Free Tour through El Raval, the Forbidden Barcelona

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

We are a group of professional guides in love of our city. We like to show it to you, so that you too will 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

Tour description

Dare to enter the legendary Raval neighborhood, one of the most enigmatic places in the city. Art, murders, disappearances, science and history all in one tour.

Walk with us through the narrow streets of this peculiar neighborhood, the cultural epicenter of Barcelona today, we will stop in front of what was the Casa de la Misericordia , an old and peculiar orphanage that will show you another side of the city with its particular history. We will pass in front of the famous MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona , a benchmark when it comes to urban art . Did you know that El Raval is full of urban art? Without a doubt, it is one of the elements that give identity to this neighborhood where a large number of artists live.

 Throughout the free tour, we will also learn about some of the most surprising stories that have taken place in the neighborhood , such as that of the vampire from El Raval , accused of prostituting and murdering several Barcelona children at the beginning of the 20th century.

 We will continue touring El Raval and we will get inside the old Hospital de la Santa Cruz built during the Middle Ages or the famous Botero Cat . Finally, we will pass by the Palau Güell , one of the first works of Antonio Gaudí, ending the visit in the Plaza Real around 1:00 p.m.

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  • Meeting point:
    Carrer de Bergara, 20, 08002 Barcelon...
    Carrer de Bergara, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    Plaza Catauña on the corner of Calle Bergara, outside the FNAC store. You will find us with a very easy to identify Pink umbrella.

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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Ariadna 03 Oct 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

Un guía fantástico

Paola 03 Oct 2022
Buenos Aires
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Me gusto mucho. Conoci gente formidable. El guia muy divertido y la experiencia fue muy constructiva.

Rosa 02 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022

Tour diferente a los habituales. Javier mezcla los datos históricos con curiodidades y leyendas. Soy y vivo en Barcelona, en el Ensanche cerca del Raval, y hoy he apre...

Raquel 02 Oct 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

El recorrido a cargo de Agustín fue muy entretenido. Este tour es interesante para descubrir los suburbios de la ciudad condal. Muy recomendable!

Dalia 01 Oct 2022
Santiago de Compostela
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

Muy bien tour, excelente profesional, le pone pasión y es atento!

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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 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.
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