Casa Batlló and La Rambla | Barcelona, Spain

La Rambla is arguably the most famous street in Barcelona. It is wide, tree-lined, and somewhat tourist-y in nature, but it is also a lovely place to sightsee and enjoy at least once while in the city.

We walked to La Rambla from where we were staying near Sagrada Familia (about two miles away). If you are coming from the Gothic Quarter, you’ll pass Antoni Gaudí’s famous Casa Batlló, which has a gorgeous exterior with a bone-like structure and crushed tiles forming mosaics. (You can also take a tour inside.)

After Casa Batlló, Plaça de Catalunya (Catalonia Square) is the gateway to La Rambla! This is the center of the city where the older and newer areas meet.

The first order of the evening was some gelato while we strolled. (Would you expect anything less?)

After a little more exploring, we entered Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, or simply La Boqueria, a large public market with all kinds of goodies.

(A gummy lover’s dream!)

Finally we all relaxed with gigantic drinks and tapas. There is a lot of wonderful energy on the street, and while it was not the BEST tapas I had in Barcelona, it was actually pretty darn good. The fresh air and people watching made it even better.

One more photo of La Rambla, which is blurry but I kind of love…

… definitely a fun introduction to the city!

This entry was posted in barcleona, europe, spain, travel, world travel.
  • Danielle @ EscapingEssex

    Barcelona looks absolutely gorgeous, I definitely need to visit soon!

    • Ashley

      I highly recommend it. Every city in Spain is so different, yet so wonderful. Such a beautiful country.


    on my wishlist for travel!! what a great experience!!! you are so lucky!!

    • Ashley

      I definitely hope you make it! Such a vibrant city and special country.

  • Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    As always gorgeous photos! Barcelona is on my must-see list, my brother tells me it’s amazing!

  • jackie jade

    I’ve been to Barcelona twice but it’s been quite awhile. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy La Rambla again! One of my fave cities!

  • Susannah

    How absolutely gorgeous!!! <3<3<3

    • Ashley

      Thank you!

  • Christine loves to travel

    A great place to walk around and sample food! The side streets off the La Rambla is even better :)

    • Ashley

      I completely agree. Definitely not the best food you’ll find in the city, but still a fun place to at least spend a little time– especially to people watch.

  • Kathryn

    Beautiful, I love all those shots of La Boqueria. Such a fun place!

  • Cayce

    Casa Batlló is one of my favourite Gaudi sites!! Have you seen it at night? So gorgeous, with the windows lit up. And yesss, La Boqueria. So many colourful food and those yummy fruit juices…. someone take me back!!

  • julie @ jewelswandering

    Ahh, beautiful place, I’m still kicking myself for not having made it to B’lona…! What a wonderful city!!

  • Rachel

    Wow. I have been wanting to get to Barcelona for the longest time and this really isn’t helping! That architecture is just stunning. Plus ice cream. Plus amazing food in general. YESPLEASE.