Barcelona is an open book, and its chapters are read through its incredible architectural heritage. Roman and the renaissance, modernism and post-modern, art nouveau and art deco, the city has embraced many architectural styles and excelled at each one. No wonder top international architects such as Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito and Richard Rogers have been eager to leave their mark in Barcelona’s new neighbourhoods.
But let’s not forget the inner city. The transformation of Barcelona’s Old Town from grimy streets to a vibrant urban playground is exemplary. Here, you will see how ancient monasteries, hospitals, and civic buildings have been reborn for the modern day.
Barcelona Design Tours will navigate you through the pretty squares and palm-filled promenades that have opened up the Old Town, revealing secret courtyards, cutting edge new builds, hipster cafes and other gems.