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(in Spain) a dry riverbed used as a road or thoroughfare
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(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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Another claimed Spanish police had "completely blocked" La Rambla after chasing fans out of the popular gathering place of Plaza Real.
The US State Department has cautioned American citizens to remain wary of "terrorist threats" in the Catalan capital, specifically along its tree-lined central promenade of "La Rambla," Spanish state television reported.
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.
THURSDAY August 17 started off like every other busy summer day on La Rambla in Barcelona.
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.
Visit Mercado de La Boqueria food market off La Rambla in Barcelona for a glass of tempranillo.
The Holmfirth students, led by teachers Scott Cossey and Angela Wigfield, toured Barcelona including tourist attractions such as FC Barcelona, Park Guell, La Rambla and the Sagrada Familia.
Reflective of La Rambla in Barcelona or Piccadilly in London, The Drive at Akoya will now be extended to stretch 2.5km through the luxury development Akoya by Damac.