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  • Writer's pictureMark Tullett

Rambla de Vilanova

The Rambla, as it is locally known, stretches from Plaça de les Neus to the Passeig Marítim. It is an unbroken pedestrian tree lined avenue. Where the railway line bisects the Rambla there is a pedestrian underpass. On each side there once were roads for traffic but they were closed off and pedestrianised in the 90s. I remember when the sides were still dirt tracks and used to get boggy when it rained.

The section from the church / plaça Neus to plaça Guma is the Rambla Principal, and the lower section from Placa Guma to the seafront is a Rambla de la Pau.

The Rambla originates from 1754, when the it was just 240 m. In 1820, with the demolition of the Capuchin wall, it became 366 metres In 1854 with the demolition of some hours that blocked the path it was extended to 600 m, and in 1874 to 700m. In 1881, the railway arrived in Vilanova, cutting off the Rambla, but the tracks were open and could be crossed on foot, until the underpass was built. In the 20th century it reached the sea (1957) and the last section was completed in 1963.

It is said to be the longest Rambla in Catalunya at just over a mile. And the stone plaque to which this week's challenge referred is the mid point - How many of you have walked over, or even trod on this some and had no idea what it was there for?

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