Barcelona’s iconic Las Ramblas is incredibly popular for a number of reasons. Once the city’s only lit street, locals gathered here to socialise, watch sporting events, visit the many festivals and markets that took place and, as George Orwell once did, stay in the city’s first hotels.
The street also contains a number of interesting places and features: Joan Miro created a huge circular street mosaic here in 1967 that you can still walk over today; there’s Plaça Reial – a lively 19th century square with incredibly tall palm trees and street lamps designed by Antoni Gaudí; Spain’s only erotic museum, complete with Marilyn Monroe waving from the balcony; and La Boqueria – the famous food market and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks.
It’s also home to Europe’s biggest and Barcelona’s only automatic car park(!).
Toward the southern end of La Ramblas you’ll find the street performers of Barcelona.
It’s here that you’ll see the likes of Galileo, the Devil, the Grim Reaper, a Medieval Knight, an Angel, the Alien from…Alien, a man sat on a toilet and a whole host of other colourful and interesting characters.
Drop a few cents in their coffers and go and have your picture taken with them.
Free to view – but a few cents for your picture taken with the the performers.
N/A – but various performers are there year-round.
From Plaça Catalunya head on down La Rambla toward the Colombus monument until you see them.