La Rambla del Raval, designed by Carles Diaz, Xavier Sust, Oscar Tusquets and Lluís Clotet, is a new space in the heart of the Raval Quarter. The space was gained after bringing down five blocks of houses. The result is a wide promenade with palm trees and terraces that is now a meeting point for the residents of this neighborhood.
With less than 10 years of a heavily criticized life La Rambla del Raval has become a place of social contact, especially appreciated by residents with a Pakistan background. That’s
why some also call it La Rambla de Pakistan.
The spirit of the old Raval Quarter with it’s bad reputation now co-exist with new buildings and an oval shaped 5-star hotel. This mix of new and old is what is so special in this rambla.
On weekends you can visit the urban designers market and also there is a “jaima” (the typical dessert tent) where you can taste tea and cakes made by the Arab residents of the neighborhood. The market is open all Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 21hs.
You cannot leave La Rambla del Raval without visiting the illustrious cat, a giant art work designed by Fernando Botero.