La Rambla (also called Las Ramblas) in Barcelona is the most famous street on the city. This street is approximately 1.2 kilometres long. It connects the Plaça de Catalunya with the Columbus Monument and the city’s waterfront.
Any time during the day or night several thousands tourists will be meandering along the Ramblas soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the activities.
Attractions along the Ramblas including museums (Wax Museum, Erotic Museum, etc.), live performances, human statue art, artists that will draw your portrait or caricature. The human statues are the most famous attraction on this street.
At the top of Las Ramblas you can also see Canaletas fountain, also known as “La Rambla drinking fountain”. Folklore says that if you drink from this famous fountain at the top of La Rambla you will always return to the city. This fountain is very famous because it is the place where the fans of F.C.Barcelona celebrate team’s victories.
La Rambla was originally a small stream flowing just outside the city walls. In the 16th century convents and a university were built along the river. In the 19th century the city wall was torn down and buildings were erected along the now dried up river. The original buildings were demolished but they are remembered in some of the names of the five different parts of the Rambla.
Las Ramblas is made up of five different “Ramblas”: Rambla de Canaletas (famous for its Canaletas fountain), Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep (famous for La Boqueria market), Rambla dels Caputxins and Rambla de Santa Mònica. moreover, at the end of Las Ramblas, after Columbus Monument, there is also the “Rambla de Mar”, a more modern part of the city, where the is MareMagnum Shopping Centre.
Las Ramblas is also a fantastic place to sleep if you visit Barcelona and you want to be surrounded by people all the day. If you are looking for accommodation in Las Ramblas of Barcelona, visit Barcelona City Ramblas website, a cheap hostel in Barcelona.