Secrets of bohemian Barcelona

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on November 14, 2022

We are a group of guides passionate about Barcelona and we want to invite all travelers, not so travelers and curious locals to get to know this wonderful city in a closer way, so that they can enjoy it to the fullest and perhaps end up falling in love, like us. When you decide to travel, don't you feel an emotion that you can't explain? An adrenaline that invades you, makes you smile and leaves you breathless? We call this almost inexplicable feeling Resfeber: that emotion of something new that is about to arrive and you don't know where it may take you.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Discover the hidden secrets of Barcelona's nightlife and art scene throughout the ages!

  • We will follow in the footsteps of the young Picasso and Dali, exploring their most impressive works in emblematic places in the city.

  • We will immerse ourselves in the intriguing Chinatown, where there was not a single Chinese, but which became the epicenter of nightlife with brothels and legendary theaters.

  • We will learn about the complexity and evolution of prostitution, from its shady beginnings to modern regulations.

  • We'll hear the fascinating narratives of the 20th century, when US Marines shaped mass tourism.

  • We will explore the origins of Paral·lel Avenue and its transformation through the centuries.

  • We will understand why these places were refuges of fun and gathering for all social classes.

Don't miss this incredible tour through the history of Barcelona!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Catalunya, 16B, Ciutat Vella, ...
    Pl. de Catalunya, 16B, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    - The guide will be waiting at the entrance door of the Movistar store with an orange umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    The 4Gats
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Nova Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Petritxol street
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Parés Room
  • 5
    Outside visit
    high school
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Arc of the theater
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Bar Marseille
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Teatre Apolo
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Avinguda del Paral·lel
  • 10
    Outside visit
    The Mill Barcelona

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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Alfredo 11 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Joan was fantastic as our tour leader. He was fun, knowledgeable and as a local he knew the nuances of the Neighbourhoods we visited. I think this tour gives another side/history of Barcelona worth seeing.
Miguel 29 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Ha sido un buen Tour por la ciudad, conociendo diferentes lugares con miles de historia. Carmen la Guía ha sido una muy buena expositora durante todo el recorrido.
Constanza 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Realmente superó todas mis expectativas!!! Carmen es una guía realmente profesional, entretenida, culta y con una gran capacidad de oratoria. Full recomendada :)
Ana María 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy interesante recorrido alternativo de Barcelona! Entretenido y diferente. Amamos a la guía, Carmen, tiene demasiado conocimiento y es muy carismática, le encanta compartir y es una gran guía!
Elvira 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Carmen es sin duda mi guía referente de la ciudad de Barcelona, yo crecí en Barcelona y con ella he aprendido tanto! ademas, su estilo de explicar es muy entretenido. Ella ama lo que hace y eso se nota, sus tours tienen mucho trabajo y preparación detrás. En fin, teneis que ir al tour ya!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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