El Raval

" El Raval is a true multicultural neighborhood, and an absolute favorite with artists, Bohemians and hipsters. "

Annebeth Vis, our local from time to momo Barcelona

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.

Highlights

Palau Güell
Museu Marítim
MACBA
Mercat de Boquería
Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Routes going through El Raval

El Raval & Sant Antoni

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Our favourite hotels in El Raval

These are the best hotels, specially selected for you by Annebeth Vis, time to momo Barcelona local.
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Andante Hotel

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Cheap but pleasant three-star hotel with a rooftop swimming pool in El Raval, close to Museu Marítim and the Ramblas.
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BCN Home Guest House

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A simple budget hotel in El Raval, close to La Boquería Market. Attracts a younger crowd.
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Hotel 1898

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This historic hotel can be found on the Ramblas in El Raval. The interior is elegant and classy, with lots of wooden details and warm, classical colors.
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Hotel Casa Camper

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Popular hotel with a striking interior in El Raval. Founded by the same people as the ones behind the Camper shoe brand.
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Acta Mimic

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Cool, modern and affordable hotel. Located in El Raval, close to the Ramblas and the harbor.
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Hotel Curious

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An affordable hotel in a perfect location in El Raval. The walls are covered in photos of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.
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Barceló Raval

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Known locally as the Lamp Shade, thanks to its peculiar structure, this trendy hotel in El Raval has a fantastic rooftop terrace with an equally fantastic view.
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Hotel España Ramblas

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This hotel is a true El Raval classic. Tourist can even book a guided tour of the premises.
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Eco Boutique Hostal Grau

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Small, basic eco-hotel in the heart of El Raval. The interior features lots of wood and vintage details.
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