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Free tour

The Raval - Myths and Legends of the Barcelona Underground.

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Quality Verified Registered on July 14, 2019
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Every city has that place, that space, where it turns invisible everything that bothers it and disturbs it.

This is the case of Raval, a neighborhood that since its inception has a history of marginalization and exclusion.

But like everything that wants to be silenced and hidden, the Raval shouts, shouts in favor of integration and art.

I invite you to discover the stories, legends, myths and iconic places of one of the richest neighborhoods in the world in culture and diversity

In this tour we will visit: 

  • Carrer Tallers
  • House of mercy
  • Macba and CCCB. 
  • House of Enriqueta Martí (vampire of the raval). 
  • Former Hospital of the Santa Creu. 
  • La Boqueria Market. 
  • Liceu Theater. 
  • Palau Güell. 
  • Marseille Bar.
  • Rambla del Raval.


Live an unforgettable experience through the most hidden corners of this exciting city. 

Our tour lasts approximately 2 to 2:30 hours. 

 

 

*ESSENTIAL* 

 

• Make a reservation before coming. 

• Look for our multicolored pinwheel to find us at Plaça Catalunya Metro exit at the beginning of the Rambla.

• Groups of more than 6 people, even in separate reservations, must pay a minimum of €10 before the start of the tour 

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rambla de Canaletes, 11, Ciutat Vella...
    Rambla de Canaletes, 11, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Metro Plaza Catalunya, exit Rambla. Find my multicolor pinwheel.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    La Rambla

    We will start the tour in Rambla where I will put you in situation about Raval quarter.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Carrer dels Tallers

    This is the streets where labour activism began in Barcelona, the it became the heart of punk culture of Barcelona.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Vicenç Martorell

    The only chance for babies born during the industrial revolution is here.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    MACBA

    This is the heart of the underground culture of Barcelona and Europe. Remember, priority is for skaters.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    MURAL DEL SIDA (KEITH HARING).

    One of the most important graffiti in the world is in Barcelona, let me show you as it is not easy to find it.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Calle de Joaquín Costa

    One of the main street in Raval where culturasime is the main rule. Also, one of the most enigmatic character of Raval lived here, "the vampire of the Raval".

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Hospital de la Santa Creu de Barcelona

    More than five centuries of history is in this building and one of the main important person of the city was here here, Gaudí. Let me explain why.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Boqueria Market

    Enjoy your sight and your taste in the only and unique market of Barcelona.

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Liceu
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Güell Palace

    Are your sure you have visited all Gaudi work in Barcelona? I am not sure about that as one of the most important building he designed is in Raval.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Bar Marsella
  • 12
    Outside visit
    El Gato de Botero

    At the end of the tour, we will visit the cutiest character of Raval, the cat of Botero in Rambla del Raval.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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(476 ratings)
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Professionalism
4.77
Fun
4.65
Expression
4.78
Quality
4.75
Route
4.77
Matea 18 Jul 2024
Zadar

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
In the end I was only one on the tour so I was pleasantly surprised when my guide, whose name was Roberto (not 100% sure) offered me that we do the tour anyway. He was professional and gave a lot of information about the other side of Barcelona, the quarter named Raval. If anyone wants to see the other side, I would recommend doing it with the guide.
Miriam 17 Jul 2024
Oviedo

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Paulina fue muy buena guía y aprendimos muchas cosas que no sabíamos
SARA 17 Jul 2024
Trani

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Arianna molto simpatica e gentile tour caratteristico
Marta 09 Jul 2024
Leeuwarden

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Roberto was a great guide. His storytelling was amazing and essential to unstigmatize the Raval. Definitly going back and recommend the tour!
Marta 02 Jul 2024
Barcelona

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Paulina muy encantadora. Te cuenta de historia y leyendas y anécdotas con mucho conocimiento y mucha pasión! La recomiendo!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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