The Raval neighborhood is located within Ciutat Vella, the historic district of Barcelona. Its narrow, rambling streets have witnessed the numerous changes the city has undergone over its history.
When Barcelona was a city trapped within its walls, convents and vegetable gardens abounded in the Raval. In the 19th century, the first factories were established, and workers living in the neighborhood began to shape its informal, popular character that still prevails today. In recent years, urban reforms and the arrival of new immigrants have again transformed this area of Barcelona, which has always remained vital and authentic.