Raval District

The Raval district is the most western part of the Barcelona Old Town, located between the busy Rambla and the recently restored Mercat de Sant Antoni. It is however a neighborhood that gives me mixed feelings: while some areas are the kind of off the beaten path alleys you’ll love to explore, other backstreets aren’t too recommendable nor safe… But if you are an intrepid traveler that are willing to see the (just a bit) darker side of Barcelona and love to see where cultures mix and where immigrants live, in this tag you’ll find our best recommendations to help your explorations.

Keith Haring graffiti in El Raval district

Barcelona Raval District: Safety & Sites To Visit

RAVAL BARCELONA WILD DISTRICT​ El Raval is the district of the Barcelona Old Town located East of La Rambla, mainly between La Rambla and the Poblesec and Sant Antoni districts. Originally it was a land of farming and facilities that didn’t fit in a tight walled city (and that locals preferred away from them), such …

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Restaurants Raval Barcelona Spain

Great El Raval Restaurants You Need To Check Out

NEED HELP CHOOSING RESTAURANTS IN RAVAL FOR DINNER? El Raval neighborhood is the most densely populated area in the Ciutat Vella district. I must say that long ago people called it Barri Chino (Chinatown) because of the vandalism and crime there, and it was considered a dangerous place. Nowadays, after building two police stations, new university faculties, …

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