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La Rambla and La Boqueria

Barcelona, CT, Spain
10 Kudos
During our 3 nights in Barcelona, we stayed near La Rambla at the EnVille Apartments. (The location was good, but our apartment was very dirty, quite different from the pictures, and exceptionally loud both from street noise and the people above us. I expected and am fine with some noise considering it’s a large city, but the walls here were paper thin. I would not choose to stay here again, but would definitely stay in that area of town again)We had a great time wandering La Rambla, though there is a high concentration of peddlers That will relentlessly try to force you to buy roses, umbrellas, or noise makers. We experience this most places we travel, and unfortunately it comes with the territory when you visit any touristy areas.For me the highlight was Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, which is right off of La Rambla. I have been to many open air markets, including Pikes Place in Seattle, but La Boqueria was just an incredible place to experience. I’ve never seen so many different items for sale, from nuts and candy, to meats and cheeses, to cups of fruit, to peppers and spices, to dried hibiscus, to goat heads. Just walking around and observing was an experience in itself. (Try the dried hibiscus! It’s delicious!)
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Bars and nightlife

L'Ovella Negra Ramblas
Very cool bar that is near La Rambla. Looks like a small hole in the wall from outside but is very large inside


En Ville Apartments
Could have been a fluke, but our apartment was very dirty (floors turned our socks black, there was what appeared to be a booger on the wall in one of the rooms, and there were ants everywhere) Location was great but i would not stay at these apartments again.

Points of interest

La Rambla
Large walking street lined with all sorts of restaurants, ice cream places, and shops


Bakery with really good pastries and empanadas for breakfast or snacks
Bar Boqueria
Little bar and restaurant inside the market. Great to grab a quick bite to eat.


Mercado de La Boqueria
Mercado de La Boqueria
Very cool market to explore and buy some unique items

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