Barcelona's Raval neighbourhood is considered one of the most multicultural areas of the city.
A great way to explore this area is with a free tour, such as the Free Tours of El Raval that we offer here at Guruwalk. It will take you around the area and show you some of its incredible buildings, architecture and history. The tours are a fantastic way to learn about the area from the locals.
One of the highlights of El Raval is undoubtedly the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art. It has been recently renovated and revitalised.
This museum was created to showcase contemporary art by international artists, including those with a social message. It is part of Barcelona's Museum City and covers three neighbourhoods: El Raval, Còrsega and Poblenou.
Barcelona has its own art scene and it is evolving every day. Recently, one artist painted a mural on the wall in Barcelona's Raval and others have followed suit. It is a great example of what is happening in this city when it comes to urban art.
The mural features different figures who are all holding hands. The artist was inspired by the idea that people should walk together, hand in hand, and not be judged by their origins or gender expression.
Continuing with the artistic expression that so characterises this Barcelona neighbourhood, we must not leave out the Palau Güell.
The Palau Güell was a house built by Antoni Gaudí for Count Eusebi de Güell.
At the end of the 19th century, Antoni Gaudí began to work on the architecture of the Palau Güell. In 1883 he had finished his first draft of the project and by 1886 he had completed it. He was commissioned to build it by Count Eusebi de Guelle, who wanted a summer residence for his family and commissioned it in 1885. The building is surrounded by two gardens and has a limestone façade with bas-relief drawings of plants and animals.
Palau Güell is one of the most visited monuments in Barcelona due to its unique architecture that combines Gothic, Renaissance and Art Nouveau styles.
As you can see, the Raval neighbourhood has a lot to offer. In its offer stands out the Art that is born from the multiculturalism and history of this particular area of Barcelona.