The Raval and the Contemporary Art Museum – MACBA in a private tour
History and Architecture
Discover the permanent MACBA collection on a private guided tour
Do you know that one of Basquiat’s few self-portraits can be seen at the MACBA? Do you know the Guerrilla Girls? (With them you will see that things have not changed too much)
Do you know that there are current trends among instagramers that have already been Trending Topics in the 70s?
With the visit that we propose, we will answer these questions in a tour of A Short Century in the history of art.
The year 1029 was the year of the creation of MoMa, the second Universal Exhibition in Barcelona and the formation of the GATCPAC, so it is the ideal year to start a trip through this Short Century in the history of art.
Since last October, MACBA has proposed a chronological visit of its collection through perspectives, policies and themes that the center has developed since its creation. In addition, its connection with the city of Barcelona is shown at different times of the itinerary.
However, before visiting MACBA we will walk through the Raval District to discover the exciting history of this multicultural neighborhood and a vital part of Barcelona’s life. La Rambla, Boqueria Market, the old Hospital de la Santa Cruz and the courtyards of the CCCB are part of this route.
at the Canaletas Fountain (La Rambla) or your hotel lobby
price per group (1-6)
if your party is larger, contact us
How does the visit of Raval and MACBA in Barcelona work?
You will meet your guide either at your accommodation or at the Canaletas fountain to begin this journey through the life and culture of the Raval. La Rambla, La Boquería and the CCCB are part of the first part of the route.
In fact, more than 300 cultural entities make this neighborhood of Ciutat Vella an international cultural reference, and with the visit of the Macba, it is what we propose you to discover.
The second part of the route is a guided tour of the permanent MACBA exhibition, entitled “A Brief Century”. We will begin the year of crack, the opening of MoMa and the Second Universal Exhibition in Barcelona, that is, 1929 to move forward with Calder, Miró, Miranda, Albers, Guerrilla Girls and Basquiat to this day.
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.
The entrance fee to the MACBA, which will be added at the final invoice.
Why a guided tour around the Raval district?
☛First of all, its architecture is as interesting as that of the neighboring Gothic Quarter: the former medieval hospital became a library, the former Casa de la Caritat (charity house) today an exhibition center (CCCB) or the very modern MACBA by Richard Meier.
☛Second of all, its history: following its proximity to the Port, it was the old hot district of Barcelona. A transformation was started for the 1992 Games and today it is a very cultural and trendy neighborhood in Barcelona. The Boqueria market and the Botero Cat in Rambla del Raval are two icons of the area.
☛Finally, its location: the Raval starts at Catalunya Square then along the Ramblas facing the Gotico and ends at the seaside.
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.
Yes! I want to take this tour
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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Anna was great! She was informative without being boring, catered to our specific sight-seeing requests, and kept us fully enlightened and entertained. How this woman has so much knowledge, I don’t know! She literally had the answer to every single question we had. We stopped for a coffee mid-way as she could sense we were getting tired from walking and I enjoyed chatting to her socially. I 100% recommend her for anyone going to Barcelona!
We engaged Anna for a 3 days private tour in Barcelona. She is very dedicated and knowledgeable on every places of interest in Barcelona. When my child wasn’t feeling too well during the trip, she was flexible and accommodative to our last minute changes and requests. My family truly enjoyed our trip in Barcelona and had a wonderful time spent with Anna. If you are looking for customized private tour, Anna will be the best person to engage!!
We concur with all the previous wonderful reviews of Anna and her team. We ended up having three tours with Anna and each one was different, informative and superb. If you would prefer to soak in the city and keep your nose out of the guide books and maps contact Barcelonina. Our trip to Spain had been derailed but once we contacted Jordi, everything started to improve. These folks have it together, make great suggestions on what to do and are patient with letting you make up your mind. Barcelona would not have been nearly as fascinating without them.