Beginning of May, I was in Barcelona after 7 hours of the ‘excited’ cross-border-train-trip from Paris. The southern European country and this famous sexy city was amazing in my eyes with hints of passion and love of life in those old stones. Walking La Ramble in Barcelona, was one of the check-in item to do as first visitor. Well, there are some great things to do while walking from Plaza Catalunya down to Port Vell, and they are all free!!!


五月头,我坐着7个小时的长途火车从巴黎一路南下来到巴塞隆纳。这个城市给我的印象,有石头推起来的古老,有欧洲南部特有的那种热情和奔放,有巴塞隆纳这座城市给我带来的活力气息和对生活的热爱,当然也有数不尽的时尚和性感。在巴塞隆纳最出名、最长的大街La Ramble走一走是每个游客必做的,从大街一头的Plaza Catalunya 一路走到另一头的Port Vell,其中有不少有趣的事可以做,而且都是免费哒!!!

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

1. Check-in ‘BARCELONA’ & Pop-up handcraft market 

Walking in-between the old red-yellow stones, listening to the ‘crik-crik’ sounds with your steps, it is the beauty Barcelona old city. Around Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi, you can find everything old and even broken you want. Hanging around the lovely market to experience the most traditional way of shopping where I found a lot of beautiful handcrafts, jewellery, leather products, ancient coins and something more weird like bronze mirrors, old glasses, broken jewellery boxes…


1. 在印有“BARCELONA”的字母广场上签个到,顺便逛一逛跳蚤市场

在巴塞隆纳老城区里走一走,从一半黄色一半红色的古老石墙之间走过,听着脚底板下传来的踢踏声响,享受古老的氛围。在Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi 周围不止能找到陈旧的痕迹,就算是毁坏的,缺了个角的,巴塞隆纳人好似也懒得理会,就这么让它去了。在跳蚤市场逛一圈是不够的,因为实在有太多好看好玩的东西,古老的手表、精致的首饰、皮具制品、从来没见过的古铜币,还有一些奇形怪状的东西,比如铜镜、酒杯、破了的首饰盒子等等。

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

2. Start non-stop eating & drinking in La Boqueria (if you just have a look, it’s free!)

It’s a wonderful-world for kids and adults! I didn’t expect this rich view while stepping into the market with a suspending attitude by imagining the indoor market in Asia. It has everything you want as a foodie, while the most attractive things I loved, were those fresh fruit juices and smoothies, together with fresh fruit platter or cups. Even some fruits made me embarrassed because I never met them in my life. The candy shops were another eye-bomber! Where I found all the shapes and looks of cupcake, watermelon, apple, veggie and even bug!!! (they are all candies). In the market, there are still chocolates, dried fruits, nuts, alcohols… perfect for a perfect mouth-related souvenir shopping!


2. 在La Boqueria 里尽情吃喝(如果你打算不花钱,那看一下就可以了)

那里是孩子们和大人们的天堂!从外面看,这个市集不太起眼的样子,让我联想到黑闷闷的亚洲版市集,不过到里面却是大开眼界。里面有能够满足一个吃货的所有东西。最吸引我的是那些鲜榨果汁和奶昔,还有包装好的新鲜水果盘和水果杯,有的水果我还真叫不出名字来。糖果铺是另外一个让人看了流口水的地方。那里有各种各样的糖果,看起来像纸杯蛋糕的、西瓜的、苹果的、蔬菜的,还有像甲壳虫的。市集里,还有大量的巧克力、干果、坚果、酒类产品。。。如果要买跟吃有关的纪念品,估计就是那里了。

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

3. Wow! Those amazing living statue!

I was really confused when I first saw those street artists. Yes, they are living statue! Street living statue is not rare in many big cities and in the crowded streets, while the La Ramble style was impressive indeed. They took the street as their stage, while bringing all the passengers into a fantasy and magic world with those magic creatures like dragon, monster, witch meanwhile you can draft a story happening between the heaven and the hell in your brain.


3. Wow! 看这些活人雕塑!

第一次看到这样的街头雕塑,我还真分不清真假了。活人雕塑在一些大城市已经不是什么特别的风景线了,但在繁华的巴塞隆纳,La Ramble 大街有其独特的雕塑风格。那里的活人雕塑基本上都走天使与魔鬼路线,而雕塑清一色都模仿成是青铜造的。这些雕塑家把整条街变成一个奇幻的舞台,把路人带入一个又一个魔幻故事,里面有龙、有魔鬼、有女巫,我自己都可以编个故事,把天堂里的和地狱里的人物都放进去了。

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

4. A reminder to everyone to take a great voyage in your life

Columbus Monument at the end of La Ramble, is where everyone will see even from the middle of the long boulevard. It was built to remind the great voyage to the Americas of Columbus and his discovery of the new continent. Well, great history and thanks for that, we’ve got so many great trips to Americas as well. Relaxing on the grass or at the foot of the statue, the sunset was ready, and what was I thinking about? My next trip!


4. 一个标志性的建筑,提醒大家生命的伟大在于一场浩荡的旅程!

Columbus Monument 位于La Ramble 的最尾端。这座纪念柱是为了纪念哥伦比亚发现美洲新大陆的伟大旅程而设立的。真是要多些先人的壮举,如今我们可以在美洲大陆尽情畅游。像好多人那样,坐在纪念柱下的草坪上,享受午后的阳光,我那个时候想的就是下一个目的地!

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

5 free things to do on la ramble in barcelona

5. Ice cream, sea birds, sunset of Port Vell

Cross the Monument, I found my rest of the afternoon in this lovely and peaceful old port with a normal ice cream bite. The most I saw here were two, boat and bird! In the calm port, hundreds of boats were resting in the harbour while waiting for their next adventure in the sea. Same as the boats, those sea birds were also resting while ‘annoying’ the people. They were not afraid of you, but just too naughty to play with you and your breads. I wonder if I had fish in hands, they would even try to make friends with me.


5. 冰淇凌,海鸟,Port Vell的日落

穿过Columbus Monument ,我给自己找了块休息的地方,地点就在美丽的旧海港 Port Vell。手里握着冰淇淋,脱了鞋子,坐在海港边缘。在那个繁忙的海港里,我看的最多的是游船和海鸟!平静的港湾里,停靠着上百条游艇和游船,等待着他们的下一次海上历险。跟这些歇着的船一样,那些海鸟也在港湾里休憩,时不时还“骚扰”一下游人。那些海鸟完全不怕人,甚至还调皮的靠近手里拿着面包的人,我猜,若是我手里拿着的是条活鱼,估计它们要飞过来尝试跟我做朋友了。

 

Vacation look for a Barcelona city walk

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