A promenade along Rambla del Raval is a mandatory experience while discovering Raval. The avenue is lined with attractive bars and cafes, equally good for morning café con leche on sun-lit terrace, lovely and simple lunch, or afternoon drinks.
Suculent (Rambla del Raval, 43) is praised for elaborate tapas and good choice of fish and seafood dishes.
Madame Jasmine (Rambla del Raval, 22) is jam-packed every night, with young locals sipping on delicious cocktails and chewing mouthwatering bocadillos.
Easily the best Turkish doner kebab in Barcelona is found in Kapadokya (Rambla del Raval, 15). There is also quite an impressive selection of Middle-Eastern classics.
For exciting new pizza flavors head to Pizzeria La Verònica (Rambla del Raval, 2-4) – signature pizza Verónica features sweet apple slices and delightfully tangy gorgonzola.
Also on Rambla del Raval is a sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero – his chubby cat has become one of Raval’s landmarks, and every day you’ll see people posing for photos with it.
Every Sunday morning an artisan market is held on Rambla del Raval. Much of the goods are nothing out of the ordinary – accessories, clothes, etc. – but there is always some handcrafted jewelry worth swooning over.
Metro: Liceu (line 3)