Acclaimed Architecture Walking Tour, Barcelona

In Barcelona you will find buildings that span all eras of the city’s 2000-year history. Gaudi, Gothic and Modernist buildings can all be seen in Catalonia's largest city. This tour is the perfect opportunity to visit Barcelona's acclaimed architectural sights.
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Acclaimed Architecture Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Acclaimed Architecture Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: clare
Arc de Triomf

1) Arc de Triomf (must see)

The Arc de Triomf is an arch-way structure, located near the Park of the Ciutadella. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca I Casanovas in 1888 for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (Universal Exposition), and served as its archway gate. Built in the Moorish revival style, the arch is composed of reddish brickwork. A stone sculpture which states "Barcelona rep les nacions" or "Barcelona welcomes the nations", is located in the front frieze. This sculpture has been...   view more
Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu)

2) Catedral de Barcelona (La Seu) (must see)

La Seu, or the Barcelona Cathedral is one of the most famous and most celebrated sites and religious structures in the city; a classic example of 14th-century Gothic architecture.

This church, constructed on an elevated ground, is considered to be the city's religious centre. Historical records suggest that this site was previously occupied by a temple and later a mosque before the cathedral was established.

Perhaps the most well known religious structure present in Barcelona is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Palace of Catalan Music

3) Palace of Catalan Music (must see)

The Music Palace or the Palau Musica Catalan in Barcelona was designed by the accomplished architect, Muntaner. It was opened in 1908 and is a one-of-a-kind concert hall. This structure is basically the headquarters of the Orfeo Catala, one of the most renowned institutions supporting Catalan culture and music.

One can notice that the building is adorned with the Catalan coat of arms, also known as the ‘Quatre Barres’. The Palace includes the statue of Beethoven, which was created by...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Casa Calvet

4) Casa Calvet

The Casa Calvet is located in Calle Caspe, Barcelona and it is built in the typical Catalonian style. It comprises four stories, excluding the first floor and basement, and also contains a roof terrace. It is one of the many splendid architectural sites in Barcelona duly appreciated by locals and visitors alike.

Antonio Gaudi was the mastermind behind the design of this building and was commissioned to this project by the son of Pedro Martir Calvet, the textile manufacturer. The choice was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Casa Lleó Morera

5) Casa Lleó Morera

The Casa Lleó-Morera is a building designed by noted modernisme architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, located at Passeig de Gràcia 35 in the Eixample district of Barcelona. The building is located on the corner with Carrer del Consell de Cent, and is one of the three important buildings of the Illa de la Discòrdia. The building was originally constructed in 1864, and was renovated beginning in 1902. Unlike many buildings constructed at the time, it was not named after its owner; rather it is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Casa Amatller

6) Casa Amatller (must see)

The Casa Amatller was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The design clearly belongs to the Modernist style, which has been followed for a few chosen buildings in the city, and it is for this very reason that the Casa Amatller is one of the three most distinguished structures in Barcelona’s acclaimed Block of Discord, locally known as the Illa de la Discordia. The building was initially created to serve as a home for the famous chocolatier, Antoni Amatller, and is hence named after him. The...   view more
Casa Batlló

7) Casa Batlló (must see)

Casa Batlló is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in the year 1877 and remodeled in the years 1904–1906. The local name for the building is Casa dels ossos (House of Bones), and indeed it does have a visceral, skeletal organic quality. It was originally designed for a middle-class family and situated in a prosperous district of Barcelona. The building looks very remarkable — like everything Gaudí designed, only identifiable as Modernism or Art Nouveau in the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Queviures Murrià

8) Queviures Murrià

Queviures Murrià is a big grocery store that is also an impressive work of art. It is famous for stocking the best products from every country. Queviures Murrià is housed in a building of a Modernist style that was designed by Ramón...   view more
Casa Terrades

9) Casa Terrades

The Casa Terrades was designed by the prominent architect of modernistic style and one of the most famous architects in the world, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The exact location of this particular structure is Avinguda Diagonal 416. Built in the early 1900s, it was constructed for the purpose of being used by the sisters Terrades.

They wished to accomplish the amalgamation of three different buildings and form a single complex. The curious thing about this building is that it contains both...   view more
Casa Comalat

10) Casa Comalat

There is a great misconception even among the locals in Barcelona, that the Casa Comalat was designed by none other than the great Antonio Gaudi. The fact that the architecture of this building is inspired by his work leads many people to believe this theory, but the designer actually was Salvador Valeri i Pupurull, and this building stands as a tribute to Gaudi’s work and contribution to architecture of Barcelona. Salvador began working on this project somewhere in the early 1900s. The main...   view more
Palau de Baró de Cuadras

11) Palau de Baró de Cuadras

The Palau de Baro de Cuadras is one of the unique structures present in Barcelona. Its originality and uniqueness intrigues all those that visit. The wonder lies in the fact that it has not one, but two façades. This architectural trick makes the building look different from different angles. Not only this, but there is yet another surprising factor.

Each façade does not only make the building appear different, it makes a world of a difference in the entire architecture of the structure....   view more
Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

12) Casa Milà (La Pedrera) (must see)

La Pedrera, also known as the Casa Milà, was constructed between 1905 and 1910 and was completed in 1912. The mastermind behind the designing of the structure was the prominent architect Antoni Gaudi, who was perhaps the most famous architect of his time, and his work is scattered in all of Barcelona today. Located in the Eixample district of the city, the Casa Milà was actually built for Roser Segimon and Pere Milà. In 1980, the building lost most of its glory as the paint wore off and the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Barcelona is rightfully regarded as one of the world's key religious destinations. The number of churches, cathedrals and chapels worth visiting in the Catalan capital is enormous. This three-hour tour will show you to some of them.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Eixample Souvenir Shopping

Eixample Souvenir Shopping

It's a pity, if not a crime, to leave Barcelona without visiting the local specialty shops. Check out this Eixample souvenir shopping tour for some gifts and souvenirs unique to Barcelona that you may want to bring home to your loved ones from this wonderful city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Màgica de Montjuïc, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuïc with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera is a culturally rich, historic area of old town Barcelona. Centuries ago, it was a very well to do neighborhood and was inhabited by aristocrats, merchants, wealthy sailors, and Jewish money-lenders. Today, it is regarded as the Soho of Barcelona and offers trendy shops and cafes, a popular hangout place for tourists and locals alike. Follow this guide and explore the unique sights of La Ribera.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona, located just southwest of the city center and overlooking the harbor. Besides the great view, it also offers visitors many interesting and significant museums such as the Poble Espanyol, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport, and others. Here, you will learn many interesting facts about the history and culture of Catalonia, Barcelona and Spain in general. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the great museums Montjuïc has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Antoni Gaudí's Barcelona Walking Tour

Antoni Gaudí's Barcelona Walking Tour

Gaudí is admired around the world as one of the most distinctive architects of the 20th century. The unique technique and use of natural forms make his creations stand out from the pack. La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and other masterpieces will definitely take your breath away with their beauty, forms, colors, and overall design. Take this tour and enjoy the sight of Barcelona's architectural marvels created by Gaudí.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km

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