I'd always known that Las Ramblas was a tourist trap, but I pictured it to be way more exciting than it actually was anywhere close to being. I thought it was gonna be like a street market with tons of vendors selling clothes, boots, jewelry, food, and most importantly scarves!! I was so hoping to load up on scarves like I had when I visited Italy. But Germany was a bust and my biggest hope, Las Ramblas, was an even bigger disappointment. Instead, the street was really just a place for tourists to stroll so that they can waste their money on all of the nearby restaurants. The only thing the street has really got is flower stands and souvenir stands, but they are literally all the same!! There's not even a variation in the souvenirs! And then there are the street performers that I was expecting, waiting to trick you so that they can steal your money. But even those guys seemed few and far between. The street was really just a zoo of people. You're bound to pass by Las Ramblas while in Barcelona since it's in the center of town and nearby several popular neighborhoods. But I'd say the only reason to stop by would be to get to La Boqueria, an actual real food market.
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!