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Rambla de Raval, Barcelona, Spain
El Raval
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All reviews las ramblas sant pau great neighborhood a great place to spend real barcelona gothic quarter tourists immigrants pickpockets stroll
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Reviewed 5 days ago

El Raval does have a reputation as being a little scary and whilst it does look a bit rough and dirty, in places, it is also very interesting. To the west of Las Ramblas, it is full of trendy shops, bars and restaurants, with a...More

Thank SaleDamc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read up about the Raval neighbourhood in my home town of Liverpool before starting and eighth days holiday to Barcelona, I had read about it being a bit rough and ready but being open minded I thought I would check it out and...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I used to live in El Raval (on the right side of la Rambla del Raval) and no matter what you read about the district in some travel blogs and guides; be aware that this district got some rough if not dangerous corners during the...More

5  Thank FreeDrinks2000
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

A bit of the Ramblas you lose some of the tourists but there are still plenty to create a cosy atmosphere. Plenty of bars and terraces available to sit down.

1  Thank Bart B
Reviewed 25 August 2018

My hotel is located in this quieter district, which is just the west of Las Ramblas. I visited the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu and nearby surroundings. Nice to spend a couple of hours exploring this historic neighborhood, with its narrow streets and alleys.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This is where you get most of the immigrant communities with Filipino, Middle East And South Asian people dominating. It is also a hugely up and coming area with lots of trendy foreigners buying places. The mix is amazing and you can have a great...More

1  Thank barcaranger
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This area of Barcelona is both a bit rough and shabby - but still very nice. I guess this is what the 'old' Barcelona looked like before all the tourists came and took over the city. Old buildings, narrow streets and just lot more quiet...More

Thank Simen S
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Raval is the area to the west of las Ramblas and has been known as a rough and unsafe area for a number of years although it seems OK now and there are some good restaurants in the area.Worth a visit as it is different.

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We stayed in a hotel in this neighbourhood, so we called it "home". Although minutes from La Rambla, it is not crowded wuth tourists. Lovely allies, lovely shops, nice people, gives you a feeling of real life

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Im an american living in the foreign land of the UK, and travelling here was incredible. The sher culural diversity alone was insane, and the fact i got mugged 3 times just adds to the experience!

2  Thank nich0lasireland
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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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