The Ramblas never ever stops. It’s an incessant river of people and it is sensitive only to the daily tides and the days of the week. Indifferent to the heat, or so it seems, the courageous visitors leave their apartments and crowd the avenue under the August sun, trying to make sense of the hustle and bustle that surrounds them. Don’t they deserve a rest? We think so, therefore we would like to share a little secret with them. So, dear visitor: turn off Las Ramblas for a while and enter Carrer de la Boqueria (the one that starts at the Miro mosaic on the ground). Walk down to number 10. You’ll find the beautiful entrance of the Petit Palace Hotel. Cross it, and walk in as if you have a special pass. Nobody will ask you questions. On your right you’ll find a glass door that opens to one of Barcelona’s hidden jewels: the garden of the Casa Ignacio de Puig. Soak in the atmosphere, breathe the smell of trees, flip out a book or order a drink from the hotel bar – which has also put out some comfortable garden furniture for you to use without any restrictions – and enjoy this romantic garden built in 1861, a true refreshing and silent corner in the middle of the city.
Las Ramblas is easily accessible from any of the central apartments in Barcelona and is only a short walk from the Barceloneta Beach.