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Leisure and Culture

Stroll with the Locals of Barcelona

Written by Mario

Most people who’ve been to Barcelona have heard of Les Rambla. But did you know there are actually many other Ramblas in Barcelona? Las Ramblas has more or less transformed into the main street for tourists. However, there are a few Ramblas and walkways that locals tend to prefer. Although most of these are a bit away from the center they are worth the visit, especially for a nice weekend stroll.

Carrer de Rogent (1 km)

Carrer RogentCarrer de Rogent is not exactly a Rambla but a nice walkway that is free of cars aside from a few intersections. This is the main street of El Clot and is usually full of locals. The trees that line this walkway make a nice emerald archway along most of the way. At the end, you’ll cross the busy Marina and be greeted by a market and Parc el Clot which is full of palm trees, parrots, and people playing sports.

Rambla de Prim (2.7 km)

Rambla de PrimThis is arguably one of the longest Ramblas in Barcelona. It stretches all the way from upper Sant Marti to the and Forum. As you walk along this path you’ll be surrounded by palm trees with parrots squawking away! You will also find a few playgrounds along the way. The entire stretch takes about 40 minutes to walk. If you’re looking for a longer walk (9km) you can start at Clot or Bac de Roda follow Rambla de Guipúscoa and then walk down Rambla de Prim. You can use Line 1, Line 2, or Line 4 to access these places as well as the tram service that is in Sant Marti.

Rambla del Poblenou (1.3 km)

Rambla PoblenouAlso in Sant Marti there is Rambla del Poblenou. This is a great walk if you want a place where you can have lunch or a nice refreshing ice cream. Another perk is that it goes directly to the beach! This street has started to become a bit more touristy, yet is still full of locals. The best way to get there is by Line 1, getting off at Glories. Another line to take is the L3, getting off at Poble Nou.

About the author


Mario is a multi-talented Swiss raised in NY, currently living in Barcelona. He is pursuing a career as a maker and tech educator, which merges his love of technology and education.

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