La Rambla Walking Tour, Barcelona

La Rambla Walking Tour, Barcelona

La Rambla is the street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike. Seemingly endless, it is filled with cultural and historic landmarks, as well as shops and cafes. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said about La Rambla, "The only street in the world which I wish never ended." Take this tour to explore the most famous sites on La Rambla, Barcelona.
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Guide Name: La Rambla Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Author: clare
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Columbus Monument

1) Columbus Monument (must see)

The Columbus Monument is a 60 m monument to Christopher Columbus. Standing at the lower end of La Rambla in Barcelona, it marks the site where Columbus set foot on the Spanish soil and reported to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand upon his return from the first voyage to the Americas.

The monument was built in 1888 for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona. Topping it is a 7.2 m bronze statue of Columbus, sculpted by Rafael Atché. Originally, it was intended to point west with its right...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Maritime Museum

2) Maritime Museum

Barcelona’s Maritime Museum is a definite must-see for anyone in love with the sea and maritime history. It is located in Drassanes Reals, the former royal shipyard built in a distinctive Gothic style. Among the many artifacts displayed here is a wonderful model of the Santa Maria de la Victoria ship aboard which Magellan circumnavigated the Earth for the first time in 1522. The collection's centerpiece, however, is a life-size replica of the Juan de Austria’s Lepanto vessel. The...   view more
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Museo de Cera de Barcelona

3) Museo de Cera de Barcelona

Barcelona’s wax museum (Museo de Cera de Barcelona) situated in a 19th century square, slightly off La Rambla, is a home to 300 life-like statues portraying both fictitious and real personalities of the past and present from all over the world. The museum offers audiovisual tours and the display itself is enhanced with splendid backdrops, sound effects and many other special effects set to reinforce the experience. It also provides comprehensive information on the lives of the featured...   view more
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Palau Güell

4) Palau Güell (must see)

Palau Güell (or Güell Palace) is a town mansion built in the 1880s for the local industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell by Catalonia's most prominent architect Antoni Gaudí. Today, it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". The house is centered around the main room for guests. The guests would arrive in horse-drawn carriages through the iron front gate made up of a parabolic arch and intricately forged iron-work resembling seaweed and, partially, a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Gran Teatre del Liceu

5) Gran Teatre del Liceu (must see)

The Gran Teatre del Liceu is an opera house in La Rambla, established in 1847. A peculiar fact about it is that, unlike other old European opera theaters, which are usually sustained by monarchs and supported from royal funds, this one has been funded entirely through private shareholding – the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu (the Great Liceu Theatre Society) – and for that reason it has no royal box.

Why You Should Visit:
Excellent place to see a recital, opera, or other...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Escriba

6) Escriba

To be in Barcelona and not to try local sweets is a crime(!), for the city boasts a long history of chocolate- and pastry-making. The latter, in particular, is overseen by the Gremi de Pastisseria de Barcelona who actively promote the use of base products in the making of pastries in an artisanal fashion. The flagship of Barcelona's traditional chocolate manufacture – Escriba – is one of the most famous sweet makers in Spain; three of its outlets in Barcelona are located at: La Rambla...   view more
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Mercat de Boquería

7) Mercat de Boquería (must see)

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, commonly referred to as simply La Boqueria, is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu opera theater. The first ever mention of the market in Barcelona dates back to 1217 when stalls were installed near the old city gate to sell meat. From December 1470 onward for some time there was a pig market on that site, known as Mercat Bornet. Afterward, until 1794, it was known as...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Museu de l'Erotica

8) Museu de l'Erotica

Barcelona is famous for being a home to some peculiar works of art and museums. One of them is the Musue de l’Erotica (museum of erotica) located on La Rambla, highlighting educational and recreational aspects of eroticism, the oldest and most consistent theme in the history of mankind, regardless of culture and race. The museum showcases eroticism and its development in different cultures, presented in the form of literature, pieces of art and archaeological findings. There are over 800...   view more
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Palau de la Virreina

9) Palau de la Virreina

The Palau de la Virreina (palace of the Viceroy’s wife) at #99 La Rambla was originally designed as residence for the Viceroy of Peru and served that purpose until his death, upon which his widow remained there alone (hence the nick “Palace of the Viceroy’s wife”). The construction lasted from 1772 to 1775. Today, the palace is the municipal property of Barcelona’s department of culture, and houses art exhibitions of various sort. On the ground floor it holds contemporary photography...   view more
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Poliorama Theater

10) Poliorama Theater

Poliorama Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Barcelona, sits on the premises of the Science and Arts Academy on La Rambla, near the "Font de Canaletes". At some point it switched ownership from public to private, and today is very much busy with both theatrical performances and musical shows, including traditional Catalan music, flamenco, opera, etc. The theater seats 654 people. Additional info regarding its daily program can be obtained at tel....   view more
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Plaça de Catalunya

11) Plaça de Catalunya (must see)

Plaça de Catalunya – centerpiece of Barcelona's commercial crossroads – is packed with shopping opportunities. Department stores, fashion boutiques and cosmetics shops are all here, so if you're in for some retail therapy, this is the place to go. Some of the city's major avenues (e.g. Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla, etc.) meet here as well. The spacious 50,000 square meter plaza is also known for its fountains and statues, attracting flocks of tourists...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta neighborhood was originally formed during the 18th century by fishermen and their families. Today, La Barceloneta beach is one of the most active areas of the city, both during the day and night. It is an ideal place to go for a night out, be it to have dinner in a fancy restaurant or have a drink or party until the wee hours of the morning. This self-guided tour will help you discover the historic and modern highlights of La Barceloneta.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona, located just southwest of the city center and overlooking the harbor. Besides the great view, it also offers visitors many interesting and significant museums such as the Poble Espanyol, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport, and others. Here, you will learn many interesting facts about the history and culture of Catalonia, Barcelona and Spain in general. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the great museums Montjuïc has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera is a culturally rich, historic area of old town Barcelona. Centuries ago, it was a very well to do neighborhood and was inhabited by aristocrats, merchants, wealthy sailors, and Jewish money-lenders. Today, it is regarded as the Soho of Barcelona and offers trendy shops and cafes, a popular hangout place for tourists and locals alike. Follow this guide and explore the unique sights of La Ribera.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Eixample Souvenir Shopping

Eixample Souvenir Shopping

It's a pity, if not a crime, to leave Barcelona without visiting the local specialty shops. Check out this Eixample souvenir shopping tour for some gifts and souvenirs unique to Barcelona that you may want to bring home to your loved ones from this wonderful city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

One thing that is clear about Barcelona is that this city doesn't sleep. Here you will find every kind of night club you might be looking for, from classy jazz to modern euro-techno. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the best discos and bars in the Gracia and Eixample districts of Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Màgica de Montjuïc, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuïc with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km

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