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Rambla dels Caputxins

Rambla Canaletes
Rambla dels Estudis
Rambla de les Flors
Rambla Caputxins
Rambla Sta. Mònica

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This section goes from the Boqueria to the beginning of the La Rambla de Santa Mónica. This part of the Ramblas used to be a curious mixture of people from the lower classes and the well-off going to the Opera (Gran Teatre del Liceu). The Teatro Principal can also be found in this section of the Ramblas.


Inaugurated on the 4 April 1847, it has survived fires and assaults (in 1893 an anarchist committed an outrage against Barcelona's high society congregated here). One of the bombs which did not explode is exhibited in the Museu de la Ciutat.

In 1994, this magnificent internationally recognized theatre suffered a devastating fire which reduced it to ashes.

One of the most beautiful opera theatres with the best sound on the world opera circuit has now been rebuilt.


Going down the Rambla dels Caputxins to the left we find the most spectacular architectural masterpiece of Ciutat Vella: the Plaça Reial, which was built in 1850 by Francesc Daniel Molina. Street lamps designed by the famous modernist architect Antoni Gaudí were added later.

This square is par excellence one of the most popular leisure spaces of the youth of Barcelona.

On Sunday mornings there is an old stamp and coin market, at midday the famous terraces of the square open for people to have an apéritif and at night the square becomes one of the focal points of Barcelona's night life, with venues such as the Jamboree, the Karma, the Sidecar, etc.


Located at Carrer Nou de la Rambla 3-5 and built by Antoni Gaudí, one of the great geniuses of architecture of all times, between the years 1885 and 1889. It was the residence of the magnate Eusebi Güell, Gaudí's patron. The Palau Güell houses the Museu de les Arts del Espectacle.

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