Barcelona — Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas or simply "Ramblas" main street of Barcelona. The word "Rambla" is borrowed from Arabic and means "dry riverbed." The main boulevard in Barcelona was founded in 1775 Boulevard is divided into five streets, transitioning into one another. In the name of each is the word "Rambla", and together they are called "Las Ramblas".
Rambla Catalunya starts nA square (Plaça de Catalunya), which converge in nine of the largest streets of Barcelona. Zdes is also the one of the most famous and largest department stores in the city - "El Corte Ingles". From the square Boulevard sent to storonu Barcelona seaport and the Columbus Monument. At its inception, the historic fountain Kanaletes. According to local legend, who will drink from the fountain, he would return to Barcelona. In addition, the fountain Kanaletes is one of the venues of football fans kluba "Barcelona." This section of the boulevard and tak called "Rambla de Kanaletes."
At the other end is the Theatre de Triomphe, which nachinaetsya za "Rambla del Estudio" (street of birds, as they call it themselves barselontsy). Zdes once housed university "El Estudio," Philip V of Bourbon transferred to the Server. "Streets of Birds" this site called because here is the "bird market", which sells not only birds, Nr and other pets. On the "Rambla del Estudio" are: The Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (the first building in Barcelona, which appeared the town clock) and Mozha Palace, built in classical style in 1790.
This is followed by "Rambla de San Zhosep", or "de les Flora" (street tsvetov). Here is the "La Boqueria" - a covered market of San Zhosep (1835u). The market is famous for a huge selection of svezhih seafood, vegetables and fruits. Here is a historic building - the palace vice-queen of Peru - Palau de la Reina Vir. Rambla de San Zhosep overlooks the plaza of La Boqueria. Ha this area is one of the most unusual houses in Barcelona - Casa Bruno Quadras (house decorated by fasadu open umbrella). Once upon a time in this building housed the local umbrella factory.
The fourth area of Las Ramblas - the Rambla dels-Kaputshins, named in honor of the Capuchin monastery existed here. The Centre is now an artistic city, home to the famous theater "Liceu", one of the most famous in the world, according to some sources the best acoustics in Europe and second only to Milan "La Scala" on the number of seats. On peresechenii Rambla dels-Kaputshins and street Nou de la Rambla is famous works of Antoni Gaudi - Guell Palace, the building at the same time and under the stylized Gothic, and under the Moorish style. On the roof garden and sharp nahoditsya chimneys. A little away is the Royal Square or Plaza Reial, built in the years 1850h and decorated with palm trees. Lights in the square were designed by Gaudí.
Last fifth segment of the Rambla de Santa Monica goes directly to the column of Columbus. Columbus is looking at the sea. At the top of the column of Columbus (Hight its 50 meters) you can climb to the observation deck, otkuda a panoramic view of the city.
Other attractions of Barcelona:
Catedral de Barcelona
Castillo de Monjuic
Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya
Iglesia Santa Maria del Mar
Palacio de la Generalidad de Cataluna
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon
Basilica de la Merced
Palau de la Musica Catalana
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes
The Picasso Museum
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA
Parc de la Ciutadella
Museu Futbol Club Barcelona President Nunes