#3. Las RamblasLas Ramblas is one of the most-visited places in Barcelona. It shows how eco-friendly urbanization is not a distinct dream. The street measuring 0.75 mi (1.2 km) is lined with trees. Take a relaxing stroll while the wind caresses your hair and check. The street connects Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. It also serves as a divider between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west. Close to the pavement, you will find cafes and souvenir kiosks. However, beware of pickpockets as the area is crowded.
Busy, crazy, lots of annoying vendors and people who might pick your pockets. We ended up here often due to subway stop locations but usually tried not to hang out too long. Too many people and the streets around are a bit shadier than others in the city..
Las Ramblas is a large pedestrian street lined with restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, flower kiosks and bustling with tourists, locals, hustlers and performing artists from almost every genre. Depending on whom you ask, you will be told that the promenade is either a "must-see" or "to be avoided at all costs". While Las Ramblas abounds with pickpockets, it's a MUST for people-watching! And that's not all, Las Ramblas is dotted with some beautiful turn-of-the-century buildings like the Liecu Opera House (our apartment was right next door to the Opera) and the Boqueria Open Market, it also has some amazing art deco sculptures. At one end of Las Ramblas is the huge Place de Catalunya and at the other end, the old port. It would take you no more than 20 mins to walk the entire length of the promenade from end to end.