The edgy side of Barcelona… Learn about El Raval

Barcelona.

Where do I begin… This neighborhood is like a maze, but a cool one. Beautiful shops scattered everywhere that are both edgy and artsy. The street life is incredible, never empty and is always crowded whenever and where you go.

El-Raval00Streets of BarcelonaEl-RavalBarcelona PeopleEl Raval is becoming a cultural hub, there is something to do every minute of every hour, the shops are celebrating all the time, and you will meet people from all over the world. El-Raval
You can easily get to El Raval through Catalunya square and La Rambla Street. La Rambla and Catalunya Down Town BarcelonaCatalunya Square in Barcelona Down TownMake it to the market “La Boqueria” It is known to be one of the best open markets in the world. PotatoesBig open market in BarcelonaBig open market in Barcelona selling tomatoescolorful PopsiclesInto Arts? Then visit the MACBA “Barcelona’s museum of contemporary Art” and you will see many skateboarders around the area. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary ArtMACBAMACBA

Explore the shops, and as you do, check out CHOK if you are a chocolate lover like myself. chokBest chocolate shop with cookies donuts and chocolates to die for in BarcelonaMaking chocolateBest chocolate shop with cookies donuts and chocolates to die for in BarcelonaBest chocolate shop with cookies donuts and chocolates to die for in BarcelonaBest chocolate shop with cookies donuts and chocolates to die for in BarcelonaHead to Caravelle for good food and coffee. CaravelleCaevelle1CaravelleAnd for coffee lovers, head to Satan’s Coffee Corner. Satan's Coffee Corner

El Raval is full of findings, I might have found the least of its best, so keep me posted on what I have missed out on. Drumming at El RavalBarcelonaEl RavalEl RavalFor the full Post on Barcelona, click on the below photo:

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Morning Diary 24 – A love affair in between the old streets of Barcelona

Saturday, November 22 2014

Day 7

Always leave the best for last, although sometimes it also isn’t the best thing to do given the nature of life and how unpredictable things are, but gladly I must say, today was fantastic. Started my day with my cousin Darine, biking to the beach sight to watch the sunrise, returned my gorgeous bicycle and started my walk between my favorite streets in Barcelona. Starting point was Gracia, to send most of my time in my favorite area taking it down to Sagrada Familia, down to the center of Catalina, Ramblas, Gottica and El Born. Getting lost between streets, finding incredible finds, and the deepest jewels are always in the lowest bottom end of the ocean, so you got to keep digging until you find shops, people, and wisdom that you will always and forever remember. This life we live in, if it is lived without art surrounding us, then it truly is missing out on the best there is. Don’t settle down for less than the art you enjoy, the art you connect with, the art you can use to speak for you. Art is in everything.

When it is time to say goodbye, it is also time to listen to songs you relate to and sing them out loud: Riding through the city on my bike all day cause the filth took away my license It doesn’t get me down and I feel okay Cause the sights that I’m seeing are priceless. You might laugh, you might frown Walkin’ round the mid town… Sun is the sky Oh why, Oh why would I wanna be anywhere else? Sun is in the sky Oh why, oh Why would I wanna be anywhere else?

Here is Ldn by Lily Allen

All photographs are taken with a Canon 70D