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  • Address: Barcelona, Catalunya 08001, Spain
Lying just to the west of Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas Boulevard, and home of the gleaming Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Raval is a once-tatty ‘barrio’ (district) that is rapidly cleaning itself up. Historically working class, today new boutiques, art galleries, bars and restaurants are springing up in this inner-city neighborhood at a rate of knots but neglected corners still retain an earthy air and a multicultural blend of Catalan, Arabic, Romanian, Indian and Indonesian cultures. Besides MACBA, the narrow alleys of El Raval are home to the ornate Gran Teatre del Liceu – one of Europe’s foremost opera houses and adorned with Japanese-style decoration – which opened in 1847, Antoni Gaudí’s twisting, fluid Palau Güell and the Romanesque beauty of ninth-century Sant Pau del Camp, the oldest church in the city. Contemporary additions to the Raval include the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), which sits adjacent to MACBA and is an innovative exhibition space fashioned from a 19th-century poorhouse; close by is the smooth concrete façade of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, where art house movies are shown. The district is also site of Barcelona’s magical food market, La Boqueria, which has its main entrance on Las Ramblas.

Practical Info

El Raval is in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City) and there are certain streets in the district that are still unsafe at night. Take the Metro to Liceu.

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Private E-Bike Tour: 5 Barcelona Neighborhoods, Barcelona, null
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Private E-Bike Tour: 5 Barcelona Neighborhoods

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Study Barcelona’s charming neighborhoods up close during this private 4-hour bike tour. Hop on an e-bike and follow a private guide through the city streets to ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.18
Private Barcelona Like a Local Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Barcelona Like a Local Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Discover the local lifestyle, away from the tourist hassle, during this unique 3-hour private tour. Go off-the-beaten path with your private local guide and ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $16.64
Barcelona's best private family food tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Barcelona's best private family food tour

Ready to taste the unique flavors of Barcelona? Get the most amazing food treats in the city and discover the local lifestyle! 1 private guide of your ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.55
Private Artsy Side of Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Private Artsy Side of Barcelona

Explore the cultural side of Barcelona together with an artsy local. Admire the unique street art, learn about the fascinating local history and listen to ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $9.51
Small-Group Barcelona Food Walking Tour with Gourmet Meal, Barcelona, Cultural Tours
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Small-Group Barcelona Food Walking Tour with Gourmet Meal

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Barcelona’s Best Food tour, created for lovers of good food wishing to explore different restaurants & culinary concepts. Explore authentic local  ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.19
Private Barcelona Food Lovers Walking Tour, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Private Barcelona Food Lovers Walking Tour

Explore authentic local cuisine with this tour created for foodies. With your expert food guide taste excellent tapas and gourmet sweets, followed by an ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.06
Private Craft Beer Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Private Craft Beer Tour in Barcelona

As you walk through Barcelona´s Raval neighborhood, you will experience urban art, graffiti, history, vintage shops, the best local Spanish restaurants, ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.88
Bitemojo self-guided tours of Barcelona: Boqueria Market and El Raval Food Tour, Barcelona, Private ... 
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Bitemojo self-guided tours of Barcelona: Boqueria Market and El Raval Food Tour

BITEMOJO - the ultimate food discovery experience via smartphone app! Visit www.bitemojo.com for more details Completely independent  - No guide, no ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Gay Friendly Private Tapas Tour in Barcelona, Barcelona, Food Tours
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Gay Friendly Private Tapas Tour in Barcelona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Book your private gastronomic tour that will give you the opportunity to enjoy some of the best tapas (food and drinks included) in the city. Relax at local ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.36
Barcelona 5-Neighborhood Guided E-Bike Tour, Barcelona, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barcelona 5-Neighborhood Guided E-Bike Tour

Truly get to know Barcelona on this half-day tour of its five most distinctive neighborhoods by electric bicycle. Cruise through the streets of Gràcia, el ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.18

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