This part of Las Ramblas, which goes from Carrer Carme to Carrer Hospital, is also known as La Rambla de les Flors (the ... More
Rambla de Sant Josep / La de les Flors
This part of Las Ramblas, which goes from Carrer Carme to Carrer Hospital, is also known as La Rambla de les Flors (the Rambla of flowers) because of its profusion of floral kiosks. The tradition of these little stands harks back to the Middle Ages — where knights once fought each other (and were then regaled with flowers, of course). In the 19th Century, this section of the Ramblas was a meeting point where women talked and men read the newspaper. You'll also find the Boqueria Market here where restaurateurs go daily to get fresh produce, as well as Virreina Palace , which is an information and exhibition center.
The outdoor food market here is spectacular, a great place to people watch and take photos. The fruits and vegetables are all so colorful and fresh. We saw entire pigs at one stand, live seafood at another. Grab some ultra-fresh goodies (there's a great cheese stand inside) for a picnic.
This is a series of streets joined together one after the other, that lead from Plaça Catalunya to the sea.
The word rambla comes from the Arabic term, ramla, which means a riverbed, and these streets actually used to ...
This is architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner's most important work. Started in 1902, construction was finally completed by his son
in 1930. Once a thriving hospital complex, the building houses 48 wards, all decorated with mosaics, sculptures and murals, ...
This quarter of medieval origin is found below Plaza Urquinaona and on the left side of Via Laietana. It is
called Sant Pere because the area grew around the Monastery of Sant Pere de les Puelles, and you can ...