The Raval is a popular district where the locals blend with families and people from Pakistan and Maghreb. The streets are perhaps a little somber, and undeniably a little neglected, but lined with small typical bars where you can eat Spanish omelets and pinchos, not to forget the famous “platos combinados”. Yes, you got it right, the Raval is a mandatory visit when you spend your holidays in Barcelona, or live there. It’s a district with a distinct charm, although it sometimes has a bad reputation. If you hesitate, stay in the main roads and avoid the small blocked streets in the small hours of the night!
Today we’re going to discover the market. It takes place each weekend, Saturday and Sunday. It’s located in one of the most beautiful Ramblas of the city: the Rambla del Raval.
This pedestrian avenue is surrounded by huge palm trees and lined with bars and restaurants. It’s really pleasant to walk around it, most of all during the weekend!
In this market you will find small stands that sell handicraft products. Jewelry, fashion accessories, clothing for children and adults, a tiny stand even offers a mosaic workshop, as well as small DIY kits to take home. We have particularly loved the big canopy that serves drinks and dishes from Maghreb. We recommend a mint tea and a little pastry, both of which you may enjoy at the small iron tables available just nearby!
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the famous statue of Fernando Botero’s cat! Don’t worry, it’s certainly not easy to miss!
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11h to 21h.
You will find all the information here
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