La Rambla

There may be no better place in the country to indulge in the Spanish ritual of the paseo (stroll) than on this wide, pedestrian street that is anything but pedestrian. An orgy of activity day and night, La Rambla is voyeuristic heaven. Spray-painted human statues stand motionless among the passing crowds; buskers croon crowd-pleasing classics; caricaturists deftly sketch faces; bustling stalls create an open-air market of bright bouquets and chattering parakeets; and round-the-clock kiosks sell everything from The Financial Times to adult videos.

  • Metro: Catalunya; Liceu; Drassanes

Gran Teatre del Liceu

  • open 11:30am–1pm daily

  • €4

  • guided tour of the main building: 10am(€8.70)

  • guided backstage tour of the stage, rehearsal rooms, wardrobe ...

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