One of these authentic tours is the best selling tour of Barcelona: “Secrets of Barcelona“. Have a virtual experience of Barcelona that no other agency or tour guide will show you. Learn the true mysteries of the ancient city through our exclusive mobile application, where we will take you back in time. Wi-Fi service is also offered for free on this tour!
Even if you visited the city 100 times, you won’t know everything. An infinite number of places and mythical stories lie hidden in this wonderful city, and that is what we show you in this unique tour, all the hidden secrets of Barcelona. See a fusion of buildings dating from Roman times to the twentieth century. What used to be the city’s famous red light district, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, and even the true story of the Raval Vampire!
El Raval Tour
If you want to experience an authentic and stimulating neighborhood of Barcelona, one of the districts that The Barcelonian recommends is El Raval. It may not be the hottest neighborhood, but it is definitely an authentic district, with personality and a lot of character. It is full of historic sites, bars (the oldest bar in Barcelona!) And boutiques that give you a truly unique shopping experience. Unlike the other district of the city with designer brands, Raval is where you can find small local stores that sell clothes that cannot be found anywhere else.
The Raval also has large amounts of history. The lower part of the Raval, near the port, used to be famous as the “red light district” of the city until 1988, when the government began a major urban regeneration project and invested a lot of money in “sanitizing” the area. Nowadays it has become more modern and safe to visit another famous site of Antoni Gaudí – Palau Güell. If you do not want to miss a centimeter of the Raval, join our tour in Barcelona of this neighborhood and discover its great patriomonial essence.
Another authentic area for The Barcelonian is La Barceloneta, the coastal district of Barcelona. This area used to be a shanty town with capacity for 15,000 people until the mid-twentieth century. This neighborhood, with its narrow rectilinear streets, is ideal for walking and experiencing the old town that still has inside. The district was built on a military grid structure to provide accommodation for the former inhabitants of La Ribera who had lost their homes due to the construction of the Ciutadella Park. The houses were small and small so as not to obstruct the views of the city. In our tours of Barcelona, you can explore La Barceloneta and its secrets.
The top of the mountain of Montjuïc is also a true authentic experience of Barcelona. Montjuïc is one of the green lungs of Barcelona and has the best viewpoints in the city. Montjuïc has its own little world of history, full of gardens, museums, cultural centers and Olympic facilities that make this mountain unique. Even some of its botanical gardens are known for having an exclusive collection of Mediterranean plants.
You can also enjoy nature and the views in the Mossèn Costa i Llobera Gardens (cactus garden) and the Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer Gardens. One of the many gardens also has amazing waterfalls and hides the famous Font del Gat. In addition to its incredible gardens, a large part of the mountain attraction is due to its museums such as the Joan Miró Foundation, MNAC – National Museum of Catalan Visual Art, the Barcelona Pavilion and many more. Last but not least, Montjüic also offers a magical light source show many days of the week that makes this experience unforgettable.
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