A large boulevard which runs through the heart of the city centre, full of crowds of people, merchants, street musicians, painters, human statues, restaurant, cafes, tapas bars and much more! La Rambla (or Las Ramblas) starts at Plaça de Catalunya and ends with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west. So what should you not miss while you are here?
The famous market and the city’s best grocery store. You can find here a wide array of fresh produce, meats, fish, seafood, fruits and many many more. It’s also a great place to try some street food, take a cooking class, or have a glass of wine at a little stall. A huge marketplace with a unique atmosphere.
Located right next to La Rambla, hosting many restaurants, bars and some of the city's most famous nightclubs. It is well-known for its open-air terraces and popular meeting place during the summer. The square is also the only arcaded square of the city, which boasts character and makes it exceptional. And also the lanterns were one of Gaudi’s first works in Barcelona!
One of the world's biggest opera houses was built in 1847, but the building was destroyed by fire in 1994 and reopened in 1999 after a magnificent reconstruction. Now it is one of Europe's leading opera houses and every year it hosts major opera and ballet productions along with symphony concerts.
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