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Rambla de Catalunya

Rambla de Catalunya
View of the central lane
Length 1.3 km (0.8 mi)
Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates
From Plaça Catalunya
To Avinguda Diagonal

Rambla de Catalunya (Catalan pronunciation: ; Spanish: Rambla de Cataluña) is a major street in the Eixample district of central Barcelona. It is one of the city's trendiest streets, with many international fashion shops, and is lined with lime trees.[1][2][3]

The street stretches from Plaça Catalunya to Avinguda Diagonal, a distance of some 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi). It runs parallel to, and between, the Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Balmes. It can be seen as an extension into the Eixample of the famous La Rambla.[1][2][3]

Sights

Casa Fargas
Casa Serra
El toro assegut

The street is lined by a number of notable buildings:

There are also two notable statues in the street, both created by the sculptor Josep Granyer in 1972:

Culture

The Rambla de Catalunya has always been a street noted for its art galleries, theatres and cinemas. Some of which have disappeared or been transformed with the passing of the years, but there are still two cinemas on the street.[1]

Unfortunately the Teatre Barcelona, once one of the most iconic theatres in the city, has had to be pulled down.

Transport

Like its more famous cousin, La Rambla, the Rambla de Catalunya has a wide central pedestrianised area. This is flanked by two narrow service roads, which in turn are flanked by narrow pedestrian walkways in front of the buildings. Unlike La Rambla, the central pedestrian walkway is interrupted by cross-streets.[3]

The nearest Barcelona Metro stations are:[3]

  • Catalunya, immediately adjacent to Plaça Catalunya, is a major interchange station served by several metro and suburban railway lines.
  • Diagonal, near the intersection with Avinguda Diagonal, is another major interchange, with the platforms on various lines linked by long underground passageways. This is the only station with an access directly to the Rambla de Catalunya.
  • Passeig de Gràcia is one city block east of the midpoint of the street.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Rambla de Catalunya". Turisme de Barcelona. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Rambla de Catalunya". Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rambla de Catalunya -Barcelona Photo Guide". www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  4. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, Josep Emili (ed.). Catàleg del Patrimoni Arquitectònic Històrico-Artístic de la Ciutat de Barcelona, p. 115, Barcelona, Ajuntament de Barcelona, 1987
  5. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 119
  6. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 120
  7. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 121
  8. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 121
  9. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 122
  10. ^ Hernàndez-Cros, op. cit., p. 123

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