Las Ramblas, Spain's most famous boulevard, is an avenue running southeast from the Plaça de Catalunya to Barcelona's Old Port (Port Vell). The Barri Gòtic, or "Gothic Quarter," lies just east of Las Ramblas.
Metro stops in this area: Catalunya, Liceu, Drassanes, Jaume I
Las Ramblas will likely be your first stop in Barcelona, and rightly so. This area is a must-see. Even though it’s packed with tourists, it’s an exciting, lively neighborhood perfect for ambling around, shopping, and eating. You can take a pleasant stroll, enjoy some great people-watching and admire the beautiful medieval architecture of the Barri Gotic all around you.
*NOTE* Keep an eye on your bag or other personal belongings on Las Ramblas. Pickpockets are notorious for robbing tourists around here. (See emergencies & safety for more).