It is also perfecto for seeing contrasts between people selling beers on the black market and the university students walking by, as well as interesting buildings like the ancient Hospital de Sant Pau or the famous Gato de Botero sculpture.
Facilities: spa, gym, massage, tanning salon, sauna, room service, snack bar, restaurant.
Parking in El Raval, highlights of the area.
If we vie de député still havent convinced you to visit Raval, then maybe.
While you are out that way, the Centre de Cultural Contemporania de Barcelona (cccb) is a wonderful place to check out. .This is easily the best bar in El Raval for history and local vibes.There are tons of bars to grab a drink but its also noted for its variety of kebab shops these shaved meat emporiums are the greatest preemptive hangover cures since not drinking!Take the lads here for a Barcelona stag do with insta-laughs.They offer tons of exhibitions, changing every puta locura con torbe three to six months.

Barri Xines (China Town) early in the 20th Century.
OK, so it has a bad reputation with locals.
Marmalade, or stop off for a cocktail.
Don't wander down any unlit alleys and be watchful of your belongings everywhere.
This work of art is a mansion that was built for Eusebi Guell between 1886 to 1888.Principal Hotel - 2 star Hotel.Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) old town.To ensure your parking space is available when you need it you can book your parking space in advance.They say Raval has changed for the worse but the truth is its always been a working class neighbourhood with substandard housing.If youre in town for the World Press Photo exhibition make sure you attend.They put on events including poetry slams, experimental film, exhibitions, music, and other performances.Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri (11:00 am to 8:00 pm Sun (10:00 am to 3:00 pm closed Tues.Casa Almirall - Old school Barcelona Carrer de Joaquín Costa 56 Metro: Universitat (various) Website Super hipster Barcelona has swallowed up traditional establishments by the hundreds, but this El Raval bar has been going strong since 1860.One step into the premises and youll see the chicken spits rotating a level above the typical kebab place.

Hands in your pockets, were going in!
This cat is a true symbol of this part of town and brings a smile to everyones face who walks.
Its Barcelonas most ethnically diverse neighbourhood.