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Forbidden Barcelona Tour

Stories of prostitution and sex spectacles, murders and more... discover the sordid and depraved side of Barcelona with this guided tour.


By day maybe you would see her begging, dressed in rags. But by night she graced luxurious galas in the Liceu and other exclusive spots in Barcelona. This was the double life of Enriqueta Martí, otherwise known as the Vampire of Raval. Who was this person in reality, accused of the prostitution and murder of various children in the Catalan capital? We'll begin by discovering the end of this story, at the Jaume I metro station, the start point of our tour of Barcelona's more depraved side...

As we explore El Raval, we'll tell stories of the vampire, who died in 1913 but is still remembered in books and television.

We'll also discover the history of Barcelona's brothels, a story long intertwined with that of Barcelona itself. We'll pass by the mythical Sala Bagdad, which hosts one of the most famous erotic shows in the city, revealing some of the sauciest anecdotes to have come out of the establishment. If these walls could talk...

Around the corner from this symbol of hedonistic, libertine, Barcelona stands one of the best conserved Roman religious monuments in the city: the Sant Pau del Camp monastery. You'd think that monks and sex were incompatible... or are they?

Important Information

Due to the nature of the tour it's not recommended for under 16s


Adults Accredited students
Tour in English
US$ 15.40
US$ 13.20

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 15.4
  • Accredited students

    US$ 13.2

More Information


2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide, specialist in the history of Barcelona.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Barcelona).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 15.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Metro Jaume I.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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