Les Ramblas

For centuries, the Rambla was an open watercourse and the city's outlet to the sea. Today an ample avenue shaded by luxuriant plane trees, it divides the Raval from the Gothic quarter. Structured around a wide central boulevard with traffic lanes on either side, the Rambla is a river of vitality with kiosks selling newspapers, flowers and domestic animals. Wider at the lowest end, the thoroughfare reaches its mean width on a level with Plaça Reial, a rectangular porticoed square dotted with tall palm trees and bathed by the sun. The Rambla is lined with the outdoor terraces of old cafés, establishments with Modernist façades and new souvenir shops, but perhaps most interesting point is the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the opera house, seat of Barcelona's important tradition as a city of opera lovers.
excerpt from
Barcelona The City of Gaudì

12 - 15 September 2001
Joan Miró

Ramblas Mosaic

Ramblas View

Ramblas Flower Stands

Ramblas Bird Stand

Ramblas Bird Stand Closeup

Ramblas Puppet Closeup

Ramblas Puppets

Ramblas View Wide South

Ramblas View Wide North

Groups of women
making lace

Ramblas Ladies Making Lace

Ramblas Lace Making Closeup

Ramblas Lace Making Closer Complex

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