Get to Know the Area:
Las Ramblas is one of Barcelona's most iconic and vibrant streets, stretching for approximately 1.2 kilometres through the heart of the city. This tree-lined boulevard is a lively hub for locals and tourists alike, offering a mix of history, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment. From street performers to bustling markets, Las Ramblas exudes the essence of Barcelona's dynamic and cosmopolitan spirit.
Las Ramblas places you at the centre of Barcelona's action. With its location, you'll have easy access to explore the city's famous landmarks, enjoy the Mediterranean vibes, and experience the rich Catalan culture.
Our Hidden Gems:
Beyond its well-known attractions, Las Ramblas hides some captivating gems:
- Mercat de la Boqueria: Situated just off Las Ramblas, Mercat de la Boqueria is a bustling food market that has been in operation since the 13th century. This vibrant market offers an array of fresh produce, seafood, meats, cheeses, and an abundance of colourful fruits. It's a feast for the senses and a must-visit for food enthusiasts.
- Palau Güell: A masterpiece designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. Palau Güell is a stunning mansion tucked away on a side street of Las Ramblas. The building showcases Gaudí's distinctive architectural style, with intricate details and innovative designs that reflect the Art Nouveau movement.
Our Foodie Recommendations:
We can't expect you to eat with us in Belushi's every night, so we’ve added in a couple of local restaurants we personally recommend.
- Cervecería Catalana: A popular tapas bar near Las Ramblas. Cervecería Catalana offers a wide variety of traditional Spanish tapas, from mouthwatering patatas bravas to succulent grilled prawns. The vibrant atmosphere and delicious bites make it a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
- El Quim de la Boqueria: Located within Mercat de la Boqueria, this small tapas bar is a hidden gem for food lovers. El Quim de la Boqueria serves innovative and fresh seafood-based tapas, creating a unique culinary experience in the heart of the bustling market.
Our Local Pub/Bar Recommendations:
Barcelona's nightlife is vibrant and varied and as long as you start and end the night with us we won’t be too picky about where you end up in the middle.
- Ocaña: A chic and stylish bar located just off Las Ramblas. Ocaña offers a trendy ambiance, with an elegant interior and a lively terrace. Enjoy creative cocktails, live music, and a fashionable crowd in this sophisticated venue.
- Bar Marsella: This historic bar is a true Barcelona institution. Bar Marsella has been serving drinks since 1820 and is famous for being the city's oldest absinthe bar. Step into the past and savour the charm of this atmospheric bar, which was once frequented by renowned artists such as Hemingway and Picasso.