Barcelona’s Dark History Walking Tour in El Raval

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What you'll do

Delve into Barcelona’s dark and mysterious past with this guided tour around the hip Raval neighborhood.

Take Barcelona’s Dark History Walking Tour in El Raval with Go City®

  • Our pass gives you access to a walking tour of a vibrant neighborhood, full of blood-curdling tales and dark secrets. 
  • Stroll through the city as you listen to the tales of Barcelona's troubled past.
  • Along the way, see some great street art on Raval’s south side.
  • Your Barcelona pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price.

About this experience 

This fascinating walking tour reveals the often macabre secrets of Raval’s past. Your tour begins at the Casa de la Misericordia, where it’s said the spirits of orphaned children walk the corridors to this day. Then it’s through the bustling narrow lanes for a tale with real bite at the house of the ‘Vampiress of Raval’.

The imposing old Hospital de la Santa Creu is sure to make you shudder as you wander its eerie grounds, so that your next stop – the Church of Sant Pau del Camp, with its Moorish cloisters and gothic chapter house – may feel like light relief.

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!

Your walk covers around two miles and lasts two hours, but the terrifying tales you’ll hear will linger long after you return home. 

Why choose Go City®?  

  • Our app makes sightseeing easy – your pass, plus all the info you’ll need is right there in the palm of your hand.  

  • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, Raval Walking Tour’s admission fee is included with your pass.  

Barcelona's Dark History Walking Tour itinerary

Casa de la Misericordia – a house of both mercy and misery for five centuries of the city's outcasts, some of the darkest secrets hide within its walls. 

Keith Haring Mural – a politically charged mural by one of the world's most influential street artists.

The House of the Vampiress of the Raval – a stop outside a humble shopfront, where one of Barcelona's most notorious daughters once lived.

The Royal Academy of Medicine – part of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu, a site infamous for its history of unorthodox autopsies.

Bar Marsella – welcoming the greatest creative minds, from Dalí and Hemmingway to Gaudí and Picasso, since 1820.

Church of Sant Pau del Camp – the city's oldest church, home to a legend of conquest and promiscuity.

Three Chimneys Park – the birthplace of protests that won the five-day work week, now a canvas for the city's top street artists. 

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Barcelona. Your pass includes Raval Walking Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens more top Barcelona attractions.

Experience Barcelona’s Dark History Walking Tour in El Raval and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in 

Show your pass to the guide to check in for the tour.

Meeting point: Outside the church of Sant Pere Nolasc in Plaça de Castella 08001.

  • Make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs. 
  • Tours are given in English. 
  • The tour finishes at Three Chimneys Park, Avinguda del Paral lel, 49

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Operating hours

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: 12PM

Summer hours 
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: 7PM

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