Because of its large immigrant population, El Raval is often referred to as Rawalistan by the locals. For decades this was known as Barcelona's most infamous neighborhood. But during the 1990s this began to change. Dilapidated buildings were torn down, and the area started gaining popularity with European students, artists, and Bohemians. Now El Raval is full of art and culture, ranging from Gaudí to graffiti. The square in front of the MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art is a favorite with skaters. The surrounding streets are full of popular restaurants and great shops, and Rambla del Raval is the place for a drink at an outdoor café.
Routes going through El Raval
Our favourite hotels in El Raval
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BCN Home Guest House
- Guest accommodation
Hotel Casa Camper
Hotel España Ramblas