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Barcelona Food Walking Tour: La Boqueria Market and El Raval
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Rambla de Raval, Barcelona, Spain
El Raval
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly its not a place that I would return to. Rather seedy and unpleasant at times, watch out for the dog mess, and unsavoury characters.

1  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The last time I was in Barcelona we did not make it to El Raval, but this time I made a concerted effort to visit the Palau Guell, the antic Hospital Santa Crue, Sant Pau del Camp and others, including lunch at A Tu Bola,...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

While on vacation in Barcelona I walked by myself through throughout the Raval at all hours, including at 2 in the morning, and saw nothing but crowds of people having great fun. Never once did I feel unsafe, threatened, or intimidated. The Raval is a...More

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We spent a week bicycling through the Pyrenees mountains to the coasta Brava and came back to Barcelona to casa camper Hotel in the raval district we love the Raval district. It's truly authentic, people live there, school children are playing in schoolyards. Just starting...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nice neighborhood in the historic center of Barcelona. There is something to be seen in it. It's a little quieter than the Gothic Quarter.

1  Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 30 March 2017

if you want to chil like a local , you should go to raval. For night and evening, its a nice choice. You can see lots of places local go and eat. And you will see what spanish people do and talk, not only tourist...More

Thank gezginbezginperi
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at an Airbnb apartment in the area for a week over the New Year holidays. A simple but nice apartment in a bohemian residential suburb in Barcelona. Five minute walk, if that, to La Ramblas and close to the city centre and the...More

2  Thank jhopper5
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed somewhere here which I won't name as it was so noisy at night. The thing is the area is full of wonderful people doing stuff night and day just living their lives. Where the area meets 5 roads is where I stayed. So close...More

Thank PatriciaN05
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A heterogeneous neighborhood.You can encounter here a lot of emigrants,some of them wearing arab traditional cloths.The central area,around Raval street is nice,picturesque.There are many adjacent narrow cobbled streets,little restaurants and pubs.After the sunset on some of this streets appear prostitutes and queer people.

Thank zuv
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A nice place for a walk around the town,full of local people,small shops,few small restaurants.The giant cat was a nice suprise just out of nowhere.Worth seeing for sure and a change to more local culture.

Thank Lukasz S
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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this
gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an
excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic
spots in the entire city. A sense of humble
authenticity protrudes from the many independent
record stores, second hand shops, and student bars
that seem to light up the streets day and night. The
rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day
...More
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