Explore the Raval area in Barcelona
History and Architecture
If you are looking for culture in Barcelona, one of the densest neighborhoods is the Raval.
And it’s so much by the number as by the diversity.
Indeed, one can find contemporary art galleries, fashion workshops with their own manufacturing, as well as good offices workshops.
In Barcelonina we will open the doors of these workshops to know the different arts and crafts. In addition, the Raval is a district steeped in history and we will see some of its remains, such as the Casa de la Caritat, the hospital of Santa Creu or the monastery of Sant Pau del Camp.
You will meet your guide at the reception of your accommodation to go together to the Raval District (if your accommodation is a bit out of the way, you will take the metro or a taxi). Once there, get ready to explore one of the most authentic neighborhoods of the city: its architecture, its multicultural atmosphere and its heritage will show you a face of Barcelona almost unknown.
at the Canaletas Fountain (La Rambla) or your hotel lobby
price per group (1-6)
What will we see on Barcelona’s Raval Area?
The Tallers Street will welcome you to the district to take you to the old Casa de la Caritat, now the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). This is where you will know the history of Barcelona Raval district, which has a strong relationship with health and charity. Then you will explore one of the most beloved Gothic buildings in Barcelona: the former Hospital of the Holy Cross.
In fact, personalities like Ramón y Cajal or Le Corbusier have a strong relationship with the place.
The explanations of your local guide in Barcelona and the setting will take you to the Middle Ages, one of the golden eras of the city.
After experiencing the story, characters and anecdotes about the old Hospital, your steps will take you to the Rambla del Raval, the last of the Ramblas opened in Barcelona is that has become a very trendy place. The monastery of Sant Pau del Camp (Saint Paul of the Field) awaits you to transport you even further in the past, towards the Barcelona of the 10th century.
Price per group (1-6 people)
- A Private Tour Guide just for you and your party. You won’t be sharing your guide with strangers.
- The VAT is included in the price as well. We are a 100% legal company.
Expenses to be expected
The taxi rides from and back to the Port, in case you arrive by Cruise-Ship.
And when will we see the Raval workshops?
During your walk with your guide in Barcelona, you will visit three of the workshops in the Raval district. Here are some examples.
⇒Jorge in his stained-glass workshop will discover a job with a very important relationship with Antoni Gaudi and Modernism and his sympathy will make you love the job.
⇒An enthusiastic team will talk about his project related to fashion and confection. They make on-site clothes that were designed by themselves and created a workspace for draughts men and tailors. Everything Made in Barcelona.
⇒ Isabel and his team are waiting for you in El Lavadero to show you how to create a unique and unique jewelry. In addition, the space has a lot of history since it had been a laundry.
⇒ A photography workshop with 19th century techniques await you to show you and talk about the evolution of portraits.
The workshops will be chosen in relation to the hourly arrangements.
If you travel with kids
If you are traveling with kids, this tour is great for them, specially for teens. All the family will be carried away by the thrilling history of this trendy neighborhood as well as the artisans. Besides, all the explanations are done in a sparkling way, to avoid you to be bored.
Are you on a cruise-ship?
In this case, the meeting point would be at the Pier. The guide will wait for you at the exit of the ship holding a sign with your name on it. Once meeting the guide, you will take a taxi towards the Rambla, where your tour will start.
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Let’s have a stroll around one of the most authentic neighborhoods in Barcelona where you’ll discover its history, its architecture and some legends. Barcelonina opens the doors to the workshops still working in the area
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