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Alternative Tour: the other side of Barcelona.

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 25, 2021

We are a group of Professional Guides in love with our city. We like to show it to you, so that you too fall in love with these wonderful place.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Book now the Best Raval tour in town!

Some people say that the neighborhood of the Raval is the neighborhood of the prostitution, the drugs and the poverty.

This is so reductive.

So much so that it is an insult to the Raval and its inhabitants.
The Raval is first and foremost a "barrio obrero", a blue collar neighborhood.

It is the district where the industrial revolution started in Spain in 1832, where people demanded justice, respect and fought for it. It is the district of the work day of eight hours and no more fifteen, of the strikes and the riots,of the solidarity between the people.

The Raval is the birthplace of the anarchism and the syndicalism in the country.

Did you know that Barcelona had been ruled by the anarchists at some point at the start of the civil war for ten months ?

Did you know that our wonderful city had two nicknames, the "Rose of  fire" and the "City of the bombs" ?

Join us to discover the alternative side of the city, not the pretty, the glamorous but where normal people live and keep on resisting nowadays. Feel the essence, the soul of Barcelona.
We are gonna talk about the Raval today, the most diverse and multicultural neighborhood of the city, 66% of its population was not born in Spain.

It is also one of the hotspot of the street art in town and its street sometimes look like an open air museum.

This won't be your usual walking tour.
We are gonna show you the good,the bad and the ugly.

An heritage the city can be proud of, humble people demanding justice and refusing to take no for an answer.
The Raval is also the home of the oldest Bar in town that has been open for 221 years, a wonderful market "la Boqueria" and many very amazing architectural treasures  that you will surely be happy to have discovered.
We are waiting for you and the Raval is too!

See you soon !

In this tour you'll see:

- Anarchist movement in Barcelona
- MACBA
- Plaza Real
- Palau Güell
- Street Art
- Botero's Fat Cat
- Absinth Bars
- Vampire of el Raval
- Keith Harring´s mural
- Medieval Hospital of the Saint Cross
- And much more!


Reserve now your spot, we have limited places!

**IMPORTANT**
°Reserve now! This is a very popular tour and we have limited places!
°Look for the PINK Umbrella!
°From the 1st of march 2023 the tour will be with radioguides. This will have a coat of 1€ per person.
 °If you're a group of more than 6 persons, even in different bookings you will need to pay the guide a minimum of 10€ per person before the tour starts.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Carrer de Bergara, 20, 08002 Barcelon...
    Carrer de Bergara, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Plaza Catalunya on the corner of Calle Bergara, outside the FNAC store. Metro station Catalunya lines 1 (red) or 3 (green). You will find us with a very easy to identify Pink umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaça de Catalunya
  • 2
    Outside visit
    gutter fountain
  • 3
    Outside visit
    MACBA
  • 4
    Outside visit
    AIDS WALL (KEITH HARING).
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Raval Vampiress
  • 6
    Outside visit
    CCCB
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Botero's Cat
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Calle de Joaquín Costa
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Hospital of the Santa Creu of Barcelona
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Bar Marseille
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Guell Palace
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Royal Square

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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Paula 22 Apr 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Excelente el recorrido y la información que Pablo dio durante el paseo. Muy recomendable
ASUN 21 Apr 2024
Fraga

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Muy ameno y didáctico
lorena 20 Apr 2024
Rosario

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Excelente recorrido que solos no hubiéramos realizado El guía muy amable y agradable
Montserrat 18 Apr 2024
Torremolinos

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Visita genial...y Juan...nuestro guia/guru.. FANTÁSTIC...MUY BUENO
Maite 18 Apr 2024
Paris

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Segundo tour que hacemos con Barkeno Tours y con Juan Pablo. Explicaciones muy claras, se nota que sabe de lo que habla. Recomendado
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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