Hi, my name is Mary Jane, I'm 33, Irish and have lived in Barcelona for nearly six years. I came here to study history and politics and once my course finished up I decided to stay. Last year myself and my boyfriend bought a small apartment in the heart of the Raval. It's an old apartment with some great 19th Century features, most of which we have done our best to preserve as we renovated over the last 12 months. We hope you like it!