Hidden City Tours, is a Barcelona based self funded social enterprise working as a work reinsertion project for the homeless. They train and employ those who have been homeless to be tour guides.
Your guide is a survivor and tells his or her story as such: explore the hidden layers of the Raval quarter of the old town of Barcelona interwoven with inspiring personal stories an unexpected destinies. The tour aims to change attitudes and challenge myths.
When joining the tour you are not just buying a ticket for a city tour, you are actively taking part in a work reinsertion project for the homeless in Barcelona.
You can choose from the two options below:Classic Hidden City Walking Tour
This tour combines visits to the iconic landmarks in the Gothic Quarter and Raval while taking a look at some of the places that don’t usually feature on sightseeing routes. The aim of this tour is to connect the history of the city with the reality of today’s society as explained by the guides. Street Life Hidden City Walking Tour
(1 hour and 30 minutes):
This tour will take you through the streets of the Raval, a small, compact neighbourhood where there are different community and social projects. It will show you the daily life of a homeless person who lives in Barcelona: where they sleep, get a change of clothes, eat, look for work, etc. What does your booking include?
- Walking tour through Barcelona depending on the chosen option.
: both tours run daily from 1st April to 31st October at 9.30am and 5pm, and from 1st November to 31st March at 10am and 3pm.Languages
: English, German and Spanish.Meeting Point
All tours are in small and personal groups allowing you to connect with your guide and creating an intimate experience.The visits to the landmarks and cultural attractions are exterior only.Free under 7 years old.
- Classic Hidden City Walking Tour: plaça Nova, 1 (on the corner of Carrer del Bisbe). Metro: L1 and L3, Catalunya, L3, Liceu and L4 Jaume I. Buses: V17, V15 and 45.
- Street Life Hidden City Walking Tour: in front of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. La Rambla, 51-59. Metro: L3, Liceu. Buses: 91, 59 and V13.
Customer services provider: HIDDEN CITY TOURS