Barcelona's Raval district is considered to be the ghetto, intimidate tourists, telling horror stories about local robbers and drug dealers. Do not exaggerate, because Raval is not the same, that earlier, and even rob you may just as well in any other tourist area, if you are not careful.
Going down the Ramblas towards the sea from the Place de Catalunya, to your left is the Gothic Quarter, Raval and on the right. Most of the inhabitants of the Raval is the immigrants from Pakistan, Morocco and the Philippines. Taking a walk here sometimes forget, you're in Europe, around the colorful stalls with cheap fruit, halal shops and bright color east.
Now Raval if not every week, just opened a few stylish new restaurants, bars and shops. Especially good top Raval, is that part of, that is closer to the museum MACBA. On the Pintor Fortuny street are many vegetarian restaurants and food shops helpful. For shopping in Raval suggested Ferlandina street, Elisabets, Doctor Dou, Riera Baixa и Workshops, here you can buy vinyl records, vintage clothing and other unusual.
From the right on Rambla Raval also boasts the ancient and beautiful Boqueria market, where you can taste and buy various goodies. And on the boulevard Rambla del Raval with the statue of the legendary cat goes on Sundays handmade Fair, where they sell different jewelry and beautiful objects, ideal for gifts to friends.
For the party go on the street Joaquin Costa, or the lower Raval district in Video rental, where everything is mixed - hipsters, Dealers, ladies and women of easy virtue.