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Barcelona: Forbidden Walking Tour

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Barcelona is known for its sunshine, architecture and great food, but this beautiful city also has a dark side. Join this 2 hour walking tour to discover the tales of torture, murder, and scandal, while you explore the backstreets of the city.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 4:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Discover Barcelona's darkest histories
  • Explore some of the most emblematic neighbourhoods of Barcelona
  • Listen to the stories about the Madame 'Le Petit’, once the biggest brothel in Europe
  • Visit the Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor and learn why its students were killed for their faith
  • Learn historical information that you will unlikely find in books
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Discover the true depths of depravity, desperation and degradation that envelope Barcelona’s past on this 2 hour ‘forbidden’ walking tour of the city.

Follow your guide through the backstreets of Barcelona and hear all about the terrifying tales of torture, murder and scandal that’s hidden in the city’s walls. Learn about the 20th century female vampire who roamed the streets looking for children to feast on, and the controversial erotic shows that are still held in secret to this day. 

Visit the Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor, where young schoolboys were once killed for their faith, and the Madame 'Le Petit’, once the biggest brothel in Europe, then retrace the steps of Enriqueta Marti known as the Vampire of Raval. The tour will show you a truly intriguing alternative side to the city that will leave you lost for words.
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Your Forbidden Tour of Barcelona starts just outside the Jaume I Metro Exit in front of Hotel Suizo. Look for the local tour operator's team, wearing red t-shirts and with red umbrellas.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children under 13 years old can join for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours. Please note that this tour is not recommended for guests under the age of 16
• The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group

From £12.73 per person

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Product ID: 209484