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Barcelona design tours

Written by Christine

Barcelona is a city that is known for its famous architecture, renowned artists, and for its sense of creativity and innovation. If you are interested in the artistic side of the city then you should try the Barcelona Design Tour: routes that were created to show you the history of Barcelona through the lens of design. As you explore the city like never before you will notice not only the rich history but also the ingenuity and creativity that makes Barcelona such a special place.

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Barcelona Centre de Disseny

Photo credit: Stuck in Customs via / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: Stuck in Customs via / CC BY-NC-SA

This non-profit company is dedicated to spreading information and knowledge about the history of design in Barcelona across different fields. When you look on their website you will see a map in which you can select different “design routes” across Barcelona that best suit your interests. As design can include many things like fashion, architecture, art, and beyond there are several routes to choose from that will show you the best of all these things. Some other routes include hotels, restaurants, and galleries. Most of the design routes will take you through the center of Barcelona to see various monuments and locations, but depending on the route you might head off the beaten path and explore corners of the city that are usually neglected by tourists. Along the way you will discover new and unique points of interest that you may have missed before.

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Modernism walking tour

If you would like to see a tour of the modernist design in Barcelona regarding architecture then you should go on the Modernism walking tour. This tour will take you on a two-hour ramble through the city in which you will see works of some of the most famous architects in Barcelona, like Gaudí and Puig i Cadafalch. All of the buildings that you will encounter are from the modernist style and designed in the style that has come to become so recognizable and unique to Barcelona. You will have the chance to see many of the buildings that have helped to put Barcelona on the map as a leader in design and architecture. You must book your tour ahead of time and the tours are available in English, Spanish, Catalan, and French. The cost is €16 per person with a discounted rate for children, including entrance to the Modernism Museum so that you can learn more about the history behind the movement that helped to shape Barcelona. This tour is perfect for those who want to see the sights as well as learn the background information and history that goes along with them.

Top 10 BCN Design Tour

Photo credit: Luc Mercelis via / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: Luc Mercelis via / CC BY-NC-ND

This list was compiled by Barcelona Turisme to highlight the 10 most important buildings in Barcelona when talking about design. There are some that represent architecture, others fashion or interior design. While the other tours include Barcelona’s more recognizable buildings, this tour will show you some that are not as well known and therefore a pleasant surprise to discover. In the center you can find the Mercat de Santa Caterina or Vinçon on Passeig de Gràcia. The other buildings will take you outside of the center and into other places of the city to discover hotels, shops, museums, and public spaces. Download the list now and you’re all set to begin exploring.

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Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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