Sant Pau del Camp

Sant Pau del Camp: Our most recommended tours and activities

Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past

1. Raval Walking Tour: Barcelona's Gritty Past

Begin your Raval Walking Tour outside the church of Sant Pere Nolasc Mercedaris, located right by the buzzing Plaça de Castella. Here, you'll enter the hip yet gritty neighborhood of the Raval. First up, we’ll visit the Casa de la Misericordia, where children were abandoned and some (they say) still walk the halls. From that spooky start, we’ll take a turn to stroll down Raval’s vibrant narrow streets, crowded with eclectic shops and striking architecture. It’s a bustling corner of the medieval city. And when you least expect it, we’ll stop for a vampire — well, for the place the Vampire of Raval used to live. But do vampires ever die? You’ll decide if you want to listen to the legend or the real story of these crimes from long ago. At the former Hospital of la Santa Creu, wander the grounds and a garden where shows and spells of the most macabre once took place. Passing next by La Rambla de Raval, we’ll continue to the Church of Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona’s oldest church with a troubled past. As the tour comes to a close, you’ll discover Raval’s southern side. Hear shocking tales of the clubs, cabarets and casinos that used to be the main attractions here a century ago. A few have even survived to the modern day. Raval’s southern side is a great place to see street art, too. Close to a former power factory, you’ll admire colorful graffiti art that is constantly changing. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see street artists in action!

Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

2. Alternative Barcelona - Raval Quarter Private Walking Tour

Feel how is a local’s day in Barcelona in this Private Tour. Walk through the most authentic spots of the city with your local guide and look how locals live off the touristic mass. Walk through the colorful streets of the most multicultural neighborhood of Barcelona: Raval Quarter, Admire the Palau Güell, the first Gaudi’s great work. Feel the bohemian epoque in one of the oldest bars of Barcelona, night shelter of Dali, Picasso, Hemingway, and many other artists. A lot of little passages full of stories are waiting for you. Walk around the beautiful gardens of the Hospital Santa Creu, where Gaudi died. See the main exponent of graffiti and Street Art in Barcelona. Respire all the artistic mood of the quarter. The next district is Sant Antoni, a lively neighborhood full of terraces where locals go to relax in the evenings. Visit the recently restored Sant Antoni Market, one of the most beautiful of the city, originally at the gates of the medieval walled Barcelona. Let’s take a break in Poble Sec, another local’s favorite district, full of bars in the streets. Enjoy a Pintxo & a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere where locals go after work. Last stop. Rambla de Raval, the youngest Rambla of the city. An open area in the heart of the quarter that provides a bit of fresh air at the beautiful and labyrinthine quarter. Step away from the tourist road and enjoy Barcelona like a Local, fully private, just you and your guide!

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What people are saying about Sant Pau del Camp

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I’m incredibly happy that I had the perfect guide for me in Barcelona. She was extremely knowledgeable down to the small details. My guide knew all the back streets shortcuts restaurants churches architecture that your beautiful city had to offer

Very nice and competent guide. Flexible if we have expressed our own wishes.