Rambla Boulevard, Barcelona
Perhaps there is no better way to truly feel the Spirit of Barcelona than just slowly walk through her streets and boulevards. On one of the most visited streets of Barsa streets and will be spent in this article.
Rambla (La Rambla or Rambles) – The famous pedestrian street in the heart of the city, stretching at 1200 meters from Catalunya Square to Monument Columbus, which has the embankment. As a rule, a visit to this Spanish analogue to Moscow old Arbat is included in most viewing excursions in Barcelona.
By the way, Rambla represents not one street at all, but as many as five separate unique and in their own interesting boulevards, passing one in another: Canteles, Estudis, Flors, Rambla Kapuchins and Rumble. Monica. Sometimes they include the sixth street, the so-called marine rambl.
Rambla Canaletes (Rambla de Canaletes) — The first boulevard from which the Rambla begins. Located next to PLAçA de Catalunya. Named in honor of the popular drinking fountain of the XIX century. It is believed that those who will drink from it of water are forever in love with this city and come back here again.
Rambla Estudis (Rambla Dels Estudis) or Ramblel teaching — The second boulevard originating from Santa Anna Street (Santa Anna), and named after the university who was previously located here&# 39; Estudi General, closed during the reign of King Philip V.
Main architectural landmarks – Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts (Reial ACADèMia De CièNCIES I Arts de Barcelona), on the first floor of which the theater is located «Polyrama», Baroque Church of Bethlehem Mother of God (XVII century), and the Palala Moja (Palau Moja), built in 1774, in which Catalonia Culture Department is located. In addition, birds and small ornamental animals are sold here everywhere.
Rambla de Les Flors (Rambla de Les Flors) or Rambla flowers — Third Boulevard, originating from Portferris Street (Portaferrissa), and received its name because of the abundance of flower shops and shops. Earlier was known as Rumble. Joseph (Rambla de Sant Josep).
Main landmarks – Palace Vice Queen (Palau de La Virreina), the construction of which began in 1775 for the Vice-king Peru, as well as the huge market of Beria (Mercat De La Boqueria), working since 1840.
Rambla de Les Flors ends with a small area of Pla De L&# 39; OS), on which the mosaic of the famous Catalan artist Joan Miro is posted.
Rambla Dels Caputxins — Fourth Boulevard, originating from the Liceo Metro and Brune Quadras House (Casa Bruno Quadras). Here you can see the Leso Gran Teatre del Liceu (Gran Teatre del Liceu), burned down in 1994, as well as a monument to the famous Catalan drama and poet Frederick Soler and the oldest city Theater Princal (Principal), founded in the 16th century.
With Rambla Dels Caputxins you can get to the Royal Square (Plaza Real, PLAça reial). Her decoration is a wonderful fountain «Three Graces». It is here that famous lanterns with six horns, who are considered the first successful commercial project of another young Antonio Gaudi.
Rambla St. Monica (Rambla de Santa MòNICA) — The fifth boulevard, originating from the street Escudillers (Carrer Dels Escudellers) and ends at the sea on the square of the portal de la Pau (Portal de La Pau), which means «Gate of the world». In the center of this area rises 80-meter monument Columbus. The main feature of this area of Rambla is a sidewalk that impresses the wavy due to its drawing.
One of the most interesting architectural attractions of St. Monica is the Renaissance Building of the Center for Arts. Monica (Center D’ART SANTA MòNICA) — This is the former building of the Augustine Monastery of the 17th century.
As we wrote above, sometimes to Ramblel and the sixth street, the so-called, Sea Ramble (Rambla Del Mar), Presenting a pedestrian bridge, built to the 1992 Olympic Games and leading to the shopping center «Maremagnum», standing right in the waters of the Barcelona port.
Well, what else to say at the end of this article. We believe that visit the Rambla Boulevard – The direct responsibility of each self-respecting tourist who arrived in Bars for the first time. If it is difficult to navigate, do not know Spanish and English or there are some other difficulties with an independent inspection of the city, you can always order an individual tour of Barcelona, and stroll through the boulevard with a qualified guide, who knows the city from the inside.