Las Ramblas is the name of a landmark tour of the city of Barcelona which runs between the Plaza Catalunya (in Catalan, Plaça de Catalunya), the heart of the city and the old port.
The walk is crowded during the day and late into the night. Is marked by newsagents, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops. Near the port tend to markets, as well as painters and artists. Strolling down La Rambla can see several interesting buildings like the Palace of the Viceroy and the La Boqueria market and the famous Liceo Theatre (in Catalan, El Liceu), in which operas and ballets. One of the side streets, a few meters long, leads to the Plaza Real (Plaça Reial), a plaza with palm trees and buildings with porches that host a multitude of pubs and restaurants, and which meet on weekends collectors unsealed and coins.
A trip to Barcelona would be incomplete without a stroll amongst the bizarre shopping stalls on Las Ramblas but hang on to your belongings as its a a honeypot for pickpockets as well as tourists.