As I have already said, Barcelona is one of my favorite places in the world. Not just because of my life-time friends who live there, but also because of the beautifulness of the city. I will try and retell my experiences and describe the great places in here.
I can star for example, with The Rambla. From its beginning, on the highest part, next to the Cataluna Square, to the start of the Colon Monument, this path takes five different names which are the main characteristic of the place.
On the first place, the Rambla de las Canaletas appears, named like this because of the great amount of small canals that exist in this area. People say that if you drink from the main fountain we can find there, you will return to Barcelona soon.
The next part of the Rambla is the “Rambla de los Estudios”. This name was given because of a building from the fifteen century, which was the biggest University of the place. This university from Barcelona was nulled by the king Felipe the fifth, and given another use, before the completely destroyed it in 1843.
If we continue going downwards on the sea’s direction, we get to the “Ramba de las Flores”, also known as “Rambla de San José”. The name was given because of the San Jose Building situated in the middle of the rode. Many years ago, this building was the only place where people could buy flowers, and now the place remains as a demonstration for tourists.
What follows this one is the “Rambla del Centro”, known also as “Rambla de los Capuchinos”, due to a coffee stop in there, where Cappuccinos were the specialty of the house.
The last part of this path is the “Rambla de Santa Monica”, place that leads to the port of the city, and where we can find a beautiful church named Santa Monica too.