By Nancy Todd
La Rambla, a mile long boulevard in Barcelona, is touted in all the tour books as the place to be: be seen, be robbed, and be wowed by the glorious architecture and antics. For me it is the Times Square, the Piccadilly Circus of Barcelona. I love to go early morning when all is still, the air moist and fresh. And, must admit, I am intrigued by the human statues that line La Rambla. My first reaction is how the hell can they stand all that greasy make up in the middle of August? They must be making good moolah is all I can deduct. Sometimes, after being still for minutes, they lurch scaring me and all the little kids. Not a career for me.
This guy is scary as is and when he leaps out, everyone jumps. The human statues like you giving them euros.
The best bet on La Rambla is to walk it from Pl. Catalunya down to the port. Don’t buy anything or eat on La Rambla. Instead, find cafes and shops on the side-streets off La Rambla that don’t cater as much to tourists. Watch your belongings on La Rambla and enjoy all the eye-candy!