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Barcelona Modern Architecture Tour

See the most important modern architectural works in Barcelona

The Modern Architecture Tour is a city tour to the most important works of modern architecture in Barcelona. The route includes some of the European masterpieces such as Torre Hesperia, MACBA, Torre Agbar and Las Arenas, but also lesser-known works such as the bridge and tele-antena by Santiago Calatrava. The tour also focuses on the interaction between architecture, urban development and the Catalan culture.

Since the city began planning the Olympic Games events, some of the world's leading architects have come to Barcelona to build a wide range of emblematic buildings all over the city. Richard Rogers, Norman Foster, Arata Isozaki, Enric Miralles and Jean Nouvel are among the many international architects who have built buildings in Barcelona over the last decades.

Suggested itinerary for the Barcelona Modern Architecture Tour

The itinerary below is a suggestion for a full day tour. However, we can customize the tour and include the monuments you are interested in.

Montjuic & Plaza España
  • Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion
  • Herzog & de Meuron: The Forum Building
  • Richard Rogers: Les Arenes- Conversion of the old bullfighting ring
  • Arata Isozaki: Sala Sant Jordi
  • Santiago Calatrava: Olympic Antenna (The Calatrava Tower)
Poblenou - Glories - 22@ & Olympic Port
  • Jean Nouvel: Torre Agbar
  • Jean Nouvel: Park
  • Frank Gehry: Fish sculpture
  • Santiago Calatrava: Bac de Roda Bridge
  • Miralles & Tagliabue: Gas Natural building
  • MBM (Martorell, Bohigas & Mackey): Barcelona disseny Hub
  • Enric Ruiz Geli: Media Tic
  • Miralles & Tagliabue: Parc Diagonal Mar
  • Jordi Badia & Jordi Framis: Can Framis
  • City planning & urbanization in the 22@barcelona district
  • Herzog and de Meuron: the Forum building
  • Manel Brullet & Albert de Pineda: Barcelona Biomedical Research
Hospitalet (suburb)
  • Richard Rogers: The Hespería tower (lunch in the Hespería tower)
  • Toyo Ito: Torre Fira
  • Toyo Ito: Suites Avenue
Raval and historic center
  • Richard Meiers Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona
  • Miralles & Tagliabue: Mercat Santa Catarina
  • Norman Foster: Tele-antena on Tibidabo
Details and prices for the Modern Architecture Tour
The Tour to the Modern Architecture of Barcelona can be arranged for groups of between 8 and 50 people.

Duration of the Barcelona Architecture Tour
2-4 hours (the tour can be customized)

Prices of the Modern Architecture Tour
Prices from
28 €/36 €
per person for a Private Modern Architecture Tour. The tours costs from 28 € per person for a private walking tour (with the use of metro tickets). For a tour with a private bus, the prices start at 36 €/person.
The prices depend on the number of participants and the tour is only orgnized for private groups of minimum 8 people.

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