What to do in the Raval discrit in Barcelona
When you have to describe briefly a neighborhood as important as the Raval, you don’t know where to start. Right in its narrow streets, all-time bars to restaurants with Michelin stars are hidden. Culture also flows through its veins, as it is one of the most historic neighbourhoods in Barcelona. And the fusion of cultures doesn’t go unnoticed either, a multitude of languages resound through the doors, in the benches and the conversations of the passers-by. In this post we show our favorite things to do in the Raval!
Before you start walking you need to fill your stomach. There is no better place to do it than Casa Leopoldo, a place of a lifetime. It recently reopened its doors providing the original menu. So if you want some star dish, we recommend trying: meatballs with cuttlefish and prawns, Andalusian-style squid, pork feet with ‘espardenyes’, or our favorite, arroz del señorito.
Macba. Museum of Contemporary Art
Possibly one of the most remarkable buildings in the city. Its exterior impresses from the first moment. Materials like glass, cement and metal extend towards the sky. Inside it hosts exhibitions of contemporary art and its aim is to debate and critique other ways of seeing art and the world.
Jazz is the most significant expression of the soul, and that feeling is noticeable in 23 Robadors. It is a meeting place for thousands of musicians and jazz lovers from Barcelona. On its stage, improvisation sessions are listened to daily, where the most emerging artists are surprised by their talent and technique. Behind the bar, you’ll find all kinds of drinks, malt whiskies, exotic rums and some handcrafted beer that will leave an excellent taste in your mouth.