Barcelona - El Raval (PDF Chapter)
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 is now so hip – in a grungy, inner-city way – that barcelonins have even invented a verb for rambling around it: rav-alejar.
- shop and browse at buzzing and beautiful Mercat de la Boqueria, and tuck into some tapas at one of the lively bars.
- explore historic Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu and relax under the trees in its elegant courtyard
- get to grips with the occasionally challenging art collection at Macba and watch the skaters performing their tricks in the space at the front
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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