El Raval Tours

Lying just to the west of Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, and home of the gleaming Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Raval is a once-tatty ‘barrio’ (district) that is rapidly cleaning itself up. Historically working class, today new boutiques, art galleries, bars and restaurants are springing up in this inner-city neighborhood at a rate of knots but neglected corners still retain an earthy air and a multicultural blend of Catalan, Arabic, Romanian, Indian and Indonesian cultures. Besides MACBA, the narrow alleys of El Raval are home to the ornate Gran Teatre del Liceu – one of Europe’s foremost opera houses and adorned with Japanese-style decoration – which opened in 1847, Antoni Gaudí’s twisting, fluid Palau Güell and the Romanesque beauty of ninth-century Sant Pau del Camp, the oldest church in the city. Contemporary additions to the Raval include the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), which sits adjacent to MACBA and is an innovative exhibition space fashioned from a 19th-century poorhouse; close by is the smooth concrete façade of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, where art house movies are shown. The district is also site of Barcelona’s magical food market, La Boqueria, which has its main entrance on Las Ramblas.

Practical Info

El Raval is in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City) and there are certain streets in the district that are still unsafe at night. Take the Metro to Liceu.
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Address: Barcelona, Catalunya 08001, Spain
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Private Barcelona Food Lovers Walking Tour

Enhance your epicurean experience of Barcelona on a 3-hour food walking tour of the Catalonian capital. With an expert gastronome guide, explore the ambient Raval and Gothic quarters in search of foodie hotspots favored by locals. Sample tapas in an authentic Spanish tapas bar; marvel at the cosmopolitan cuisine served in a Michelin-starred restaurant; and then pleasure your palate with a 3-course medieval Catalan meal in a converted chapel. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$160.08 USD
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Spanish Tapas like a local Private Gay Tour

Savor a bite of Barcelona’s legendary tapas culture during this 3-hour, private, food crawl with a gay-friendly tour guide. Soak up the local atmosphere (and the tasty wines and tapas) found in Barcelona neighborhoods including Eixample, Poblesec and Raval, sampling four or five eateries. As you snack, your guide will provide insights into the unique blend of Mediterranean and Catalan ingredients found in this Spanish city. Your private guide, public transit tickets and a gay-friendly welcome pack are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$145.00 USD
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Barcelona's best private family food tour

Find out why Barcelona is a foodie favorite with this private, family-friendly tour. Your local guide will take you and your children to some of the best spots in the city, like the playground in front of the Sant Pau Del Camp church. Play a Barcelona-themed game and embark on a treasure hunt as you enjoy 8 different tastings of Spanish dishes like churros, patatas bravas, croquetas, and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$59.16 USD
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Private Barcelona Like a Local Tour

Explore Barcelona like a local on a 3-hour private walking tour of the city with a small group of up to eight people. Discover the city's turbulent history and thriving modern culture as you wander the narrow streets of El Raval, San Antoni, and Poble Sec — three neighborhoods rarely braved by travelers yet brimming with local flavor.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$16.24 USD
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Small-Group Barcelona Food Walking Tour with Gourmet Meal

Pamper your palate on this 4-hour food tour of Barcelona’s foodie hotspots. Visit boundary-pushing restaurants in El Raval and the Gothic Quarter. Stop in at a Michelin-starred eatery that’s run by a former chef of the world-famous El Bulli, and taste authentic Catalan tapas in a traditional tavern. Then savor a gourmet, 3-course meal in a converted 15th-century chapel. This small-group tour is limited to just eight people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$154.28 USD
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Private Artsy Side of Barcelona

A great choice for art and photography fans. This private artsy tour of Barcelona will help you delve into the city’s colorful art scene. You’ll save hours researching where to find good art in Barcelona by having a local insider to show you around. You’ll see MACBA museum, La Central bookstore,  Filmoteca de Catalunya, and plenty of great examples of street art. Along the way, your guide will entertain you with local stories about the area’s fascinating history.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$9.28 USD
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Private Craft Beer Tour in Barcelona

Heighten your experience of Barcelona’s bohemian Raval neighborhood on a private 2.5-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. Navigate the ambient tangle of evocative streets, marveling at urban murals, contemporary artworks and fashionable vintage shops. Learn about the rich culture and history of the area from your expert guide and then head to an artisan beer factory to pleasure your palate with thee craft beer samples and traditional tapas.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$54.52 USD
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Tapas Walking Tour and Flamenco Show in Barcelona

Lose yourself in the history, flavors, and passion of Barcelona on this walking culinary tour capped off with a live flamenco show in the city’s Gothic Quarter. Explore highlights of old town accompanied by a local guide, and tantalize your senses with a visit to the bustling Boqueria Market. Plus, try tastings of traditional Catalonian dishes and drinks at a tapas bar. After satisfying your taste buds, experience one of Spain's cultural treasures with a live flamenco show at at an authentic ‘tablao’ theater.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$63.80 USD
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Small-Group Barcelona Tapas Tour with a Local

Indulge in the fine art of eating tapas — Spanish-style small dishes — and experience Barcelona like a local. Spend 3 hours with an in-the-know guide who takes you to vibrant tapas bars and bodegas in neighborhoods like El Raval and Poble Sec. Four glasses of wine or aperitif are included with your tapas. By the end of the tour, you will distinguish your 'banderillas' from your 'pintxo,' even if you can't pronounce them! Numbers are limited to 12 people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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$81.20 USD
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Private E-Bike Tour: 5 Barcelona Neighborhoods

Discover Barcelona’s five most interesting neighborhoods the easy and eco-friendly way on this private electric bike tour. Cycle along beach boulevards and dedicated bike paths to explore the diverse Gràcia, Raval, Gòtic, Eixample, and Barceloneta districts, and effortlessly climb the surrounding hillsides for panoramic city and sea views. This private tour can be customized to suit your interests and is a great introduction for first-time visitors.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$44.08 USD
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Best 3-Hour Private Tapas Tour in Barcelona with Food and Drinks included

Taste some of Barcelona's best tapas during this 3-hour private walking tour. Visit 3 tapas bars, each very different, in the neighborhoods of Poble Sec, Raval, and Eixample. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your private guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Savor Spain

Eat your way through Barcelona on this guided tour. Stroll through the neighborhoods of Raval, Gotico, and El Born and stop at least six different local spots. Sample 15 regional dishes and eight drinks, including wine, beer, and vermouth. As you taste each sample, your guide will tell you about the history and culture of the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$114.84 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Barcelona Private Bike Tour

With its diverse neighborhoods, narrow streets, and extensive cycle paths, there’s no better way to discover Barcelona than on a bike tour. You won’t have to worry about planning a route as your guide will lead the way. See many of Barcelona’s top sites as well as its hidden secrets. You’ll pass the Gothic Quarter, Sagrada Familia, Raval, and more. A bike tour will cover more ground than a walking tour, and you’ll enjoy many stops along the way.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$27.84 USD
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6-Person Barcelona Market Tour

Taste your way through Barcelona with this small-group market tour. Over the course of 3 hours, your expert guide will lead you through celebrated market La Boqueria. Learn why this spot is a favorite of local grandmothers and award-winning chefs alike as you sample traditional tapas. Venture into El Raval to discover specialty food shops and deepen your knowledge of Catalonia’s complex culinary history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$113.00 USD
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Barcelona e-bike Tour: Gaudí and the Catalan Modernism

Discover the works of Barcelona’s most celebrated architect, Antoni Gaudi, along with other art that demonstrate Catalan modernism. This 3 - 4 hour electric bike tour follows an easy route, but covers the principal landmarks of Barcelona’s art. You’ll see world-famous architecture at Sagarada Familia and Park Guell and also discover lesser-known works by Gaudi that are scattered throughout the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$52.20 USD
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Barcelona 5-Neighborhood Guided E-Bike Tour

Explore the five most distinctive neighborhoods in Barcelona on this half day e-bike adventure. Easily cruise through the city’s cycle-friendly streets, and scale the surrounding hillsides for panoramic views of the metropolis and sea as you discover the most interesting landmarks of the Gràcia, Raval, Gòtic, Eixample, and Barceloneta districts.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Barcelona Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Get around Barcelona by bicycle and hear insightful narration from a local guide on this half-day bike tour. Start your customizable, small-group tour of the cosmopolitan city in the Gothic Quarter, then pedal at a relaxed pace through the Ciutat Vella (Old City) including the Raval district. Cycle along the Passeig de Gràcia, and visit La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou in the Sant Martí district. See famous sights such as the Sagrada Família designed by Gaudí, and stop by the neighborhood of La Barceloneta.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Barcelona Art Tour

Discover Barcelona’s creative side— follow in the footsteps of Picasso and Dali, visit the city’s coolest contemporary galleries, and uncover the underground street art scene in this art-packed adventure.  
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$40.60 USD
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