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Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past

An urban core with a dark side

€29 per person

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
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    Flexible scheduling and refunds

€29 per person

€29 per person

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Get to know this vibrant neighborhood and its edgy roots away from the tourist crowds.
  • Hear the legend of the Raval Vampire outside the house where she once lived.
  • Tour the ancient Hospital of la Santa Creu where doctors performed autopsies in theatrical style.
  • Learn about the troubled past of the city’s oldest church, the Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp.
  • Visit a former house of mercy that hides chilling secrets within its walls.
  • Discover the dark history and cool graffiti of the south side of Raval, formerly called the Chinese District.

Itinerary

  • Casa de la Misericordia

    Where Barcelona’s foundling wheel for unwanted infants is hidden in plain sight

  • The House of the Lady Vampire of Raval

    Once home to a villain whose crimes will make your blood run cold

  • The Royal Academy of Medicine

    Part of the former Hospital of la Santa Creu, infamous for its autopsies

  • Church of Sant Pau del Camp

    Barcelona’s oldest church, previously a monastery with a violent history

  • The former Chinese District

    The hub of 20th-century Barcelona’s seedier nightlife

  • The Three Chimneys Park

    Once the center of industrial Barcelona, now the best place for graffiti art lovers

Plan your trip

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

This tour ends at the Three Chimneys Park (Jardines de las Tres Chimeneas).

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

We’ll meet outside Lefties, between the entrance of the shop and the metro stop, Plaça Universitat 7, 08007, Barcelona.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour covers around 2 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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