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Contemporary Architecture Guided Tour

Barcelona Contemporary Architecture Tour

Barcelona has lots of faces: apart from the Gothic quarter and the modernist one, there is a contemporary city that looks to the future, another Barcelona where the most renowned architects all over the world have been challenged to build their buildings.

The purpose of this itinerary is to discover the recent patrimony of both 20th and 21st centuries.

We start visiting the Pabellón Mies van der Rohe, initially conceived for the Universal Exhibition in 1929. We continue along Montjuïc Mountain having a look at the Olympic ring and the Sport facilities where the Olympic Games where held in 1992: the Stadium, Sant Jordi Palace by Arata Isozaki, the Tower by Santiago Calatrava.

The tour will continue with the Miró Foundation, a beautiful Mediterranean construction, inaugurated in 1976 and designed by Josep Lluís Sert.

We will stop in a window of the bay to enjoy the views of the harbor and the city from the heights.

Arriving to the entrance door of Barcelona’s harbor, there is the World Trade Center, inaugurated in 1999, a work by Li Pei’s.

Following the maritime façade we arrive to the Olympic Village, a new neighborhood by the sea, where we can find masterpieces by, Bohigas-Martorell-Mackay (Olympic harbour, Folch’s Chimney), Franck Gehry (hotel Arts and Golden Fish Sculpture), Álvaro Siza (Meteorology Centre), León-Ortiz (Mapfre Tower), Enric Miralles and Benedito-Mateos (The Temple of Abraham).

We will walk across, where the new icon of Barcelona is situated, Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel.

Finally we will traverse the new and modern Diagonal Mar quarter where the Centro Internacional de Congresos de Barcelona was built, the biggest in the South of Europe, inaugurated in 2004 and designed by Mateo & Asociados and the Forum Building by Herzog y De Meuron. We can go inside.

Guided Tour: Yes

Duration: 4 hours

People each group: from 1 to 5

Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Greek, Polish  (only one language per group)

What's Included

  • Pickup and drop off at requested hotel or address in Barcelona
  • Official Guide during the whole tour
  • The selected vehicle for transfers within the city. for the whole tour

Not Included

Entrance tickets

Price Starting from  475€

 

 

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