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El Raval
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank barcaranger
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

1  Thank nich0lasireland
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Move away from the wide streets, flashy cars and international high street stores. Las Rambla is the heart of where the real Barcelona sits and has done so for centuries. Once the rundown quarter for harlequins and sailors, Las Rambla is now a multicultural mixing...More

Thank Wilhelm B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I enjoyed the time we spent here. Lots of shopping, eating and drinking. This seems to be where the locals go but tourists are perfectly safe and welcome

Thank daviem174
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Unless you’ve done everything else there is to do in Barcelona go ahead and skip this one. It’s said to be “up and coming” but nobody says up and coming to what exactly. I can’t go so far as to call it a bad neighborhood,...More

Thank Jeff9897
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Stayed in this area for three nights. Did not find anything that interesting. Still has a lot of restaurants, small eating establishments and shops run by immigrants. Not that far from Las Ramblas. Probably would not stay in this area on a return trip.

Thank Della G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It’s one of the few places that are authentic in Barcelona. It still has the feel of the pre World Cup , Olympic city which was when everything changed. It’s an immigrant area with lots of Filipino’s , South Asians etc etc living here and...More

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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
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