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“sant pau” (3 reviews)
“las ramblas” (9 reviews)
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Rambla de Raval, Barcelona, Spain
El Raval
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"sant pau"
in 3 reviews
"las ramblas"
in 9 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 2 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 2 reviews
"real barcelona"
in 2 reviews
"gothic quarter"
in 4 reviews
"prostitutes"
in 5 reviews
"migrants"
in 2 reviews
"tourists"
in 4 reviews
"stroll"
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"sights"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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
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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

2  Thank barcaranger
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Not only safe and attractive but hardly any tourists (unlike the clogged Las Ramblas nearby). Stroll through and admire the locals on the park benches.

Thank Axiomwatson
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly its not a place that I would return to. Rather seedy and unpleasant at times, watch out for the dog mess, and unsavoury characters.

1  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The last time I was in Barcelona we did not make it to El Raval, but this time I made a concerted effort to visit the Palau Guell, the antic Hospital Santa Crue, Sant Pau del Camp and others, including lunch at A Tu Bola,...More

Thank Grover R
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

While on vacation in Barcelona I walked by myself through throughout the Raval at all hours, including at 2 in the morning, and saw nothing but crowds of people having great fun. Never once did I feel unsafe, threatened, or intimidated. The Raval is a...More

2  Thank Brian V
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We spent a week bicycling through the Pyrenees mountains to the coasta Brava and came back to Barcelona to casa camper Hotel in the raval district we love the Raval district. It's truly authentic, people live there, school children are playing in schoolyards. Just starting...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nice neighborhood in the historic center of Barcelona. There is something to be seen in it. It's a little quieter than the Gothic Quarter.

1  Thank Ogi0
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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
...More
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