by Lily Heise for Context Travel Blog
As with many ancient European cities, the neighborhood divisions of Barcelona were drawn in both Roman and medieval times. While what’s referred to as the Gothic Quarter has remained rather unchanged over the centuries, the area of El Raval has experienced a number of fascinating “urban lives” from its days as the “bread basket” of the city to being the heart of early 20th century bohemia. Architectural historian Celia Marin, who’s conducting her Ph.D., helps us discover the intriguing history of this up-and-coming district. Read the full article on El Raval Barcelona’s Gentrifying Neighborhood.