Barcelona - El Raval (PDF Chapter)

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This is the El Raval chapter from Lonely Planet’s Barcelona guidebook.

Long one of the most rough-and-tumble parts of Barcelona, El Raval has seen remarkable rejuvenation in recent years. It is now so hip in a grungy, inner-city way that barcelonins have even invented a verb for rambling around: ravalejar.

  • shop and browse at Mercat de la Boqueria, a buzzing and beautiful market, and eat at one of the lively bars
  • maps
  • explore the historic Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu building and relax with a coffee in its courtyard cafe
  • transport
  • get to know the art collection at Macba and watch the skaters in front
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Activities.

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