Where to stay around El Raval?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,777 holiday lettings near El Raval. From 1,623 apartments to 86 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near El Raval is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to El Raval?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in El Raval:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,539 holiday homes
  • El Born: 1,026 holiday homes
  • El Poblenou: 393 holiday homes
  • La Barceloneta: 583 holiday homes
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,598 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to El Raval?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in El Raval. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rambla del Raval: 4,998 holiday lettings
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona: 5,010 holiday lettings
  • Centre d'Art Santa Monica: 4,994 holiday lettings
  • Boqueria Market: 5,109 holiday lettings
  • Sant Pau del Camp: 5,002 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around El Raval listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in El Raval?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,623 apartments in El Raval. Our other popular types of El Raval holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 86 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 34 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in El Raval?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 28 holiday homes with pool available in El Raval. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday apartment in El Raval your home away from home

    If you’d like to see Barcelona at its most trendy and artistic, then you could check out the range of holiday homes in El Raval on HomeAway. You can’t get more central than this neighbourhood of important cultural institutions and atmospheric pedestrian streets, lined with interesting shops and enticing restaurants. Apartments in El Raval have an urban feel, showcasing contemporary design integrated with the historic architecture of one of Barcelona’s oldest areas. From your El Raval apartment you can step out and join the bustle of this young, exciting part of the city, reaching Las Ramblas and a host of other sights in just a few minutes.

    Things to do

    -Culture. El Raval has a reputation for literature and the arts - in this neighbourhood are the Museum of Contemporary Art and Centre for Contemporary Culture. You could continue your journey through Barcelona’s arts scene by visiting the nearby Parc de Joan Miró to see one of this artist’s most important sculptures, the 21 metre-high Woman and Bird. There’s also a fantastic museum in Sants-Montjuïc dedicated to his work.

    -Architecture. Barcelona has a UNESCO World Heritage Site protecting its numerous works of Catalan Modernist architecture, an offshoot of art nouveau that straddled the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The luminary was Antoni Gaudí, who designed La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in l’Eixample, as well as the sublime Sagrada Família church, an awe-inspiring landmark so elaborate that it won’t be completed until 2026, a century after it was started.

    -Local sights. No visit to Barcelona would be complete with out a walk along Las Ramblas, which passes by El Raval. It’s a bustling, tree-lined walkway, home to flower-sellers, living statues and a famous mosaic by Joan Miró by day. On the way you could stop by at La Boqueria market or watch the world go by from a street-side cafe.

    -Food and drink. El Raval is a young, stylish area, home to trendy cafes, bars and noodle houses. Tapas bars also abound, especially if you head up to Plaça Catalunya. On Passeig de Gràcia the scene is a bit more upscale, with lots of elegant cafes and eateries lining the street. There are a number of places to enjoy fresh seafood across Barcelona, but very close, in Poble-Sec is Rias de Galicia, serving fish in the Galician style.

    -Shopping. El Raval is probably the best place to be if you’ve come to Barcelona to indulge in rental therapy. In the immediate vicinity are alternative boutiques and independent book-shops. Across La Rambla are a mixture of small, affordable fashion stores and all the international high-street brands. You could make for Passeig de Gràcia for luxury boutiques, or down to Barceloneta for Maremagnum, one of Barcelona’s best malls.

    Weather in El Raval

    If you plan to arrive at a holiday home in El Raval in summer then chances are you’ll get lots of warm, sunny weather, with temperatures that get close to 30 degrees most days. Evenings tend to be quite close at this time of year, with temperatures never slipping far below 20 degrees. Rainfall becomes more frequent later in the season, with September and October two of the wettest months of the year. Winters are normally mild, with sub-zero temperatures very uncommon, while the fringe months of April and November are usually pleasant.

    Travel to El Raval

    El Raval holiday accommodation has great transport links, especially if you’re using Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) to get there from Britain. There are lots of low-cost routes from the UK to this destination, particularly during the summer. Once you arrive you could catch a taxi, or the Aerobus, which stops in nearby Plaça Catalunya. You can also take a Rodalies train, on the R2 line, and then take the Metro to any of the Sant Antoni, Paral-lel or Universitat stations on the L2 line.

    Activities and attractions in and around El Raval

    Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that El Raval has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Rambla del Raval (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
    • La Rambla (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Bubbleparc (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Barcelona Aquarium (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Carrer Montcada (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
    • Barcelona Zoo (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in El Raval

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, El Raval is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Montjuic (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
    • Barceloneta Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
    • Mar Bella Beach (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Park Guell (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
    • Mossen Costa i Llobera Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Placa de la Sardana (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)