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Discover Barcelona’s rich architectural tableau on a compelling morning, afternoon or full-day walking tour led by an accomplished guide. On this Viator Exclusive tour, follow an architectural specialist around the city and see magnificent structures from a variety of historical periods. According to your interests, choose a morning tour around the medieval myriad of the Old Quarter; satisfy cultural cravings on a 3km afternoon tour of the innovative waterfront buildings; or combine both in an enriching full-day tour. An intimate experience is guaranteed on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to nine people. 

Highlights

  • Discover Barcelona’s beautiful architecture on this Viator Exclusive walking tour
  • View the city’s landmark buildings, such as Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar, with a architecture specialist as your guide
  • Learn about the city’s fusion of Baroque, Gothic and 21st-century styles
  • Choose a morning tour focused on medieval Barcelona or an afternoon tour showcasing its modern waterfront architecture
  • Upgrade to a full-day tour that combines both the morning and afternoon tour in one day, with time free for lunch (own expense)
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else!

What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover Barcelona's stunning architecture on this Viator Exclusive walking tour!

Select a tour to suit your schedule and interests when you book this Viator Exclusive tour. Choose from a 2.5-hour tour around Barcelona’s atmospheric Old Quarter or discover the architectural innovation of the waterfront’s cluster of constructions on a 2.5-hour afternoon tour. Alternatively, combine both the morning and afternoon option on a comprehensive full-day tour; enjoy 2 hours of leisurely free time in which you can purchase a delicious lunch (own expense) in a local restaurant. All tours begin with greeting your guide in a central city location. 

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each tour option.   

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

JohnO

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide was great. She was very informed about the many aspects of life in Barcelona and of the history of the region. A wonderful morning.

Richard L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Not so much small group more 1:1 which made this tour 100 excellent as I had the full and undivided attention of my very knowledgeable guide. Recommended, of course!

Laurette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Mary Louise was very knowledgeable, friendly and shepherded us through the streets on National Catalonia Day in the middle of thousands of people.

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

It was excelent. A very good overview of changes in the port area. Not just an architecture review but also an historical review. It helped me to understand that architecture in Barcelona goes way beyond Gaudi.

Robert S

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

I booked both the morning and afternoon tours. My guide was excellent! I was sore the next day, as I am not used to walking that much. I highly recommend the morning tour, with the Roman, Gothic, Medieval, and other old buildings, as the interesting sites are all nearby and worth seeing. The afternoon tour is more modern, there are fewer sites to see, they are farther apart, and I wouldn't mind having skipped that tour. Nothing wrong with the guide or the tour agency, just my preference.

ronogborne

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better May 2015

My wife and I did this tour on our first day in Barcelona and while it was interesting, it simply didn't live up to the same standard as most of our other tours in Spain. If you truly are an architecture buff, then perhaps this would be a different story, but because the modern architecture lacks the rich history and artistic elements that make the architecture in the Gothic Quarter so spectacular. If we had this one to do over, we'd probably have skipped it, but I think the other gentleman in our tour group would say exactly the opposite.

ROBERTO ACOSTA A

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2016

NO FUE LO ESPERADO.

Katya V

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

I hesitate to give it even one star. A negative star would be more appropriate. If you want to do this tour - check who your guide will be. Otherwise it can be two hours in Barcelona you will never get back. The woman that met us for the tour was clearly not a tour guide. She did not speak much English, did not tell us anything about the subject - architecture and took us to the free exhibit to read the labels. Then she took us to the terrace of a restaurant, where the host was looking at us in surprise: imagine some random people just walking around the restaurant to enjoy the view without even a cup of coffee! We felt uncomfortable. That was in essence the tour, the rest was purposeless walking around random streets. The worst part was that we expected a tour of Barcelona's icon - Eglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, world-known gem. This architectural tour walked right by it without mentioning a word! A bit ironic...

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