La Rambla Barcelona is many things: fun, crowded, exciting, loaded with great views, packed with things to do and never, ever boring. If you are planning a Barcelona city trip, consider booking a hotel in this area, which is one of the best places to stay in Barcelona city. When you visit Barcelona, stopping by La Rambla, one of the biggest Barcelona highlights, is a must.
Deals for Hotels in Las Ramblas Barcelona
What are the best places to stay in Barcelona? When you plan to visit Barcelona city, most probably you want to find accommodation which is in an excellent location for sightseeing, where you can also find enough transport links, and where you can reach several attractions walking just a few minutes.
The best areas to stay in Barcelona are the Old City (Ciutat Vella), which encompasses the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, and other quarters in Barcelona city center. Also, the Eixample district and the area of Port Olimpic if you want to stay near a Barcelona beach.
You'll find Barcelona hotels in La Rambla street, but if you don't want to stay there, you can also find many hotels in Barcelona near Las Ramblas, at just a few minutes walk. There are many types of accommodation in Las Ramblas or near Las Ramblas, such as hostels, B&B, guest houses, apartments, and hotels with any number of stars.
When you tap/click the link below, a map of Las Ramblas and Barcelona city center will open showing all the available accommodations in the area. Just pick one which is convenient for you and book it now!
How to Save Money and Avoid Unpleasant Surprises
Many hotels in Barcelona offer rooms at special rates throughout the year, and this is also true for hotels in La Rambla or near La Rambla. But to take advantage of the hotel deals, you have to book accommodation in Barcelona in advance. That way you save money and guarantee your room.
Because of the various events held in Barcelona throughout the year, the city is quite busy, and not only in high season. So, we firmly recommend not to visit Barcelona without a hotel reservation! If you do, you may risk not finding any available room, not only in Barcelona but also in surrounding cities. In this case, tap/click the link below and test your luck for the last minute reservation.
Perfect for a City Break in Barcelona
Barcelona has a lot to do, and it is also a big city geographically. As a result, it is convenient to visit an area that is packed with fun activities and take a little break from traveling from one part of the city to the next. Las Ramblas is perfect for when you want to stay in one general location and truly stuff your day from morning to night with exciting activities.
It is even next to another fantastic tourist area called Gothic Quarter Barcelona. You will want to allocate plenty of time to explore both of these amazing neighborhoods. If you only have a few days in town, this is one of the first places you should head during your city break in Barcelona.
What district is Las Ramblas in Barcelona? La Rambla is located in the Ciutat Vella (old city) district in central Barcelona city, so it is also pretty easy to get to from your hotel. You will quickly find that it is always full of not just tourists, but locals as well. Part of its enduring appeal is the fact that there is a 1.2-kilometer pedestrian mall that is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and exciting and unexpected spots to discover.
The 6 Parts of the Rambla - Barcelona Highlights
1. Rambla de Canaletes, which is where you can find the Font de Canaletes fountain.
2. Rambla dels Estudis is the former site of Jesuit University. Today, this is a market where they sell birds and small pets, yes, indeed.
3. Would you like to visit a beautiful open-air flower market? If so, then you’ll want to check out Rambla de Sant Josep.
4. Rambla dels Caputxins is where you will find a former Capuchin monastery. This area is where the very popular and it is also where the impressive Liceu opera house is located.
5. Finally, there is Rambla de Santa Monica, which is named for the Covent of St. Monica. This place is now a well-visited arts center.
6. The Sea Ramblas, (or Rambla de Mar) is another one that you simply shouldn't miss. This wooden walkway joins the Columbus monument with the Maremagnum area. Together, they are about 1,5Km in length.
Recommended Barcelona Attractions at La Rambla
Jamon Experience (also known as the "Ham Museum") (Unfortunately, the museum closed on December 31, 2017)
The Maritime Museum, or Museu Marítim, focuses on naval history in the Mediterranean and includes everything from full-scale boat replicas to artwork and more.
Key Moments in the History of La Rambla Barcelona
The construction of La Rambla in Barcelona began in 1377 as an extension of the city.
- By 1440, La Rambla had turned into a street
- By 1553 the Jesuit Bethlehem Monastery and college were added
- 1703, La Rambla got its first planted trees!
- 1835, the St. James’s Night Riots took place. Unfortunately, monasteries and churches were burned
- 1936-1939, the Spanish Civil War damaged many buildings in the area
- 1971, Spain’s own beloved artist Joan Miro installed his pavement mosaic at Pla de l'Os on La Rambla.
Las Ramblas isn’t a suggestion when visiting the city, but instead is a must! There is just too much to do and too much to see in this area. If you want the flexibility of having a packed day with an endless amount to do, then a trip to La Rambla in Barcelona is perfect.
Likewise, if you just want to kick back, enjoy some great scenery, do a little people watching and have a great cup of coffee or a meal, then La Rambla in Barcelona is also the ideal spot. The fact of the matter is that few places on the planet can appeal to so many different people at one time. This is part of the reason that Las Ramblas is a real standout among attractions.