Private Barcelona Nightlife Walking Tour

In this fascinating night adventure in the company of a passionate local guide, we will relive the crazy Barcelona of a century ago, talking about the most emblematic sights and places of the Gothic Quarter and Raval district, an area formerly known as "Chinatown". Among tales about brothels, historic bars and hidden details, we will discover why Barcelona has become a famous and controversial place for nightlife.

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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Expert Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Els 4Gats, Carrer de Montsió, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona's famous modernist bar, Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats) was an institution for alternative society between the 19th and 20th centuries. In this place, located inside a wonderful modernist house, young painters, writers and bohemians of the avant-garde of the time met. Among them, the famous painter Pablo Picasso.

    Stop At: Font de Santa Anna, Carrer de la Cucurulla, 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    One of the oldest fountains in the city, which still maintains some ancient elements, displaying a curious secret well hidden among the decorations of the beginning of the 20th century.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carrer d'En Perot lo Lladre, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    A narrow and mysterious street of the Gothic Quarter, whose name recalls the story of a famous Catalan thief from the 17th century, and whose corners were sad witnesses to the arrival of heroin in the 1980s.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Las Ramblas, La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    La Rambla at night is a very different place from what it is during the day. Here, since the 19th century, you could find nightclubs, brothels and theaters that offered all kinds of fun, legal or illicit. We will talk about how this street became the center of the scene at the time of Picasso and Gaudí.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Gran Teatre del Liceu, La Rambla 51-59, 08001 Barcelona Spain

    The Gran Teatre del Liceu, on the Ramblas, was built in the 19th century and is still the best known theater in the city. Hear about dark legends and the most controversial events that took place here, symbols of the struggle between the social classes, where fires, attacks and fights occurred .

    Stop At: Placa Reial, 08002 Barcelona Spain

    Plaza Real de Barcelona, ​​one of the most beautiful in Barcelona, ​​has been a night meeting place for almost two centuries. We will talk about what happened here in various periods: the "hidden" brothels and the alternative scene and the post-Franco cabaret, and admire the wonderful lampposts designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Carrer d'Avinyó, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    This street will lead us into the second part of the tour, where we will talk about night adventures in the famous Chinatown, the part near the port of old Barcelona, ​​a unique place in Europe. Here, especially in the 1920s, everything was allowed, and artists and bohemians, prostitutes and bar singers contributed to creating the black legend of Barcelona in books and movies. We will also visit the famous "philosophical brothel" frequented by a youthful Pablo Picasso .

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Carrer dels Escudellers, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    A street always full of people, the center of Barcelona's nightlife. Here we will talk about the use of drugs in Barcelona at different times and the impact of mass tourism in relation to this sector, which still today creates many problems in the city with the bad reputation of "narco-flats" and organized crime.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Restaurant Amaya, La Rambla, 20, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

    Inside this historic restaurant from the 1940s are the brands of prostitution in Barcelona, ​​left by the sex workers who starred in the controversial history of Chinatown and a meeting place for sailors, smugglers and artists from around the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Marsella, Carrer de Sant Pau, 65, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

    The Marseille bar, from the beginning of the 20th century, perfectly represents the atmosphere of Barcelona nights in the old days. Its decoration and atmosphere, perfectly preserved, will make us go back to the crazy 1920s, to the time of absinthe and anarchist conspiracies.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Kentucky, l'Arc, Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre, 11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

    In the dark street Arco del Teatro is this historic bar, which still maintains the appearance of old, taking us back to the 60s and 70s. Here we will finish our tour.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Pla de la Seu, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Return Detail :
    Bar Kentucky, l'Arc, Carrer de l'Arc del Teatre, 11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Be Local Tours

Activity ID: V-271552P7

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