The Ramblas is located on the site of a former stream and takes its name from the Arabic word ‘Remla’, which means ‘sandy ground’.
The Ramblas emerged with the advent of modernity, when, in 1766, an avenue was marked out alongside the medieval wall that ran through this part of Barcelona after the 13th century. In a city of narrow winding streets, the Ramblas was the only suitable place to see and be seen and for the enjoyment of all citizens. As it was a central thoroughfare, people of all classes congregated there.
Along its 1,200 metres, its main attractions include: the Canaletes Fountain, where legend has it that anyone who drank from the fountain would always return to Barcelona; the Liceu Theatre; Moja Palace; the Church of Bethlehem; Virreina Palace; the Boquería market; the Wax Museum; Santa Mónica Art Centre; and the viewing platform of the Columbus monument at the end of the Ramblas.
Strolling along this important street, you will come across an interesting mix of ‘human statues’, flower stalls and stalls selling animals, especially birds.
Address: The Ramblas runs from Plaza Catalunya to Portal de la Pau.
Buses: 14, 38, 59, 91
Metro: Catalunya (L1, L3), Liceu (L3), Drassanes (L3)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.