LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RAMBLAS
The WTCB complex is in an outstanding spot, both for its views of the sea and its location right next to one of Barcelona’s strategic arteries.
It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the Ramblas, perhaps the city’s most emblematic boulevard. The popular avenue, extending from the Plaza de Cataluña to the Columbus monument, is always lively, bustling and full of curious nooks. The top part, known as the Rambla de Canaletas, features the fountain where the Barça soccer team’s victories are celebrated. Walking in the direction of the sea, the avenue becomes the “Rambla dels Estudis”, which is where the Poliorama Theatre —whose façade boasts a clock that has been keeping Barcelona’s time since 1821— is located.
As we continue on our way down, we reach the ''Rambla de les Flors'', which owes its name to the many kiosks where one can buy a multitude of flowers, seeds and plants of varying colours and origins. The scents and colours change and grow as we approach great market of San José, commonly known as La Boquería, the market of reference for Barcelona locals and one of our leading tourist attractions.
Lower down, we reach a stretch called the ''Rambla de los Capuchinos'', featuring the Gran Teatro del Liceo, the city’s oldest theatre and the only one where one can listen to opera music, followed by the Palau Güell, made of white stone and built by the architect Antoni Gaudíin the modernist style.
As we near the sea, the avenue becomes the Rambla de Santa Mónica, characterised by the multitude of cartoonists, painters and craftsmen selling their work on the pavement. The end of the Ramblas is marked by the monument that pays tribute to Christopher Columbus. The Ramblas provide a wonderful stroll filled with Barcelona’s charm.