Palosanto is a bar in Raval with a wooden bar, mirrors on the walls, green plants at the entrance, although it used to be a fish and chip shop there is no stink of fish to be found! A cool place to eat great tapas, with all of the food freshly cooked and locally sourced. The owners are from Venezuela and they are very friendly, it gets busy so it is advisable to book in advance.
There are a wide range of tapas available, from tortilla, patatas bravas and chicken fingers, so there is something for everybody, and there is also the possibility to go for vermut, (a very typical Spanish pastime).
we used to go here before going out on the town, and it holds many good memories, you should check it out!
Location and Contact Information
Address: Rambla Del Raval, 26, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Location: El Raval
Phone: +34 931 66 23 47
Monday - Friday: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday & Sunday: 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Palosanto means literally “holy stick” and is from a tree in the South American region of Gran Chaco, mothern Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay and Ecuador.
Today it is still used by the shamans of the Andes and in the Amazon jungle for their and rituals, and generally as an incense for meditation and purification and to eliminate negative energy. Its original scent and properties create a peaceful and pleasant ambience. The wood of Palosanto can be reused and lit again repeatedly.
What is Palosanto used for?
This wood has been used for centuries by its locals in a variety of spiritual, religious and medicinal forms. In this article, we share with you the best known uses of Palosanto and its outstanding properties.
Palosanto wood was traditionally used as incense in ceremonies and rituals, in fact its use was very common because it incited good luck. Whoever used it, opened to receive its benefits, filling inhere here and now with magic and creativity. In fact, one of the most common uses of the Palosanto is as a talisman or amulet / protector.
Following the traditions of South America, the uses of Palo Santo today can be divided into 4 important practices:
you can also use the wood of Palosanto in its natural form, without burning by Placing the wood in strategic places to refresh and aromatize any space (cabinets, vehicles, house), in a respectful and ethical way with the environment.