El Raval Walking Tour, Barcelona

El Raval is a district in Barcelona which features many worth visiting attractions. The neighborhood is known as Barri Xinés, which means "Chinatown". El Raval is very lively during the day and quite awake all through the night, so visitors will always have something to do and see here. Be one of them and enjoy yourself in El Raval.
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El Raval Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: El Raval Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: clare
Church of Sant Pere Nolasc

1) Church of Sant Pere Nolasc

There was a Vincentian monastery on the same spot where the present church stands. The present church was built between 1710 and 1746 in a Baroque style. The chapel was dedicated to St. Severus and St. Charles Borromeo. The church has a dome covered with a mosaic pattern of tiles, which is not common for Barcelona church architecture, and two bell towers at the entrance portico, the typical style of the Counter-Reformation churches of the period it was built. After reconstruction, Mercedarians...   view more
Church of Santa María de Montalegre

2) Church of Santa María de Montalegre

For over 700 years the Church of Santa Maria de Montalegre has stood paying homage to Our Lady of Joy (Alegre) in Barcelona. The church is actually located several miles outside Barcelona in a small town known as Tiana. The church has undergone various expansion projects which also led to the construction of a priory closer to the town. The construction of this priory was complete in 1265.

In 1362, the nuns expanded the project further with the construction of a new priory immediately outside...   view more
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)

3) Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) (must see)

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, or CCCB (Catalan for Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture), situated in El Raval, in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, is a museum adjacent to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). The building is a mixture of old and new styles, dating from the early 18th century up to recent renovation of a facade in the Plaça de les Dones. The centre, one of the most visited museums in Barcelona, hosts temporary exhibitions, a cinema,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

4) Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) (must see)

The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA) was designed by Richard Meier & Partners (1987-1995). The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. This large (120 by 35 meters) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing natural light into the interior. It includes a central library, specialized in art books and publications.

The museum...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Foment de les Arts i Dissenys (FAD)

5) Foment de les Arts i Dissenys (FAD)

Forment de les Arts Decoratives i del Disseny, or Fostering Arts and Design is a group that has been in charge of Barcelona’s design culture for around one hundred years now. It is responsible for presenting awards, recognition, grants and scholarships to artists and for promoting their work world-wide. The group also features interactive and interesting workshops for visitors.

Young artists can even sell their works and merchandise at bargain prices here and those who wish to display...   view more

6) Against

Open since 2000, Against is located in El Raval district and specializes in architect designed furniture and decorative arts from the 20th century. Featuring two floors packed with mid-century goods, Against is the place to find vintage furniture, ceramic objects, glass and plastic of European origin dating back to the early 1950s, as well as a wide collection of Spanish furniture from the 20th century. All items featured in the store, are carefully selected to bring good quality and...   view more
Racó del Col.leccionista

7) Racó del Col.leccionista

Located at Carrer dels Àngels in the El Raval district of Barcelona, Racó del Col.leccionista specializes in old and second-hand books, magazines and comics. With an extensive catalogue of about 30,000 titles, the Racó del Col.leccionista is an active participant at the Mercat de Sant Antoni. The store carries a large inventory of books on art, photography and illustrations, classical Spanish comics, and all kinds of magazines on drawing, automobiles, architecture, history, erotism, old...   view more
Antic Hospital de Santa Creu

8) Antic Hospital de Santa Creu (must see)

The Antic Hospital de Santa Creu has the honour of being perhaps the oldest medical complex in Barcelona. It was built in the 15th and 16th century and therefore boasts the impressive gothic style of architecture that reigned at that time. The foundation stone for the complex was laid by King Marti el Huma in 1401. The medieval building surrounds an orange grove as well as a green courtyard giving it a picturesque look.

The complex comprises the Royal Academy of Surgery and Medicine and the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Rambla de Raval

9) Rambla de Raval (must see)

Located in the Ciutat Vella district, El Raval is a famous neighborhood in Barcelona. This area was also known as Barri Xines, or Chinatown. The famous La Rambla of Barcelona is bordered by two main, historically rich neighborhoods; the first one is, of course, the El Raval while the second one is known as the Barri Gotic. Over 200,000 people reside in this particular neighborhood alone.

This area was known mostly for its active nightlife in the form of cabarets, crimes, and even...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Carrer d'en Robador

10) Carrer d'en Robador (must see)

Carrer d'en Robador is a dark narrow street in the heart of La Rambla. It was famous for being Barcelona's Red Light District in the past. Nowadays, it is much more conservative, but nevertheless, has preserved the atmosphere. There are many bars on this...   view more
Sant Pau del Camp

11) Sant Pau del Camp

Sant Pau del Camp, commonly known as Saint Paul of the Countryside comprises an old church and an attached monastery in Barcelona. The monastery itself is so old that there are no accurate historical records that can confirm exactly when it was established, but experts are of the opinion that the monastery was formed in the ninth century.

The monastery is located in the El Raval district of the city. The first complex stood in its original form till the year 985, when the edifice was attacked...   view more
Ca l'Isidre

12) Ca l'Isidre

Ca l'Isidre is a traditional family-run restaurant that serves modern versions of typical Catalan dishes. Special attention is paid to seasonal products, so the menu is changed every day. It one of the most sophisticated Catalan restaurants in Barcelona, having served the likes of King Juan Carlos, Queen Sophia and Julio...   view more
Tantarantana Theater

13) Tantarantana Theater

Inaugurated in 1996, the Tantarantana Theatre is a rather small theatre in Barcelona, with a seating capacity of one hundred and fifty people. It is located in the El Raval area and can be reached by bus and metro. Initially the theatre was even smaller and could only accommodate seventy five people.

The Tantarantana Theatre now consists of more seats as well as a larger stage. The theatre basically displays experimental plays and contemporary works. The plays performed here are well...   view more

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

One thing that is clear about Barcelona is that this city doesn't sleep. Here you will find every kind of night club you might be looking for, from classy jazz to modern euro-techno. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the best discos and bars in the Gracia and Eixample districts of Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Eixample Souvenir Shopping

Eixample Souvenir Shopping

It's a pity, if not a crime, to leave Barcelona without visiting the local specialty shops. Check out this Eixample souvenir shopping tour for some gifts and souvenirs unique to Barcelona that you may want to bring home to your loved ones from this wonderful city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Ciutat Vella Nightlife

Ciutat Vella Nightlife

It is safe to say that Barcelona is one of those cities that never sleeps. Whatever kind of nightlife entertainment you may think of – a classy music joint or a swanky club to have a drink in and more – you will find it all in Barcelona. This walking tour takes you to some of the best discos and bars in the Ciutat Vella district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta neighborhood was originally formed during the 18th century by fishermen and their families. Today, La Barceloneta beach is one of the most active areas of the city, both during the day and night. It is an ideal place to go for a night out, be it to have dinner in a fancy restaurant or have a drink or party until the wee hours of the morning. This self-guided tour will help you discover the historic and modern highlights of La Barceloneta.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Barri Gotic Walking Tour

Barri Gotic Walking Tour

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona seems like a cut above the rest. It boasts a number of famous buildings, cathedrals and monuments. The area has many peaceful squares where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Take this tour to travel back in time and discover all the secrets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Barcelona is rightfully regarded as one of the world's key religious destinations. The number of churches, cathedrals and chapels worth visiting in the Catalan capital is enormous. This three-hour tour will show you to some of them.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km

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