Sant Antoni – Raval

Public space, place of coexistence

Speaking up for public space is an integral part of Mediterranean culture. In the centre of Barcelona, this becomes clear in projects such as the large cultural facilities in the Raval district or the newly refurbished modernist market in the adjacent Sant Antoni neighbourhood.

With the implementation of pedestrian friendly Superblocks and the recovery of block interiors as gardens for public use, green areas are gaining ground in the urban fabric.

“Let’s fill the streets with life.“ – Join us as we walk the vibrant streetscape of the Raval and Sant Antoni area, a bold test bed for social experimentation and innovation

The Barcelona Superblock Program is part of an ongoing process to expand car-free spaces in the city and renature entire neighborhoods in response to the rapidly changing social, environmental and economic realities.

This tour focuses on the city’s notion as inhabited space, with diverse and vital urban spaces as an essential ingredient, by examining its construction, use and phenomena of citizen appropriation.

Who will be guiding you through the public space of Barcelona’s Sant Antoni and Raval neighborhoods?

A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

  • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
  • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
  • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.

Selection of projects included in the tour

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona | Richard Meier
CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón
Mercat de Sant Antoni | Antoni Rovira i Trias | Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectes
Superilla de Sant Antoni
Biblioteca Sant Antoni – Joan Oliver| RCR Arquitectes

Duration: Half-day tour

Transport: By foot

Service: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Max participants: 25 pax/group