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Architecture: Past to Present

Barcelona Architecture Tour

Architecture: Past to Present
A finely tuned day on the town for architecture lovers and experts.

Barcelona’s architecture is unrivaled anywhere else in the world. Nowhere can you admire ancient Roman ruins, Gothic cathedrals and palaces, dream-like “Modernist” creations unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and slick contemporary constructions, all within minutes of each other. The distinctiveness of Barcelona’s buildings, the city’s rare union between old and new, and the intelligent urban layout are fascinating to all, especially those who understand architecture and urban planning. There’s a reason those who do, will travel any distance to witness the phenomenon for themselves and, if they’re lucky, to contribute with architectural gems of their own! Today, no big-name architect’s repertoire is complete without at least one work in Barcelona.

If your desire is to discover, decipher, and interpret the architecture of Barcelona, in an in-depth and intelligent way, then this tour is for you.

Barcelona’s buildings are diverse in style, vast in quantity, and often dispersed throughout the city’s different neighborhoods, as are the masterfully-designed urban spaces. And their constructions span a continuum of over 2000 years, with important landmarks left behind in each era. So, the clearer you can be with us about your specific tastes and the types, styles, and time periods you’d like this tour to include, the easier our job will be. We’ll tailor the experience to you.

This experience depends greatly on you and your interests.
Please let us know what you’re looking for:

Getting around: On foot.* Bicycle. Car & driver.
Duration: Half-day. Full-day

Personally designing this type of itinerary is a task that takes time and thought. The further in advance you contact us, the more time we’ll have to organize and customize your route.

For an architectural tour concentrating solely or primarily on Barcelona’s “Modernist” architecture – the city’s most famous attraction – please see “A Modernist Fantasy”.

*With us, there’s always a chance that your walking tours will include rides on the ‘metro’ or other forms of public transport. If so, this is included in the tour price.



We highly recommend you read our General Touring Guidelines before booking. We want you know exactly what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on any existing route or guideline!


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