A sad hole in the wall

In Calle de Ramalleres, 17 in the walls of the Casa de la Misericòrdia, in El Raval there is a hole framed in wood. Poor women who were inacapble of feeding their new-born babies would leave them here on a platform which turned. The nuns inside hearing the baby’s cries would spin the turntable round and take the infant. Today the hole is blocked off. Map here


El Raval

Places in El Raval

  • A sad hole in the wall
  • Bar Marsella
  • Birthplace of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
  • Boadas cocktail bar
  • Can Lluis restaurant
  • Casa Leopoldo
  • From Carrer St Pau to Drassanes
  • From Carrer Tallers to Carrer Hospital
  • La Boqueria market
  • Old Hospital de Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • Rambla del Raval
  • Sant Pau del Camp
  • The Raval cat