Rambla dels Caputxins is one of the most touristic sections of the street since it contains La Boqueria market and Joan Miró mosaic.

La Rambla, Barcelona’s most popular street, ​​is divided into five sections: Rambla de Canaletes, Ramblas de les Flors, Ramblas dels Estudis, Rambla dels Caputxins and finally, Rambla Santa Mónica. This post focuses on  Rambla dels Caputxins, which goes from Pla de La Boqueria to Plaza del Teatro

1. It takes its name from the convent of the Capuchins, burned during the 1835 anti-clerical revolts.

2. Rambla dels Caputxins was the first stretch of Las Ramblas to become a walking area. That generated conflict between the City Council and the partners-friends of the Liceu Theater. The opera house is located in La Rambla and they were afraid of pedestrians affecting performance days.

3. This section begins in La Boqueria, considered one of the best fresh food markets in the world (and the most popular of Barcelona)

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Fruit stop at La Boqueria.


A Miró piece full of emotivity

4. In front of La Boqueria there is a Mosaic that artist Joan Miró gave to Barcelona in 1976 to welcome travelers who came to the city by sea. In fact, the arrow inside the circle tells you how to enter it. After the 17A attacks, it became a symbol of Barcelona’s courage.

5. Nearby there is Ferran Street. Under its floor tiles there is one of the numerous Barcelona’s abandoned underground stations.

6. The most famous operas of the world have been represented at Gran Teatre del Liceu. It is one of the safest theaters that exists. Anyway, it has survived two fires and an anarchist attack. Thus, those events are not exempt from certain conspiracy theories speaking of ghosts and mystery.

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El Gran Teatre del Liceu, en La Rambla, Barcelona.


Errol Flynn and Hans Christian Andersen slept in La Rambla

7. There is also Hotel Oriente, which has hosted such important figures as Errol Flynn, Manolete or María Callas. In fact, Hans Christian Andersen, author of The Little Mermaid, lived from here the great 1862 flood in Barcelona

8. In carrer Nou de la Rambla you can find Palau Güell, the first important project of Antoni Gaudí. Moreover, he used the trencadís technique for the first time. Years later, that made him the father of Catalan Modernism.

9. Soon you get to Plaça Reial, which was built between 1848 and 1860 to ennoble the monarchy, especially Spanish King Ferdinand VII. It is one of the most popular meeting points of La Rambla, as it is full of bars and connects the promenade with the Gothic Quarter. The street lights of this square were designed by Gaudí.

10. Your tour ends at Plaza del Teatro, where the Rambla de Santa Mónica begins, the last stretch of Las Ramblas before reaching the sea.

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Night event at Palau Güell.