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Rambla de Raval, Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank SaleDamc
Reviewed 10 October 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank borisbananas
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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!

Date of experience: February 2018
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La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry
riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard,
and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La
Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll
past impressive human statues and artists while others
take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at
one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic
Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and
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