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(in Spain) a dry riverbed used as a road or thoroughfare


(ˈrɑm blə)

n., pl. -blas.
1. a dry ravine.
2. a broad avenue, esp. in Barcelona.
[1820–30; < Sp < Arabic ramlah]
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com, 020 3870 6844 CITY BREAKS Barcelona from PS89pp: A two-night trip to the Catalan capital comes with flights from Luton on January 29 and room-only at the three-star Hotel Moderno Bcn, just off La Rambla.
On August 17, 2017; 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub drove a van into pedestrians on La Rambla in Barcelona and killed 13 people and injured at least 130 others, one of whom died 10 days later on August 27.
Es facil, a toro pasado, lamentar que en la Rambla de Barcelona no hubiese bolardos de los que impiden que pasen los coches.
Javier MartE[degrees]nez, father of Xavi, spoke about the moment his son was killed when a vehicle rammed into a crowd in La Rambla, Barcelona, on August 17.
Even when I was walking down La Rambla, you could see blood in the cracks on the cobble stones.
MADRID, Aug 21 (KUNA) -- Spanish police said Monday that they have fatally shot the man suspected of killing 13 people in a van attack on Barcelona's La Rambla.
The driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on La Rambla in Barcelona, killing 13, may still be at large, Spanish police say, denying earlier reports that he had been shot dead at a Catalan seaside resort.
The city quickly attempted to return to normality yesterday morning, just hours after twin terror attacks killed 14 and injured dozens of others when two vehicles ploughed into pedestrians on the central thoroughfare of La Rambla, and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils.
One signal was filed immediately after the bombing of La Rambla and the other two hours after the incident.
Ce jeudi 17 aout, dans l'apres-midi, une fourgonnette blanche a percute les passants sur l'avenue tres frequentee du centre de la ville catalane, La Rambla.
Visit Mercado de La Boqueria food market off La Rambla in Barcelona for a glass of tempranillo.
Strolling into town, we discovered we were less than 15 minutes from La Rambla - which is virtually always busy - but it is a Barcelona institution which has to be done.