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Rambla del Poblenou

The centre of Poblenou’s social life

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The most prominent street in the Poblenou district, around which the district’s social and commercial life is organised. Rambla del Poblenou, with its bars, shops and emblematic establishments, is the main meeting place for the residents of the district.

Why visit Rambla del Poblenou?

Designed in the middle of the 19th century as part of the Cerdà Plan for the Eixample,, Rambla del Poblenou was a breath of fresh air for an area with a long industrial tradition that was starting to grow. At that time it was called Passeig del Triomf, but it has always been popularly known as Rambla del Poblenou and this moniker was officially adopted in 1986.

It is in the classic rambla-style with a broad central promenade, it is 1 km long and it is structured into rectangular and circular sections from Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes to the sea, crossing the whole district of Poblenou. On either side of the avenue there are restaurants, bars, shops and traditional establishments, such as the Casino de l’Aliança theatre, which has been the centre of the district’s social and cultural life since the late 19th century. The street is also adorned with sculptures, like the one at its top dedicated to Doctor Josep Trueta by Josep Ricart i Maimir, and "The Adolescent" by Martí Llauradó.

Moreover, on the chamfer corner of Rambla del Poblenou and Carrer de Pallars, you will find Casa Ramon Serra, a Modernista building constructed by Jaume Bayó from 1906 to 1909. The house stands out due to its stepped crown and the stone work on the ground floor, in addition to the floral sgraffito work on the top floor. The facade alternates larger balconies supported by fine brackets with smaller balconies sustained by plant leafs, and on the door and window of the corner, finished with a crowning that is higher than the rest, you will see an arch finished with a dragon within an oculus.

 

How do you get to Rambla del Poblenou?

On the Green Route of Barcelona Bus Turístic hop off at the Poblenou stop, which is very close to the district’s most emblematic street.

 

For the most curious of you

  • Did you know? Since 1996, the district has been participating in "Tallers oberts", an initiative in which artists open the doors of their workshops and studios to the public and cultural activities are organised to publicise Poblenou’s significant artistic output.
  • Local’s tip: On the corner of Rambla del Poblenou and Carrer de Ramón Turró there is a hundred-year-old establishment that is an emblem of the district: El Tío Che. It sells horchata and artisanal ice-cream and was also the second bar to sell hot dogs in Barcelona. If you have never had horchata, this is a good place to try it!
  • A must: To relax at one of its terrace bars after a day at the beach.