La Rambla, or Las Ramblas, depending on if you are just talking about the main street or all of the streets branching off from the main street, is considered the lifeline of Barcelona. The famous tree-lined avenue is over one kilometer long and a walk down it is a must when visiting the city. There you can find anything your heart could possibly desire, along with some of the best people watching possible.
The normally fifteen minute walk to get there from our hotel took us about two hours, as there were multiple distractions, such as a tapas restaurant and more boutiques that continuously called out our names. Oh, and the architecture along the way was not bad either!
The first thing to greet us as we encountered the beginning of La Rambla were the people who dress up like certain characters and then act as statues for tourists money. Normally, I would have walked by them without paying any attention, however my brother found them to be quite entertaining.
Especially, the man dressed as Jim Carrey from the movie “The Mask.”
Of course, my brother felt like I needed a turn with him as well. Yes, there is a video of me dancing. No, I am not sharing it with the world. Everyone will just have to be content with a photo!
One of my favorite things about European cities is that you can wander down an unsuspecting street, like below. . .
. . .and discover something hidden like this, a magnificent plaza:
We could have easily spent hours in the plaza watching the world pass us by and contemplating what life would be like if we lived in Spain, however it was our last night in Barcelona and we wanted to celebrate in style. Thus, we began our way back to the hotel.
But not before enjoying some ice cream, ahhh la dulce vida. . .