La Rambla by Bed & Breakfast in BarcelonaUntil 1854, the year in which Barcelona finally broke through its city walls, La Rambla, was used to be only one wide street at the heart of the city, an old stream whose name, according to popular belief, derives from the Arabic ramla, meaning “sandy ground”.

The Rambla was merely a path beside a stream running between convents on one side and the old city walls on the other. It was in 1704 that the first houses were built on the site of the old city walls, and the first trees were planted. In 1775 the old city walls by the Drassanes, or medieval shipyards, were demolished and a few years later a road was laid turning that part of the Rambla into a tree-lined avenue.

La Rambla by Bed & Breakfast in BarcelonaFrom the upper end, which runs into Plaça de Catalunya, to the lower end below the Columbus monument, this unique street in fact bears five names, each describing a section of the street. The most important is the first one: there is the Rambla de Canaletes, because of the Font de les Canaletes fountain, found there since ancient times: folk tradition has it that anyone who drinks from this fountain will keep returning to Barcelona.

Our Casa Maca Guest House is located at just 10 minutes walking from Las Ramblas, it’s the best option in accommodation for you.

Font: Web of Ajuntament of Barcelona


About bedandbreakfastinbarcelona

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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