El Raval is one of the oldest and most picturesque neighbourhoods in Barcelona. Located in the Ciutat Vella district, it was surrounded by the city walls until 1859 and is currently bordered by Las Ramblas, Carrer Pelai, Ronda Sant Antoni, Carrer de Sant Pere and Paral-lel. Its history is a blend of agricultural activity and the first industries in Barcelona. Today, the revitalised and multicultural neighbourhood combines a selection of leisure venues with the city's most modern museums.
If you’re already in Barcelona or plan on coming soon, you’ll find a different city, free of crowds. This will let you visit more calmly the most charming neighbourhoods, the most unknown areas and the most popular places such as museums and theatres.
Barcelona has a long and abundant architectural history. Worldly recognised as the capital of modernism for the great quantity and quality of works it treasures and for the figure of Antoni Gaudí, it also stands out for the samples of contemporary architecture and for a prominant medieval past that has left its mark on the city. Below we invite you to discover the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona from all periods.
Do you like to travel at your own pace and plan your own itinerary? Barcelona has a a large and modern public transport network to reach all the city's places of interest quickly and comfortably. You can buy transport tickets that suit your needs: the Hola Barcelona Travel Card. This is how it works.