Nowhere in the city do you get that Barcelona buzz more than when walking down Las Ramblas. The broad tree-lined boulevard takes you from Plaça Catalunya for about 1.2 km down to the Port Vell area. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Las Ramblas has something to offer you.
In the iconic art nouveau buildings that line Las Ramblas, you’ll find restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, theaters, art galleries, shops, and hotels.
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Best shops on Las Ramblas
At the top of Las Ramblas, near the Plaça Catalunya metro station, you’ll find Barcelona’s answer to Selfridges or Macy’s. One of the biggest and oldest department stores in Barcelona, El Corte Inglés offers classic Spanish charm which creates an elegant, yet down to earth shopping experience. There are several El Corte Inglés in this area. The one at Las Ramblas focuses mainly on selling clothes, while the one across Plaça Catalunya offers perfume, clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics. If you need a pharmacy, an optician, or your shoes repaired, El Corte Inglés has got you covered. Need a foreign exchange service? They’ve got that too. And if you’re feeling hungry after all that, slide down to El Gourmet Club, the store’s luxury delicatessen area or pick up a tin of beans at the supermarket.
Location: Plaça Catalunya, 23
Prepare for sensory overload at La Boqueria market. Dive into the hustle and bustle of colour, sound, and taste to explore all the market has to offer: fruit and vegetables, juices, meat (including the finest cuts of Iberian ham), and seafood. If you’re in real holiday mode and have no intention of cooking anything, relax and enjoy fresh market produce served up in stalls and cafes throughout the market.
Location: Las Ramblas, 91
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This is a great port of call if you are staying in self-catered accommodation, or live in Barcelona. Carrefour is a safe bet to find whatever you need from a brand you know, be it shampoo, food, socks, or even an electronic item. Pick up a bite to eat in their yummy sushi bar or grab a sandwich while you get on your way.
Location: Las Ramblas, 113
Wearing the same brand of trainer that Messi does may not make you as good a football player as he, but it will make you look and feel pretty good. Stop by the Nike store to get all your fashion sportswear needs.
Location: Las Ramblas, 120
The go-to brand for millions of people, H&M stands reassuringly near the top of Las Ramblas, a beacon to all who need a sassy going out dress or top up on their basics. H&M offers style, quality and prices you can rely on across Europe.
Location: Las Ramblas, 131
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