The Barcelona district of el Raval, located south- west of la Rambla, was a hub of industrialization in the nineteenth century. A centre of entertainment for liberal artists where theatres, brothels, bars and cabarets were plenty, Raval has been dubbed Barrio Chino for its American Chinatown- like bohemian vibe ever since the 1920s.
Saint George, the brave and famous dragon-slaying patron of a whopping eleven European countries and countless regions, towns and islands around the world is given a little break from his busy schedule once a year down in Catalonia. Here, his name is Sant Jordi and his holiday is on the 23rd of April.