Guided tours for architecture junkies

Build your dream tour of the iconic buildings of Barcelona, city of design & culture.

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Barcelona is dusting off her skyline and emerging into the 21st century as a design and architecture force to be reckoned with.

Where the modern world meets the old, Barcelona is home to the most iconic buildings that have wowed critics and visitors alike. From Antonio Gaudi to Zaha Hadid, it is clear that Barcelona takes great pride in being one of the most architecturally forward-thinking cities in the world.

ARTCHITECTOURS is a company specialising in tours and visits that will introduce you to the architecture, art and design of this great city. Passionate about their subject, they encourage questions and debate, making their visits more than your typical walking tour.

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These are the most popular routes

Raval
Raval, historic yet avant-garde

The district of el Raval is a real mix of history, culture and modernity.

Featured spots:

Hospital de la Santa Creu

Tour times:

Mondays 14:30 h – French
Fridays 10:30 h – English
Saturdays 14:30 h – Spanish

Price €32 (glass of Cava, beer or coffee included)

Born
Ribera and el Born

Medieval buildings stand side-by-side with modern ones, weaving a unique urban tapestry.

Featured spots:

Palau de la Música Catalana
Mercat de Santa Catarina
Santa Maria del Mar
Parc de la Ciutadella

Tour times:

Fridays 14:30 h – English
Saturdays 14:30 h – English

Price €30

Eixample
Eixample, Cerdà and Modernisme route

Get to know Cerdà’s Eixample on a route beginning at the heart of Medieval Barcelona.

Featured spots:

Iglesia de Santa Anna
Plaza Catalunya
Casa Batlló
La Pedrera

Tour times:

Mondays 09:30 h – French
Friday 10:30 h – English
Saturdays 10:30 h – English

Price €30


Let Artchitectours Build Your Dream Itinerary
  • Tours can be tailored to suit all interests, be they modern or classical, amateur or professional.
  • If you prefer, try one of 8 different suggested culture and architecture itineraries designed by ArtchitectoursClick Here For A List
  • Tours can be booked in over 7 different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese).
  • All tour guides are experts in local culture and history and are all in fact architects themselves.
  • Perfect for small groups or large corporations on the hunt for new ideas (work visits to a site in construction can be arranged by Artchitectours)
  • Duration of tours can vary depending on the time you have available. Choose from a mini-tour of 2.5 hours, a half day (4 hours) or full day (7 hours) tours or even a weeklong series of itineraries.

 

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Tickets for entrance into buildings or monuments are not included in the price.

 

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Office hours: 09:30 – 19:00 Monday to Friday
Open every day of the year but reservations can be made only during office hours

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English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Catalan, Japanese, Russian.

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ARTCHITECTOURS Office:
c/ Ganduxer 53
08021 Barcelona

Notes

Artchitectours can arrange transportation and can coordinate a group pick up/drop off. Please call the office for more details.
Since each itinerary is tailor-made you will pick the start point and finish point of your tour.
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9 COMMENTS

  1. I´m really loving this initiative. The city attracts a lot of architecture-lovers and this sounds like a wonderful plan to appreciate the city´s most iconic architecture landmarks!

  2. Hi, I’m interested to do a tour in mid March with my father who will be visiting and is almost 80, meaning he’s slowing down. We are interested in buildings by: Jeroni F. Granell i Manresa as I am renovating a villa that he designed. Can you help or sugest something that would not require a great deal of walking but would give us a wealth of information on this lesser-known early Modernist Architect?
    Thank you,
    Tony Hayes

    • Hi Tony,

      Jerome F. Granell is one of Barcelona’s most original Modernista architects. Well known for revitalising the art of glass-making, he produced a large proportion of Barcelona’s Modernista glasswork, some of which can be seen in the Palau de la Música and Hospital de Sant Pau.

      If you would like to see his work, take a look at this list we’ve sent you so you can schedule visits according to their locations and the distances between them.

      Casa Antoni Miquel – Balmes, 54
      Casa Elisa Bremon d’Espina – Gran de Gràcia, 61
      Casa Jaume Forn – Roger de Llúria, 82 – València, 285
      Casa Jeroni F. Granell I – Roger de Llúria, 84
      Casa Jeroni F. Granell II – Balmes, 65
      Casa Jeroni F. Granell III – Girona, 122
      Casa Jeroni F. Granell IV – Gran Via, 582
      Casa Joan Palmerola – Casp, 45
      Casa Leonor Matas – Roselló, 293
      Casa Rossend Capellades – Bailèn, 126
      Casa Rossend Capellades – Bailèn, 127
      Casa Unifamiliar – Pàdua, 75
      Casas Antoni Par – Gran de Gràcia, 262 – 264 y Nil Fabra, 01 – 03
      Casas Jeroni F. Granell – Mallorca, 184-188
      Escola del Passatge Centelles – Passatge Centelles, 28
      Hotel Buenos Aires – Mont d’Orsà, 31-33 (Vallvidrera)

      Best wishes

      • Dear Andrew,
        Thank you! This is a great start. Do you have staff people that are well informed on Jerome F. Granell? I would be interested to spend a few hours on a guided tour if the person leading the tour was well informed on Jerome F. Granell.
        Please get back to me, my father would join us and he will be in Barcelona March 12 through March 15th; thus, the 14th would be an ideal time for us.

        Best regards and thank you for ansering my email.
        Tony

          • Hi Tony,
            Glad you like the list.
            We don’t have any staff that informed on Jerome F. Grannell (yet!), but we recommend this tour from ICONO, where you can book a customised tour suited to your interests. They have many tour guides who really know their stuff so it’d be a good idea to get in touch with them and organise a brilliant Jerome F. Grannell tour. You can find out more about them in one of our other blog posts by clicking this link
            As for the villa, I’m afraid there is not too much we can tell from the info on the page you sent us. But it certainly is a beautiful building. You may have seen this already, but this view of the villa is also amazing!
            Best wishes

  3. Truly nice post you have here. It’d be really cool to read something more about that theme. Thnx for posting this information.

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