Walking Las Ramblas
Hotel Jazz accommodation in the centre of Barcelona is the ideal base for guests to explore the rest of the city.
1 Hotel Jazz
This tour takes you on a journey along Barcelona’s coastline. Approximately 1 hour and 30-45 minutes.
2 Plaza Catalunya
Plaza Catalunya is one of Barcelona’s biggest and most central plazas. Its surface spans almost 5 hectares, and it constitutes the default meeting spot in the old city (Ciutat Vella) and the Eixample. All major roads lead to Plaza Catalunya, including the Rambla, the Paseo de Gracia, the Rambla de Catalunya, Ronda Universidad, Ronda Sant Pere, and Pelai street.
The Plaza also stands out for its numerous sculptures, designed by prominent artists, and spread around the perimeter of the space. Among those on display are pieces by Diosa, Josep Clarà, Pablo Gargallo, Josep Llimona, and Enrique Casanova. Josep Maria Subirachs’ monument to Francesc Macià, of 1991, is the most recent addition to the Plaza’s artistic showcase.
3 Las Ramblas
Among the most emblematic parts of Barcelona, the Rambla begins at Plaza Catalunya and ends at the old port (Port Vell). It is split up into different sub-sections, called Rambla de Canaletes, Rambla dels Estudis, Rambla de Sant Josep, Rambla dels Caputxins, and finally, the Rambla de Santa Mònica.
The lane is lined with newsstands, plant and flower shops, street performers, cafés, restaurants, and businesses.
4 La Boquería Market
The Boquería is Spain’s number one market, and the ultimate go-to place for foods of unbeatable quality: fresh and cured fish and seafood, meat, poultry, game, eggs, fruits and vegetables, herbs and supplements, legumes and grains, fresh bread, kitchen supplies, restaurants, frozen foods, regional specialties, prepared foods, cold cuts, etc.
It started out as a temporary market that would pass through the Rambla, the ideal venue for enjoying fine foods since the 17th Century!
The Liceo is Barcelona’s oldest and most prestigious theatre still in operation. It is most famous for its opera repertoire and has been the site of some of the world’s most prominent performances for over 150 years. Its stage has hosted the most renowned of singers and actors, and it has served as a symbol and prime destination for Barcelona’s elite for decades.
6 Plaza Reial
This square-shaped public plaza is located just off the Rambla, in the very heart of the Gothic neighborhood. It is enclosed on all four sides by a grand structure built in the Neoclassical style in the mid-19th century, designed by Daniel Molina. Today it is lit by two original lampposts, which are some of Gaudí’s first works.
Plaza Real is a popular meeting spot, particularly at night, as it is surrounded by lots of bars and restaurants.
7 Palau Güell
Designed by Antoni Gaudí, this palace was a commission from Eusebi Güell, who was perhaps Gaudí’s most generous and enthusiastic patron. It was built between 1886 and 1890.
Today is stands out for its architectural richness and highly decorative back façade, as well as its lower level and rooftop, where 20 chimneys gorgeously accompany the light that illuminates the main vestibule.
8 Columbus Monument
Built in honor of Christopher Columbus, this statue was erected in the Portal de la Pau Plaza, just where the Ramblas hit Passeig de Colom. It therefore stands very fittingly before of the city’s seaside. An elevator inside the tower can take visitors up to the semi-circle at the foot of the sculpture, granting an excellent and unique view over the city.
9 Port Vell
The Old Port is the favorite stopping place for sailors on the Mediterranean, for the fine facilities and services it offers; there are 410 places to dock all year round, for ships and yachts up to 180 meters. A port, a city, and a rich ancient history right on the coast of Barcelona.