Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city, has many interesting places to visit. The capital of the Catalan autonomous region situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and has a long history. One of the interesting places worth visiting is the area of Las Ramblas. Las Ramblas is a 1.3 kilometer long road that stretches from the main square Plaza Catalunya to the old port of Barcelona, Port Vell.
Plaza Catalunya is the center of the town which is used for various activities of citizens. This plaza used by people began simply to take a walk up to demonstrate. Both locals and tourists, are very happy to down a road that is touted as the most famous street in Barcelona. At the end of the street closest to Plaza Catalunya, there is a fountain. According to legend, anyone who drinks from this fountain will keep returning to Barcelona. No wonder that many tourists try.
Las Ramblas is very convenient for people on foot. The street is wide and its center exclusively for pedestrians. While on either side of the path of cars and motorcycles. All road users is orderly on track. Thus, no motorcycle to barge in to the pedestrian area. Along the edges of the path of cars and motorcycles, many old buildings. The lower part of the building was used for shops, restaurants, until the exchange.
While it is convenient, we must remain vigilant when walking in this area. Understandably, as is generally the world’s major cities, Barcelona also not free from the pickpocket.
While on either side of the pedestrian paths are small cafes. They staged tables with umbrellas. To keep the cold, some cafes light a small fire between tables. Some cafes add a transparent plastic tent to withstand the wind. Not only cafe, at Las Ramblas you will also find many painters who offer services. Only in about 5 minutes, drawing a caricature of yourself to be completed.
Souvenir stalls are also numerous in Las Ramblas. Souvenirs shaped magnets, for example, is priced at 3-10 euros. One souvenir of Barcelona is the salamander gaudi. Here the salamander’s body plastered with colorful mosaics. “Gaudi” is the name of a famous architect in Barcelona. He, among others, make Parc Guell. In the garden that comes with the house, there are giant salamander, the imaginary creature called “El Drag”. The shape is then become a one souvenir of Barcelona.
Once past the rows of souvenir stalls and cross the street, we will meet with the Columbus monument or the Mirador de Colon, in the local language. Christopher Columbus was sailor from Genoa, Italy, which have the support of the Spanish kings to discover new worlds. High monument is about 50 meters with a statue of Columbus at its peak. Inside this monument there is a lift that took us to see the sights of the city from its peak.
Just a few meters away from the monument, we find the entrance to Port Vell, which means the old port in the Catalan language. Many families spent the weekend here with seagulls fluttering. Wooden suspension bridge, Rambla de Mar, which connects the end of Las Ramblas with the Moll d’Espanya.
In the mall there are restaurants, shops, and a saltwater aquarium that is claimed the largest in Europe with a collection of 8,000 fish. In this port area, we can hire a rickshaw to travel around the region. Rates of travel rickshaw was around 65 euros per three hours for two passengers.
In addition to Las Ramblas, a “must” to visit is Camp Nou. This is the headquarters of the football club FC Barcelona. One of the best football club in the world.