Shop til you drop - Barcelona is a very popular destination for shopping enthusiasts. One of the reasons are for sure the accessible prices for the Spanish clothing brands like Zara (Inditex Group) and Mango. Zara copies all new trends and designs from fashion designers right from the catwalk almost immediately. Other shops which belong to the … [Read more...]
Historically El Raval was the haunt of prostitutes and cheap lodgings, however these days, although it still retains a red light district, it’s much cleaner and safer as the local government has spent a lot of money in an attempt to smarten it up. The area is lively, remarkable, and full of character, due mainly to the bohemian and diverse range of cultures and backgrounds of the people who live here. Cosy cafes, trendy restaurants and chic bars rub shoulders with art studios, galleries and bookshops. And in the middle of it all is the MACBA, Museum of Modern Art, and the CCCB which is the neighbouring exhibition centre. For an affordable short break book into Barcelona apartments rent if you’re here to shop. Looking for something different? Then Raval is the place to stay as there’s lots of accommodation and small one-off boutiques lining the streets for a unique shopping experience. This area is busy day and night so you’ll always find something to eat or do whatever the time, and it’s within walking distance of the most popular districts including the Gothic Quarter and Eixample and Las Ramblas. Deciding to base yourself in El Raval means you can shop for ingredients at La Boqueria and Mercat Sant Antoni food markets to cook in your apartment.
El Raval is a multicultural neighbourhood divided in two parts by the Carrer Hospital. NORTHERN PART: the most interesting. Popular terraces, cheap (but often delicious) restaurants, and bars next to lounge cafés, alternative boutiques, New Age book shops, and amazing international exhibition halls. MACBA : contemporary art museum from the … [Read more...]
Select an area for more details: El Gotic - Rambla, El Born, Eixample, Gracia, El Raval, La Barceloneta El Gotic - Rambla The historical centre of Barcelona from Plaza Cataluna down to the old harbour (Columbus statue), alongside the Rambla: 1,3 km... To be seen : The Ramblas & the living statues The Plaza … [Read more...]
Ciutad Vella (catalan) means Old Town. Until the end of the 19th century, the historical centre or Ciutat Vella ( the Gothic area, La Ribera, La Rambla and El Raval) was the city of Barcelona. It is famous for its historic monuments, narrow streets and its bohemian atmosphere. You can walk for hours in its medieval streets wandering how it must … [Read more...]
Barcelona is not only famous for its architecture, the beaches, the nice weather, the food and its nightlife, but also a popular destination for people who love shopping. One of the reasons are the interesting prices for the spanish brands like Zara and Mango, as prices in Barcelona are about 30% cheaper than in other European countries. Especially … [Read more...]
Barcelona´s bakery Reykiavik Carrer doctor Dou 12 (street in the Raval area between the Ramblas and Macba) Barcelona Ph : 93 302 09 21 Website Barcelonareykjavik Second shop in the Gracia area carrer Asturies 20 ( Metro Fontana) Third shop in the Born area Carrrer Princesa ( Metro Jaume) If you are used to eat good whole wheat … [Read more...]