El Raval

El Raval, Barcelona

Carrer Elisabets in El Raval Barcelona Once the seedier side of Barcelona, El Raval is now home to many artists who have injected an aura of vitality and fun.

Plaça Catalunya and Plaça Universitat are within walking distance of the district.

If you’re coming from Plaça Catalunya, Raval is on the right-hand side and nearby is the famous La Boqueria market.

MACBA Raval Barcelona
The Museu D’Art Contemporani De Barcelona (MACBA) and the Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) have helped to regenerate this run down part of the city which borders La Rambla.

Raval has a rich ethnic mix and the area to the south is often referred to as Barri Xino (Chinatown).

The entire area is bordered by Ronda Sant Antoni, Ronda Sant Pau and Avinguda del Paral·lel in the south.

This is where the old 14th century walls stood and Portal de Santa Madrona (an old wall and gate) are remnants of the old wall and part of the Naval Museum.

Carrer Elisabets Raval Rambla del Raval

New hotels and restaurants such as Casa Camper are the result of the urban regeneration of the area.

The Filmoteca de Catalunya is a new arts cinema in Plaça de Salvador Seguí, close to Rambla del Raval. This are is surrounded by kebab shops and Barcelona’s first fish and chip shop which opened in August 2007.

There are many more lovely districts in Barcelona which are within walking distance of Raval.

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