Guided experiences with expert architects in Barcelona
Spreading the love for architecture is our “why”. We want to communicate in an entertaining and reflexive way the architectural and urban culture that defines our built environment.
We are passionate about researching, understanding and explaining the events that have shaped Barcelona since its beginnings and the current strategies that project the city into the future. Lead by our multicultural team of expert architects, we offer a wide variety of guided, thematic and virtual tours, conferences, events and any architectural experience adapted to your needs, totally personalised.
Most requested tours in Barcelona
Smart City – 22@
A visit to Barcelona's tech district, which has been the protagonist of the city's biggest urban transformation in recent years.
Gaudí in Context
Following the footsteps of the modernist legacy in and around Barcelona's Eixample.
Feedback from our architectural tours
Design an architectural tour in Barcelona tailored to your group
Are you looking for a bespoke experience? We organise customised architectural itineraries for companies, professionals, delegations, students and architecture lovers.
Depending on what you need, we focus on specific themes such as urban planning, sustainability and mobility. For example, we organise meetings with specialists and take care of all the necessary planning and management. We speak seven languages and invite you to discover Barcelona with our team of expert architects.
“Stefanie did an excellent job of presenting complex issues in a clear and very interesting way. We were delighted with the tour.”
Our selection of pre-designed architectural tours for groups
Are you visiting Barcelona for the first time and finding it difficult to choose an architectural tour? Or perhaps you know the city well and are looking for a tour that is a little out of the ordinary?
We have designed several routes to satisfy all levels of architectural curiosity, adapting the contents so that both amateur and expert groups can enjoy our architecture tours, talks and workshops in Barcelona and Catalonia.
Visiting the tech district, getting to know the most important sustainable projects or understanding Gaudi’s work at the hands of an expert are some of our proposals.
“Our University visited Barcelona with 30 students in Urban Planning. The lecture was a brilliant introduction to Barcelona for our students and helped them a lot in understanding the city and the places we visited during the week. The tour itself was the highlight of the excursion. Lorenzo did a great job in activating the students and is a great story teller. Looking forward to our next visit or guided tours in other cities.”
Direct booking tours to architectural landmarks for small groups and all architecture lovers
Our architectural tours are designed for small groups, couples and architecture lovers who have little time in Barcelona.
This is the short and direct booking version of our essential architecture tours. During 2.5 hours we guide you into the urban complexity of Barcelona with the help of a specialised architect who will give you his vision in an entertaining and educational way.
Barcino, the seafront or Montjuïc mountain are just a sample of all our guided tours.
“The guided tour with Lorenzo was a real highlight of our trip to Barcelona. He brought the city’s rich architectural history to life with his detailed professional knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing his passion for the city. I was particularly impressed by the way in which he engaged our two children, aged 10 and 12. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I highly recommend the tour.”
Talks, seminars and virtual tours
An experience designed for you to enjoy the architecture and urbanism of Barcelona no matter where you are. Through on-site lectures or online sessions we show you masterpieces and thematic itineraries providing an extra value to your regular visit.
Explore the Eixample Super Blocks, the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion or discover the architectural concepts in Antoni Gaudi’s work. You choose where to start.
“Great tours for any kind of visitor or even locals. Lorenzo knows a lot of interesting stuff of the city and its architectonical details. I did a los of visits with him and our clients and even with family and children. Always a pleasure!”
Guiding Architects Barcelona Blog
Keep up to date with the latest news on architecture and urban planning in our blog:
The City and the Sea
Barcelona Will Host the 37th Edition of the America’s Cup, the Most Important Sailing Regatta in the World.
Mirador Torre Glòries: From Solidity to Lightness
The iconic Barcelona office tower conceived by Jean Nouvel in 2005 has just been remodeled and new cultural uses have been added.
OUT & ABOUT: A Showcase of the Best Contemporary European Architecture
Some thirty projects of those nominated for the EU Mies Award 2022 open their doors throughout Europe during the month of May. We offer guided tours to the five shortlisted projects in Barcelona.
Who we are
At Guiding Architects Barcelona we are a team of architects working to convey the past, present and future of Barcelona’s architecture and urban planning, with a special emphasis on the city’s contemporary architecture.
Guiding Architects Barcelona was created in 1994 by Professor Hans Geilinger – also founder of the international association Guiding Architects – and is currently managed by architect and architectural photographer Lorenzo Kárász.
Its collaborators, who come from Barcelona and different countries around the world, combine their experience in architecture with other disciplines such as urban planning, art or teaching.
GA Barcelona is co-founder of Guiding Architects, an international network for architecture tours which, in addition to inter-city architecture trips, offers professional excursions and tours in more than 40 locations around the world. As a team of architects with many years of local experience, our members have valuable insider knowledge and excellent contact to the local architecture scene.