|La Rambla, Barcelona|
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
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.Location
Plaza Catalunya, 17 - S - 08002
Phone:+34 932 19 42 03
Tel. +34 932853834
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Plaça St Jaume, 5
08002 Barcelona, Spain
934 02 46 17 The official Barcelona website, created by Barcelona City Councilhttp://www.bcn.cat/en/ihome.htm
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