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.
Mercado San Miguel
For 18 euros each, we enjoyed an hour-long show with a glass of sangria. At the restaurant, we ended up paying an additional 17 euros for tapas, the infamous small plates of food found throughout Spain. This restaurant does serve dinner at the rate of 55 euros through the hostel’s partnership. I absolutely loved the sangria. In regards to the tapas, they were okay. If Jackie and I had planned ahead, I would have preferred to eat at the bustling Mercado del San Miguel, a food hall that is located nearby.