Today we want to share with you our Barcelona & Urbanism Walking Tour, an amazing way to discover Barcelona through its urbanism.
TRAVEL WITH US TO THE ORIGINS OF MODERN BARCELONA.
This is a trip to the origins of the guidelines laid out by Ildefons Cerdà on the plain of Barcelona. He was responsible for designing a 133m x 133m grid without borders, hierarchies or suburbs that has given Barcelona the status of an advanced city.
In the summer of 1859, a cramped, almost medieval Barcelona embarked on the journey of its expansion plan with the central government’s stamp of approval. The history of the project was marked by two historical events: the first involved the personal achievement of designer Ildefons Cerdà, who went beyond the specific reality of the time and created the General Theory of Urbanization; the second involved the city of Barcelona’s resistance to the plan and the plot to discredit the progressive-minded engineer.
The tour will leave the Collage Building by Rahola Vidal Arquitectes and gradually descend into Cerdà’s grid while we travel in time from the birth of cities to 21st-century Barcelona, through the modern era, the birth of the railway, the Barcelona model and the 22@ district. We will finish our expedition on the roof of Richard Rogers’ Las Arenes Mall Center, where we will reveal and analyze Barcelona’s future projects.
As we wander through courtyards, avenues and squares to feel the pulse of local Barcelona, we’ll talk about communication and the Internet, ways and byways, enlightened despotism, 22@ and the infinite architectural richness of Cerdà’s Barcelona.
And we remind you that we also have this other walking tours
BARCELONA & THE SEA discover Barcelona through its architecture.
& THE FUTURE CITY walk through the smart city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou.
& GAUDI discover the genius of Gaudí and Barcelona architecture.
& THE MARKET see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles.
COME ON GUYS LET’S WALK WITH US AND LIVE A INSPIRING EXPERIENCE!