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Filmoteca de Catalunya

The Filmoteca de Catalunya – Catalonia's national cinema – sits in a modern 6000-sq-metre building in the midst of the most louche part of El Raval. The films shown are a superior mix of classics and more recent rel…
Live Music in El Raval

Jazz Sí Club

A cramped little bar run by the Taller de Músics (Musicians’ Workshop) serves as the stage for a varied program of jazz jams through to some good flamenco (Friday and Saturday nights). Thursday night is Cuban night,…
Gay in El Raval

El Cangrejo

This altar to kitsch is a dingy dance hall that has transgressed since the 1920s, and for years starred the luminous underground cabaret figure of Carmen Mairena. It exudes a gorgeously tacky feel, especially with t…
Live Music in El Raval

23 Robadors

On what remains a sleazy Raval street, where streetwalkers, junkies and other misfits hang out in spite of all the work being done to gentrify the area, this narrow little bar has made a name for itself with its sho…
Theatre in El Raval

Teatre Llantiol

At this small, charming cafe-theatre, which has a certain scuffed elegance, all sorts of odd stuff, from concerts and theatre to magic shows, is staged. The speciality, though, is stand-up comedy, which is occasiona…
Theatre in El Raval

Teatre Romea

Just off La Rambla, this 19th-century theatre was resurrected at the end of the 1990s and is one of the city’s key stages for quality drama. It usually fills up for a broad range of interesting plays, often classics…