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The Ramblas

La Rambla is a street in central Barcelona, popular with both tourists and locals alike.

A 1.2 kilometer-long tree-lined pedestrian mall between Barri Gòtic and El Raval, it connects Plaça Catalunya in the center with the Christopher Columbus monument at Port Vell.

La Rambla can be crowded, especially during prime time tourist season. Most of the time, there are many more tourists than locals occupying las Ramblas -- this has changed the shopping selection, as well as the character of the street in general. For this reason also, it has become a prime target for pickpocketing.

Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end".

The famous Spanish painter Joan Miró created part of the Ramblas. His circular tile mosaic can be found very close to both the Liceu Theatre and the Liceu metro.