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Guided architectural tours

FLC is pleased to offer private architectural tours of Barcelona designed by Rafael Gómez-Moriana, a Spanish-Canadian architecture critic who teaches and writes in international design magazines such as The Architectural Review, Mark, Frame, and Azure. The tours are thematic, each one focussing on a specific period of Barcelona’s rich architectural and urban history, and intended for groups of up to 10 persons. Tours are conducted in English or Spanish, are approximately 4 hours in duration, and involve walking as well as public transportation (or taxi in the case of very small groups).

Customized Barcelona Architecture tours, such as a cycling tour of Barcelona architecture, can be designed for you upon request. Please contact us

Medieval Barcelona Tour

A walking tour of the Medieval monuments of Barcelona’s historical city centre in which not only churches such as Santa María del Mar are visited and explained, but also Catalan Civil Gothic works such as the former shipyards or the Santa Creu hospital.

Modernist Barcelona Tour

19th and early 20th century lesser-known but equally fascinating works by Gaudí and contemporaries of his such as Puig i Cadafalch, Domènech i Montaner, Rogent i Amat, and Rovira i Trias. The focus is on both structural as well as iconographic inventiveness, as well as the cultural context of industrial-era Barcelona in which these Arts and Crafts masterpieces were created.

Rationalist Barcelona Tour

Early to mid-20th century works by Modernist architects such as Mies, Sert, Coderch, Sostres, Bonet, Moragas and others who used concrete, glass and steel to create structures that were socially, technologically and artistically progressive, and which participated, through avant-garde media, in an emerging global discussion of architecture and urbanism.

Olympic Barcelona Tour

Architecture, infrastructure, public space and landscape works from the Olympic era that exhibit the plurality of creative approaches taken by architects such as Miralles & Pinós, Meier, Viaplana & Piñon, Martínez Lapeña & Torres, Bofill, Moneo, or Bohigas; works which contributed to a post-industrial urban transformation that made Barcelona world-famous and set an example for other cities to follow.

Contemporary Barcelona Tour

Architecture, infrastructure, public space and landscape works completed since the start of the 21st century in Barcelona, including computer-generated fabrications and recently refurbished heritage by local and international figures such as Jordi Badia, Josep Llinás, RCR, Cloud 9, Mateo, Nouvel, Rogers, Herzog & de Meuron, Garcés – de Seta – Bonet, or Flores & Prats.

Custom tour

A tour according to your specific interest, where we can visit works from different periods.

 

 

Rafael Gómez-Moriana