Perghhhh.....lama betul tak update blog. Nak kata busy tu tak juger, travel banyak sangat sampai jadi malas nak bercerita, compiling stories, boleh load gambar je then save as draft. Kih kih kih. Tapi terasa rindu pulak dengan blog ni~
On our 2nd day in Barcelona, we spent the whole day walking from Sagrada Familia to the Street of La Rambla. La Rambla is a Pedestrian Mall or a promenade famous among tourist and locals alike. Always crowded during the day till late at night. Rambla in Spanish means, "watercourse" and La means "The". I heard somewhere before that the La Rambla was previously a river leading up to The Port Vell. In 16th century, a series of important buildings were built along the river including convents and a university which were demolished by 19th century. It is of 1.2km stretch with Placa Catalunya on the northern most end and Port Veil at its southern end.
The best way to get to The La Rambla is by using Metroline, less hassle. There are three Metro stops to the La Rambla. From the Southern end is The Drassanes Metro station, Green line, L3; midway is the Liceu Metro station, Green line, L3 and northern end Catalunya Metro station, Green line, L3, Red Line, L1.
So, What's interesting? The statues, lots and lots of statues + human statues. Souvenir stalls along the promenade and artists at work, caricature artists. The Christopher Columbus statue near the Port Vell end and other attractions such as the iconic Mercat (market@ pasar) La Boqueria and Museums.
|Coming through the Catalunya end|
|The La Rambla|
|Human Statue, geletek sure melatah statue ni. Kalau masukkan duit kat mende alah depan die tu, secara automatik, dia akan beraksi. Sekali patung boleh senyum daa...|
|Buildings around La Rambla|
|Another Human Statue|
|The Casa Mila, another building designed by Antoni Gaudi. Can be noticed from the signature chimney.|
I've read in Spain Lonely Planet book, tourists especially need to be cautious, as there are lots of pickpockets in La Ramble, in fact around the city of Barcelona too. There are also lots of expensive restaurants and shops due to La Rambla popularity somehow everything around La Rambla becomes a little bit pricey, some halal restaurants selling kebab,if am not mistaken it is near the Casa Mila. Oh, patut tulis entry nih lama dulu, rasanye macam dah setengah tahun kejadian terjadi, hihi~