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El Raval walking tour

Are you interested in an El Raval walking tour?

El Raval, situated in the heart of Barcelona, is a captivating district bordered by the port, La Rambla, the Sant Pau and Sant Antoni roundabouts, and Carrer Pelai. While countless tourists explore its vibrant streets daily, El Raval still retains its authentic charm.

You can certainly explore its narrow, bustling streets at your own pace, but by doing so, you may miss out on the captivating stories hidden behind its walls and the intriguing aspects of this Mediterranean shoreline neighborhood. Therefore, we strongly recommend embarking on this adventure with a local guide who can provide valuable insights into this iconic district of Barcelona, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in its culture and history.

Please exercise caution and keep a vigilant eye on your belongings during your visit. Being situated in the heart of Barcelona, El Raval is also renowned as one of the city’s more challenging neighborhoods. For a safe and enriching experience, consider joining our Raval tour.

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Duration ⌛2:30 hs

Languages available: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic

Type of tour: Barcelona Private tours

Embark on our El Raval walking tour, and unveil the hidden secrets of this historical district with over 500 years of captivating stories. El Raval has evolved into one of the most distinctive parts of the city, and our expert guides will provide you with insights that allow you to truly appreciate the unique charm of this area.

During the tour, you’ll visit iconic landmarks such as the renowned Boquería market, the historic Santa Cruz hospital, and the museum district, featuring the acclaimed MACBA and CCCB. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to leisurely stroll through Barrio Chino, also known as ‘Chinatown,’ and discover the fascinating origins behind this intriguing name.

Experience El Raval’s rich history and vibrant culture with our guided tour.

The final price will depend on the number of participants in the group. The guides who lead the tours are accredited professionals with the necessary training to answer any questions you may have on the tour.

*Dollar prices are approximate depending on fluctuation

Adults Low Season (from October 1st to April 30th)

PeopleTotal Price(Price x person)
1 person199€/213$199€/213$ person
2 people178€/190$89€/95$ person
3 people267€/295$89€/95$ person
4 people or more70€/75$ person

Adults High Season (from May 1st to September 30th)

PersonesTotal Price(Price x person)
1 person302€/322$330€/322$person
2 people271€/289$136€/145$person
3 people406€/432$203€/216$person
4 people or more107€/114$ person

Children (up to 11 years old)

  • Free

 For large groups of 10 people or more, please contact us privately via form, email (, or whatsapp.

During your El Raval tour, you’ll follow a carefully planned itinerary with designated stops. At each stop, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights to enhance your understanding of the city of Barcelona.

The main stops on this route are:

  • Drassanes shipyards
  • Maritime Museum
  • Palau Güell
  • Barrio Chino
  • Liceu theatre
  • La Rambla del Raval
  • Church of Sant Pau
  • El Gato de Botero
  • La Filmoteca
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Santa Cruz hospital
  • Boquería market
  • And much more…

This private tour in El Raval, is available every day of the week, every month of the year.

Tour schedules are carried out in two time slots:

  • Morning: 10.30 a.m.
  • Afternoon: 4.30 p.m.

(If you would like to do the tour at a different time, please specify in the comments section of the form in order to plan a customised tour.)

In the event you are unable to attend the tour of El Raval, you can cancel 48 hours in advance and receive a full refund of the tour price. If you cancel later but more than 1 hour in advance, you will be refunded 50% of your booking, but if you cancel later than this or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Tour language

We have guides who can give tours in Spanish, English, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Russian and Arabic.

What does the tour include?

The price of the tour includes a 2:30 hour tour of El Raval, led by an expert local guide.

How late can I book?

You can book your tour of El Raval up to 48 hours before it starts, if there are still places available. We recommend you book a little further in advance to ensure your place in this experience.


This tour is accessible for people with reduced mobility, but we recommend you notify us in your booking so that we can assure you 100% that the tour is fully accessible.


The tour is pet-friendly.

Meeting point:

The meeting point will be right at the Las Ramblas exit to the Drassanes metro station (on the L3 line).

How to find us

You can find us at the Las Ramblas exit to the Drassanes metro station. To get there, get off at Drassanes metro station (on the L3 line) and take the Las Ramblas exit. The guide will have already contacted you with more details if necessary. We will provide them with your phone number and name, so that they can contact you in case you cannot find each other.

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Excellent! The guide gave a fantastic explanation!
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A very entertaining tour, with a great explanation and intimate knowledge of the area on the guide's part. Will be back!
Max G.
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An incredible visit!


El Raval in Barcelona is one of the oldest districts of the city, where you can get to grips first hand with the history and culture of the Catalan capital and the curiosities hidden in its centre. Don’t miss it!

You do not have to tip the guide at all, since the price you will pay for the tour already includes their work.

A tour of El Raval is essential for getting to know the city, but but Barcelona is not a city you can get to know in one day, so let us recommend you some more tours to take on your holiday: El Born and Ciutadella, Gothic Quarter, welcome to Barcelona, etc.

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