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|Las Ramblas, or La Rambla
is a street in central Barcelona, popular with both tourists and locals
alike. A 1.2 kilometer-long tree-lined pedestrian mall in the Barri Gòtic,
it connects Plaça Catalunya in the center with the Christopher Columbus
monument at Port Vell.
|La Rambla can be considered a series
of shorter streets, each differently named, hence the plural forms Las
Ramblas (Spanish) and les Rambles (Catalan). From the Plaça de Catalunya
toward the harbor, the street is successively the Rambla de Canaletes,
the Rambla dels Estudis, the Rambla de Sant Josep, the Rambla dels Caputxins,
and the Rambla de Santa Monica. Construction of the Maremàgnum in
the early 1990s resulted in a continuation of La Rambla on a wooden walkway
into the harbor, the Rambla de Mar.
|La Rambla can be crowded, especially
during prime time tourist season. Most of the time, there are many more
tourists than locals occupying las Ramblas -- this has changed the shopping
selection, as well as the character of the street in general. For this
reason also, it has become a prime target for pickpocketing.
|Spanish poet Federico García
Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which
I wish would never end".
|The name rambla means, in Catalan,
but also in Spanish, an intermittent water flow, and is derived from the
Arabic 'ramla' which means 'sandy riverbed'.. View
also hotels in the Ramblas area
Ramblas Boquería, Barcelona
The Eurostars Ramblas Boquería
is an exclusive boutique hotel located in the heart of Barcelona, one of
the most exciting cities in the world. This select hotel is set in a 19th
century building which has kept its façade but has been completely
renovated inside. All its guestrooms enjoy privileged views of two
of the most characteristic landmarks in the city: the legendary Ramblas
avenue and the historical market known as the Boquería. Contrasting
very kindly with the majestic façade, the interior decoration is
modern in style, with minimalist lines and relaxing colours.One of the
greatest advantages of the Eurostars Ramblas Boquería is its privileged
location. The hotel is set in the heart of the historical city hub, the
shopping and tourist centre of Barcelona.
Situated on the lively Las
Ramblas Street in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, Spain, Hotel 1898 is
a refurbished 19th-century property housed in the former head offices of
the Philippines Tobacco Company. Guests are within walking distance of
Rambla de les Flors, the famous flower-lined street, as well as the Cathedral
and Moja Palace. The Picasso Museum, Olympic Stadium and Barceloneta Beach
are all within two kilometers of the property. Guests can enjoy the rooftop
pool's panoramic city views or visit the spa for relaxing steam and spa
baths, saunas or massages. Fitness fans can work out in the on-site gym.
During colder weather, guests can lounge in the solarium, swim laps in
the indoor pool or visit the reading room and enjoy a book from one of
the hotel's two libraries. The colonial-style 1898 Restaurant serves a
modern fusion of Catalan and Spanish dishes, while the 1898 Bar offers
drinks and light snacks, including tapas and sandwiches.
Hotel Metropol, Barcelona
The Hesperia Hotel Metropol
in Barcelona is a modern property set in the centre of the city; within
400 meters of the popular main thoroughfare, Las Ramblas. Hesperia
Hotel Metropol, Barcelona, is a convenient base for those wishing to explore
the area, as they can visit the bars of Las Ramblas and the Maremagnum
Shopping Centre, both within 400 metres of the hotel. Guests can
relax after a day spent sightseeing Barcelona in the multicoloured soft
chairs in the lounge, which incorporates a bar and television viewing area.
Hesperia Metropol offers a breakfast room, a laundry service and a nearby
parking garage. Business users will find conference rooms, fax and photocopying
services, and Internet access in public areas. The 71 guestrooms
are decorated in white and terracotta, with patterned fabrics and wood
Arc la Rambla, Barcelona
The Hotel Arc La Rambla
is located in the heart of Barcelona, on the Ramblas, a picturesque promenade
linking the centre of Barcelona with the sea. From here, you are
within walking distance of such unmissable places as the Liceu Opera House,
the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Statue of Columbus. No-one ever
leaves Barcelona without seeing the Ramblas. With all kinds of people
strolling up and down, both night and day, La Rambla is a magical place
where you can go shopping while taking in the history of Barcelona.
In Hotel Arc La Rambla you are sure to find the kind of room that suits
you. We offer a choice of 98, 36 of which have balconies with views over
La Rambla, the most famous street in Barcelona.
Duquesa de Cardona, Barcelona
The Duquesa de Cardona is
a sixteenth century hotel located in the centre of Barcelona in the Gothic
Quarter, only 100 meters from the cafes of Las Ramblas. Numerous cafes,
bars and attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, the Sagrada Familia,
Marina and Catalunya Square can be found within three kilometres. In the
restaurant La Duquesa guests can sample Catalan and international dishes
and wines in an intimate dining room with original 1850s features. The
room has columns and arched high ceilings, long windows and tiled floors
with contemporary décor and furnishings in warm colours. During
the day, guests can swim in the small outdoor pool on the roof terrace,
or simply sunbathe with a drink from the roof terrace bar. Relaxing massage
treatments are also on offer and guests can take advantage of 24-hour room
Flor Parks, Barcelona
Hotel Flor Parks is located
in Barcelona, Spain, on Las Ramblas, 50 metres from Liceu Metro station.
The Gothic Quarter and the Grand Royal Palace are both 300 metres away.
The five-storey Hotel Flor Parks has a solarium and sun terrace and a bar
serving drinks and snacks. Wireless Internet access and complimentary newspapers
are available, and multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can secure
valuables in the safe-deposit box. Parking is available nearby. Lirica
Restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes in a modern setting. Breakfast is
available daily for a surcharge. Hotel Flor Parks offers meeting
facilities on site. The 26 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Flor
Parks have light modern decor, with wooden furnishings and tiled marble
floors. Amenities include satellite television, direct-dial phones, wireless
Internet access, minibars, and safes.
Hotel Rialto in Barcelona
is an historic property, known to be the birthplace of artist Joan Miro.
It is located right in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just 50
metres from the town hall and the lively Las Ramblas boulevard. The attractions
of Las Ramblas, including the Liceu Theatre and the lovely Boqueria Market,
are within 100 metres, and the bars and restaurants of Plaza Real Square
are 200 metres away. Hotel Rialto's Restaurant Miro offers Mediterranean
specialities and wines served in a rustic-style ambience with warm terracotta
tones, exposed brickwork and cool tiled floor. Guests can enjoy a drink
and snack in the bar, which has an unusual fossil display, or order a bite
to eat from room service. This six storey hotel features 197 guestrooms,
all of which have simple white decor with parquet floors.
The Husa Oriente is a 19th
century hotel in Barcelona, Spain. The hotel is 200 meters from the Liceo
Theater and the Gothic Quarter. The Picasso Museum is 500 meters from the
hotel. Barcelona's El Prat Airport is 18.0 kilometers from the hotel.
A former convent, the Husa Oriente offers complimentary newspapers. La
Poma restaurant offers pizza and pasta and Atic restaurant serves Mediterranean
dishes for lunches and dinners. The Oriente Bar serves snacks and drinks
inside or on La Rambla boulevard outside. High-speed Internet access is
available for a fee. The 142 guestrooms in the Husa Oriente's five
floors include in-room safes and private bathrooms. All accommodations
offer Internet access.
Le Meridien is a luxury
hotel, located nine miles from El Prat Airport, in the center of the city.
The only five-star hotel located on the Ramblas, Le Meridien is a haven
of peace in the heart of Barcelona. Built in the classic Modernismo
style in 1956, it was originally called the Hotel Manila. The guest
rooms and public areas were all renovated in 2000-2001 to add a Mediterranean
feel to the whole property. In today's Barcelona, all places of interest
are minutes away from the hotel's doorstep. Fine Catalan and Mediterrean
cuisine can be enjoyed in the Le Patio restaurant, followed by a cocktail
in the Piano Bar. Le Meridien is a few minutes to fine dining, shopping
and entertainment venues. The guest rooms are spacious, comfortable
and have double glazed windows to keep the rooms quiet and peaceful. The
suites offer some of the best views of the historic quarter of Barcelona.
Palace Opera Garden, Barcelona
Petit Palace Opera Garden
is a restored property with a contemporary interior and courtyard garden
situated in Barcelona city centre, 100 metres from Las Ramblas and 500
metres from the cathedral. Guests can enjoy the breakfast buffet
(surcharge), surf the Internet, and relax over drinks in the bar. Multilingual
staff at the 24-hour front desk can store valuables in the safe-deposit
box for peace of mind. The hotel also offers a business centre, room service,
and nearby parking. The 61 air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated
in a contemporary style with modern art and include cable television, direct-dial
phones, minibars, and complimentary wireless Internet with use of a laptop.
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