yes, that market in Las Ramblas was a treat to see as well as the buildings and street entertainment in that fascinating part of Barcelona. I wish we had more time to stop in and try some of the tapas readily available. Maybe next time! Thanks for your comment.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      How nice you were able to see the Olympics on Barcelona! The street life sounds fascinating, and I would be partial to la boqueria. I love markets, and the tapas bars would be great too. What a well-written article.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi citygetaway,

      My husband and I were only in Barcelona during the summer Olympics and enjoyed seeing different parts of the city on several different days along with viewing some of the Olympic events. So "no" in reply to your question about being there in the winter. Am sure it is lovely at that time of year also. Thanks for your comment.

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      citygetaway 4 years ago from France

      I fell in love with Barcelona and after reading your beautiful hub, I won't perhaps even mind the colder weather :) Have you ever been there during the winter?

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello maheshpatwal,

      Barcelona is truly a city worth spending some time in to explore. We saw parts of it during the Summer Olympics held there and enjoyed every moment. Like any large city, there would be much more to see if we ever found ourselves in that part of the world again. Hope you get there someday to see Las Ramblas and much, much more. Thanks for your comment.

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      City of Barcelona looks so fascinating and colorful. Its architecture and street shopping makes it the place to visit at least once in a lifetime. Hub contains very beautiful pictures and information about the colorful city...

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sweetie1,

      I hope you get to see Barcelona and in particular the Las Ramblas area of that beautiful city someday in person. This is a small sampling of what can be enjoyed there. Thanks for the vote up.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Barcelona looks very beautiful. Betlem church is breath taking. Would love to see this city. Voting it up.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Peanutritious,

      Nice that you have experienced the buzz and excitement of Las Ramblas for yourself. It would be a delight to be able to spend more time there! Thanks for your comment. Hope you get back there soon! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi midget38,

      Getting to see the street entertainers and the food market plus some of the other buildings in Las Ramblas was definitely a treat. Wish we could have had more time to check out some of the tapas bars, etc. when we were there. So glad that you liked this. Thanks for your comment and the share.

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      I absloutely love Barcelona. In fact, I think it's my favourite City. Walking along the Ramblas is a wonderful experience with the smells of fresh flowers and a real buzz in the air. Thanks for this. I so want to go back there!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      The street entertainers would be a must catch! The food market and the

      Ramblas des Estudis would be places I'd love to go to. Thanks for the coverage! Am sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello b. Malin,

      Be sure and look at some of the related hubs to see more of Barcelona if you are interested. So glad to hear that you enjoyed learning about the Las Ramblas area. Thanks for your comment.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      You are a Good Travel Guide Peggy. Having never been to Barcelona, you gave me the Treat of seeing it with your descriptions as well as Wonderful Pictures. I also Enjoyed the Videos. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Stacy,

      Oh too bad that you did not take advantage of the travel when you were in the military. Oh well..."live and learn" as they say! Those places will still be there when you get a chance to visit them. Thanks for commenting and sharing this hub about Las Ramblas in Barcelona. It is a fun place to see and enjoy.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I hope one day I am able to do the traveling overseas like this. When I was in the Army, I didn't take advantage of my time in so I could live in Europe or even Hawaii... two places I would love to visit and I could have done on the military dime. Now I have to save up so I can see it for myself. Spain is just one of the places I would like to see. I also want to go to Paris so I can see the Moulin Rouge. Great hub and great pictures! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sally,

      Perhaps it was an oddity due to illness or some other conflict. It would be hard to think of Las Ramblas without the street entertainers! Thanks for your comment.

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      sally 5 years ago

      Have been to Barcelona many times in the past and always enjoyed the Street artists in Las Ramblas but was hugely disappionted this year as they had all but one disappeared!!!! What happened to them??? Would love to know!!!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Nice seeing you here! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the photos and hearing about the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona. It is certainly a lively spot with all sorts of attractions! Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Peggy, I really enjoy the virtual tour in the Las Ramblas Street (Barcelona). Great information among beautiful pictures. You always do the best in every of your hubs. Voted up and pressing all buttons, except funny. Cheers :-)

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello daskittlez69,

      I couldn't agree with you more. Barcelona is a terrific city to visit & one should not miss the Las Ramblas area if doing so. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      Hopefully you will take a look at this Las Ramblas hub on your computer so that you can see the photos. It truly is a great place for all kinds of reasons + the perfect people watching spot! Thanks for your comment, votes and the share.

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      daskittlez69 5 years ago from midwest

      agh Barcelona. I love that city. Street people dressed as statues, the Columbus monument, the Picasso house, the zoo, it is a great city to visit.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Unfortunately the photos didn't load on my phone, buy it sounds like you loved your time there! Nice review, it certainly sounds like a place I would enjoy, as I like places were the social scenes are the streets.

      Up, interesting and sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Trish,

      My mother did not like heights either so I understand why your Mum would not have wanted to go up in that Christopher Columbus monument had she been there. Thank heavens she was not! When you visit Barcelona again in the future and go to the Las Ramblas area with your family, I'll be with you in spirit. :))

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      Tricia Mason 5 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi again Peggy :)

      Mum wasn't with us in Barcelona ~ thank goodness! She suffers with claustrophobia and won't go in lifts ~ she would have had a melt-down! Actually, I think that I was having one, myself!

      Maybe the Ramblas makes her feel claustrophobic. Not sure.

      I love Barcelona, though!

      If we are on holiday in the area, my husband and I ~ and the kids if they come along ~ will spend a day there.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Om,

      Yes it would be so much fun to have an entire day or even more to wander the streets of Las Ramblas. At least we got an overview of the dynamic place. Glad that you enjoyed the photos & videos and thanks for your comment and 5 star rating. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches12345,

      With friends who actually live in Barcelona, you would have a fabulous time visiting there. I have more hubs that will be written about it so stay tuned. Of course having locals show you all of the scenic places and little out of the way places...what could be better! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Trish,

      We did not have time to go up in the Christopher Columbus monument. Amazing that they would take a break while people are up there! Must have been an odd feeling. That is taking siesta time a bit too far! Perhaps that is what your "Mum" did not like about the Las Ramblas? Can't say as I blame her!

      Since we did not do that, we loved what we got to see in the alloted time. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      Barcelona is indeed a great place to visit loaded with history, beauty and fun places such as Las Ramblas. Glad that you liked this hub. Appreciate your comment.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Peggy, this hub is so lovely! It would be a blast to wander the streets of Las Ramblas all day. Love all the photos and videos. Rated 5 stars!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      We have friends in Barcelona who have invited us to come for a visit. Now, I am thinking about this for next year. Wow, it's truly a beautiful place to visit.

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      Tricia Mason 5 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      This brought back some great memories.

      I love Spain and I love Barcelona.

      The Ramblas and the market are amazing.

      Not everyone's cup of tea, though. My Mum did not like the Ramblas at all.

      As for the Columbus Monument. We were stuck up there! They filled the viewing room to capacity and then turned off the lifts while they had a break! My 'heights' and 'feeling trapped' phobias came into play. Not such good memories! :) :) (The views were amazing, though!)

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is such a cheerful and fun hub, Peggy. The photos and videos show the festive atmosphere of Las Ramblas very well, and I love the description as well. Barcelona looks like a great place to visit.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      We were so lucky that much of our trip to Spain was paid for. We only tacked on our visit to Madrid and Toledo (a day trip from Madrid), before joining our group on the Island of Mallorca with trips back and forth to Barcelona. Would I go back? In a heartbeat! Will have to save up my HubPage earnings. :)) Thanks for your comment.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sheez....maybe some day, yes? We can always hope! Great hub; thank you for the tour and for making me hungrier for that trip to Europe!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sunshine625,

      What a nice vacation trip your daughter & her husband are taking! Hopefully they will take several tours in the city of Barcelona. There is so much to do & see there. The Sagrada Familia (the iconic cathedral that is still being built) is a must, as is Park Guell. They will surely enjoy the Las Ramblas area. We loved what we got to see of the area.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alastar,

      I did very few private duty nursing assignments back when I was actively nursing. One was a wealthy lady that had taken her newly graduated daughter on a 3 month vacation to Europe. They were getting weary and almost skipped the last 2 weeks which were scheduled to be in Spain. They decided to go ahead and she said that Spain became their favorite country of all the ones they had visited.

      From what my husband and I experienced, I can definitely say that I would enjoy going back and seeing even more of that country. Thanks for commenting on this hub about the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona. Playing checkers is optional. Ha!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Vinaya,

      So glad that you found this article about Las Ramblas in Barcelona informative and interesting. All of the photos were not taken by me, but thanks for the compliment. Appreciate your comment.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Peggy, My daughter is on vacation with her husband. Spain is their 2nd to last stop of their five week European Adventure. They fly out of London, back to the states in 5 days. Today they are going to Las Ramblad as your hub suggested:)

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Enjoyed this close look at Barcelona Peggy. The promenade sitters have no need for checkers do they lol. And the food market is a vegan's delight! Have read a fair amount about the city in history books and am glad you and your husband were able to visit there during the '92 games. Once asked a VIP who'd been all over the world which country he liked the best, without hesitating he shouted--Spain!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Another wonderful travel article. The streets, the markets, the monuments every things are magnificent. Your skill with photography is brilliant.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Barcelona, Spain is filled with gorgeous architecture in the Las Ramblas area and outside of it as well. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your look at this area of welcoming and inviting pedestrian streets with lots of entertainment as well as other sites of interest. Thanks for your comment.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Another beautiful city. Your photos and videos are really encouraging. Lots of art, street performers and great architect on the many buildings, especially the Betlem church. This is definitely on my list of many cities to tour in the near future. Great photos, information and videos.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Mhatter99,

      So happy to have been able to introduce you to the Las Ramblas area in Barcelona. This hub barely scratched the surface of what can be enjoyed there. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Ahh...nice alocsin! You do seem to travel quite a bit judging from your comments. What took you to Barcelona out of curiosity? Would you recommend the hotel in which you stayed just off of Las Ramblas? It is a great area, as you know. Thanks for your comments and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sunshine625,

      Your daughter is fortunate to be in such a lovely city. Is she on vacation or business? In any case, hopefully she will have time to do some exploring of the Las Ramblas area and come home to tell you all about it. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      We were indeed fortunate to be able to spend time in Barcelona...especially for the Olympics. That was a great reward trip to top all such trips...at least in our lifetime. Wish we had had more time to spend in the Las Ramblas area. At least we got a great overall impression of the place.

      I am enjoying visiting Puerto Rico by visiting your hubs. That also seems like a great vacation spot. Thanks for your comment, votes & share.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this introduction (for me) to Las Ramblas

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I stayed at a small hotel just off Las Ramblas when I was in Barcelona a few years ago. It was a great location because every day I walked through that street and there was always something going on. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My daughter is in Barcelona for the next 5 days and I shared this hub with her for some exciting places to visit. Thank you for creating it!:)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Oh, Peggy, you are so fortunate to have traveled to Spain for the summer olympics. I'm sure you have some wonderful memories, and I'm so glad you have shared this beautiful city of Barcelona with us. I enjoyed looking at the photos, and I loved the videos. What an interesting place.

      I doubt that I will ever be fortunate enough to go to Spain except in your Hubs. Thanks for that.

      I voted this Hub UP, etc. and I will share.