Uncensored Barcelona Tour

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Gerardo

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

I will show the city that does not appear in the tourist guides, we will discover the most multicultural, dangerous, and exciting neighborhood of Barcelona: El Raval.
We will walk through its streets explaining the history of an area standing up against gentrification and touristification. To understand the present and get to know the different urban tribes of El Raval.
Learning about the different community and political movements such as anarchism, feminism, H.I.J.O.S., and squatter societies (Movimiento Okupa).
Talking about topics such as sex, drugs, street art, graffiti, skateboarding, and immigration, we will see the most supportive, anti-fascist, anti-racist, and diverse areas in the city; as we go deeper into the most emblematic streets of the neighborhood.
Other things to note: photos must be taken discreetly with the pre-authorization of the guide.
The route may change due to Covid-19.
I will show the city that does not appear in the tourist guides, we will discover the most multicultural, dangerous, and exciting neighborhood of Barcelona: El Raval.
We will walk through its streets explaining the history of an area standing up against gentrification and touristification. To understand the present and get to know the different urban tribes of El Raval.
Learning about the different community and political movements suc…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We will send a PDF with important information and a map with the 31 protect...

Meet your Host, Gerardo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 312 Reviews
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I have been a citizen of Barcelona since 2002, I studied Political Science in Montevideo and am currently studying Sociology at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, also I am a youth basketball referee.

I am passionate about history and love sharing it with others, that's why I have worked as a tour guide for several years and I love doing it. I like to show visitors the perspective of a local so that they can understand and live the city better.

This experience gives me the opportunity to combine these activities with my passion to show the city where I have chosen to live.
I have been a citizen of Barcelona since 2002, I studied Political Science in Montevideo and am currently studying Sociology at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, also I am a youth basketball referee.

I am passionate about history and love sharing it with others, that's why I have worked as a tour guide for several years and I love doing it. I like to show visitors the perspective of a local so that they can understand and live the city better.

This experience gives me th…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Hard Rock Cafe
Barcelona
Some of the sites that we will visit on the tour include MACBA (skateboarding), Santa Creu hospital (where Antoni Gaudí died), Rambla del Raval (where we will experience the cultural diversity), the headquarters of the CNT (anarchism), 2 community gardens (squatter societies, H.I.J.O.S.), el barrio Chino (prostitution and drugs), Top Manta shop (African immigration). We will enjoy the best street art in our route.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 312 reviews.

  • Caius
    January 2022
    The only unconventional tour of Barcelona’s El Raval you will find. Gerardo is a great guide that takes you on a journey through Barcelona’s most diversity-packed regions. With stories about the street art, immigrant communities and local personalities, you will find out about the side of Barcelona that is usually hidden from tourists.
  • Mauricio
    January 2022
    Excelente experiencia para conocer la ciudad desde un punto de vista histórico y artístico. Disfrutamos mucho de las referencias que Gerardo iba haciendo en cada uno de los puntos que visitamos. Si querés vivir una experiencia distinta por las calles de Raval, sin dudas que este tour es el adecuado.
  • David
    January 2022
    Gerardo ist a very nice guy, i loves the people and gives everybody a smile. His knowledge and the insider about the vibes in Raval was impressive and exactly that we've been looking for. Big Thanks !
  • Sandra Aparecida
    January 2022
    Ótima experiência! É bom sair do óbvio, conhecer os contrastes que existem nas grandes cidades. Gerardo foi incrível, atencioso, com vasto conhecimento do lugar e acima de tudo, respeito pelos moradores locais. Recomendo muito!
  • Glòria
    January 2022
    Amb Gerardo hem disfrutat del Raval des d'una visió global (Art urbà, associacionisme, arquitectura...) fins i tot s'ha establert converses de pensament crític i bé comú... No dubteu a fer aquesta visita. Conèixer projectes passats, actuals i futurs és possible amb un coneixedor del barri com és en Gerardo... La relació qualitat-preu és insuperable. Recomano donar una propina al final del tour doncs el que es rep és superior al preu establert. Gràcies Gerardo!!
  • Nikolaos
    January 2022
    Gerardo’s tour was great! He is very knowledgeable himself and used his background to further explain different parts of the tour. He also often providing information that could be of interest to individual members of the tour! Would definitely recommend!

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