The Rambla of the Sea
The Rambla de Mar isn’t really part of La Rambla proper but as it is included in most of the guidebooks, it’s definitely worth including here.
It’s also an absolutely beautiful walk that gives you a wonderful view of Montjuïc and the bottom section of the Barri Gòtic, so although including it as part of La Rambla strikes me as Barcelona City Council spin, it is actually a marvellous addition to this part of the city.
The Rambla of the Sea was designed by Helio Piñon and Albert Viaplana, and came into use in September 1994.
The Rambla de Mar is a wavy wooden walkway that begins next to the Port Autònom building on Moll de la Fusta and stretches across to the wharf opposite, the Moll d’Espanya.
The promenade is a very effective extension of The Ramblas and a great way to approach it is by crossing over the roundabout that forms the base of the Columbus Statue.
Once you’ve reached the water’s edge, you’ll see a number of pleasure boat trips on offer.
If you want visit the Port of Barcelona by boat, my strong recommendation is that you should choose Las Golodrinas – a Barcelona classic that’s been taking visitors round the port at a very reasonable price for at least as long as I’ve been here.
The real bonus is that Las Golondrinas is one of the free attractions included on the Barcelona Card.