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La Rambla a magnificent plane tree-bordered avenue which runs from from the Gran Via Cortes Catalanes, ending at the statue of Christopher Columbus, overlooking the port cutting adjacent to the Gothic Quarter, one of the most interesting parts of Barcelona, Spain. This one of the best places to visit in Barcelona, Spain with its flower stalls and caged bird sellers these Gothic Streets and alleyways are the happy meeting place of Barcelona citizens; they are the junction of modern life and local traditions. The Gothic quarter is squeezed with alleyways and squares in the centre of Barcelona, where Barcelona's medieval past lives today in the  palaces, houses and Gothic churches.

La Rambla is one of the most interesting and pleasing to the eye areas of Barcelona, and every street, corner and square seems to have a medieval building such as the palaces of the Town Hall and the Generalitat (the Catalan Regional Government), and the Gothic churches of Santa María del Pi and Sant Just y Pastor. Here also is the Jewish quarter with it's narrow streets and where part of its former synagogue can still be seen today.
 
 
Ayuntamiento o Casa de la Ciutat - Town Hall or “Casa de la Ciutat”
It is a historic building which mixes architectonic styles
First begun in the 14th century, changes over the years have made the Casa de la Ciutat a building with a mixture of styles.
So now the main façade is of Neoclassical features and was created between 1838 and 1847 by Josep Mas. Once inside the visitor experiences a far more refined design. The historic Saló de Cent, with the semicircular arches and decorated wooden beams is kept here. The 'Saló de Cròniques' is also of interest, including the luxurious black pavement and the paintings by Josep María Sert. There is a beautiful courtyard with a staircase and pointed gallery . The Staircase of Honour, in black marble, was built in 1926.
Location: Plaza de Sant Jaume s/n 08002 Barcelona
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Barcelona Town Hall Important buildings in Barcelona, Spain

 La Rambla is dotted with many beautiful squares like Sant Jaume, el Rei and la Reial.

La Rambla has been habitated since Roman times, it is the site of the Roman necropolis (Villa de Madrid square), and their are still the remains of the Roman temple of Augustus.
 
Don't plan anything special, just set aside some time and wander around. Sit idly in one of the many restaurants and bars. Request and enjoy a slow cortada, brandy and tapas and join in a game of spoof with the locals for a round of drinks.
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Just off to the side of La Rambla in Barcelona is possibly the cities most iconic square. The Placa Reial, is a beautiful quadrangle complete with traditional shuttered apartments and palm tress.  This area of the Gothic quarter is complete with Gaudi-designed streetlamps, public seats and a bronze fountain.

Placa Reiale is important in Barcelona's entertainment and social scene especially at night.  Their are plenty of restaurants and cervecerias.  At night, clubs open and the area buzzes as the party animals come out to play
 

Placa Reial Barcelona Best places for tourists in Barcelona
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You may be attracted to the old 'red light district' Barri del Raval now filled with restaurants and bars.
 
 
After that sit and listen to an afternoon concert in Pl. de Sant Josep Oriol, Pl. de Sant Felip Neri, the most romantic of the city, the Cathedral with its fine cloister, the Calle del Bisbe and the Pl. del Rei.
Morning, noon or night La Rambla, Barcelona won't let you down.
Enjoy. La Rambla is one of the best places to visit in Spain.
 
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Tourist Office:
Plaza Catalunya, 17 - S - 08002
Barcelona
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Plaça St Jaume, 5
08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Font de Canaletes La Ramblas Barcelona
Font de Canaletes
A historic monument and of great importance to local people.
http://www.ub.edu/geohum/inventari
/fitxes/invt107.htm
 
Font de Canaletes La Ramblas Barcelona

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Belen Bethlehem church La Ramblas Barcelona
The Church of Belén, La Ramblas, Barcelona
 Rambla, 107  08002 A baroque building from the end of the 17th century