While Las Ramblas’ central location and selection of neighborhood bars and restaurants makes it an ideal place to soak up some local atmosphere, this pulsating artery of the city is also a popular destination for travelers drawn by its renowned performance artists, street cafés, and souvenir shops.
By day the main street of La Rambla buzzes with activity as international residents and visitors flock to the eateries, run their daily errands, people-watch from sidewalk tables, or gather around street performers dressed as demons, devils, dryads, and other fantastical creatures.
As night descends, the roadside cafés and restaurants fill up, while those in the know continue the parade toward the hip venues on the streets running parallel to Las Ramblas.
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