Enjoying the local gastronomy
Strolll Las Ramblas and grab a bite in the colorful and exciting Mercado de la Boquería. Since 1836 the Boquería has been considered the beating heart of the city and every day, more than 200 traders roll up their blinds, ready to offer the choicest local and international gastronomic products. There are also many bars here to sample some of the freshest local specialties.
Las Ramblas is a tree-lined pedestrian mall, it stretches for 1.2 kms connecting Plaça de Catalunya in the center with the Christopher. Columbus Monument at Port Vell. La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west.
The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was «the only street in the world which I wish would never end.»