La Rambla is probably the most famous street in central Barcelona, beloved by tourists and locals alike; is a tree-lined pedestrian mall and it stretches for 1.2 km, connecting Plaça de Catalunya with the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell.
La Rambla forms the boundary between the quarters of Barri Gòtic, to the east, and El Raval, to the west. La Rambla can be crowded, especially during high season. Its popularity with tourists has affected the character of the street, with a move to pavement cafes and souvenir kiosks. The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca once said that La Rambla was "the only street in the world which I wish would never end."