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West of the Ramblas, the old town has undergone a lot of development in recent years: it used to be known as the area of the poor and the monasteries. Today Raval is a very lively and multicultural district inhabited by many young people, artists and creative people. Get to know the unknown side of Barcelona. Discover the Raval, a neighborhood with a strong contrast to the usual touristy part of Barcelona. You will experience street art and get to know the unique character of the district.
Surprisingly, there are almost no guided tours that deal exclusively with the Raval district. There would be plenty of exciting things to report, as the Raval, along with the Gothic Quarter, is one of the quarters with one of the longest settlement histories.
In the tours we offer here, the Raval is an essential part of the tour. You will be amazed at what there is to see in the Raval.
Raval is a bit away from tourism. This multicultural district has undergone a significant transformation: from the "don't go there" district of the 1980s to today's trendy district. If you've been to the Gothic Quarter before, you'll immediately notice the difference, it's bright in the Raval.
The guides will draw your attention to interesting details in the Raval: on every corner you will find various forms of street art, be it graffiti or sculptures made of soda cans glued to the houses. The famous but unknown artist Banksy has also beautified dreary walls in Barcelona.
It's the mix of must-see and still-present authenticity in the Raval that's why you should see this part of town.