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Leading Architects

Today we want to talk about our Leading Architects, sharing with you some more personal details about our guides. All the guides of Barcelona Architecture Walks are practicing architects, most of whom are professors of architecture, as well as architecture critics. This variety of top professionals provides a wide spectrum of knowledge on a huge range of topics that only Barcelona Architecture Walks can provide.

We walk with our own critical and contemporary perspectives and a wry smile on our faces because… we love architecture!

All our Leading Architects have interesting things to tell us… so we consider important to share it with you. Let’s to meet Pia Wortham!

Pia Wortham. Mexico City, Mexico.

Tufts University Civil Engineering and Fine arts Museum School of Boston Massachusetts. 1980-84. Masters of Architecture Columbia University 1985-89. Winner of the Matthew Del Gaudio Award for Design Excellence Columbia University 1989

Enric Miralles Architect 1990-1993, 1994-1997
Callis Wortham Architects 1991- 2018
Professor Portland University 2002- 2006
Professor University of Houston Barcelona Summer Program 2012-2013
Professor History of Technology Barcelona Architecture Center 2015-2018

BAW Walker Nov 2017- the present


“History is multidisciplinary,  and if we choose to look at history this way the whole accumulation of our human experience is more interesting. My classes have a healthy combination of technology and historical fact that I combine in order to relate the past to our present architectural practice and technology. This dual focus allows me to adapt the content of my tours based on the background and interests of the group. Architecture is a strange hybrid of many disciplines that literally makes up our built environment, I  try to convey the intricacies and complexities of cities in general and Barcelona in particular to enhance a sense of curiosity in the world around us.”


And here our 5 regular tours for the 2019/2020 season:

BARCELONA & GAUDI a great start to discover the genius of Gaudí.

BARCELONA & THE FUTURE CITY walk through the smart-city looking for our Future and discover with us the new Superblock at Poblenou.

BARCELONA & GOTHIC TO MODERN see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles.

BARCELONA & THE SEA  discover Barcelona through its architecture.

BARCELONA & THE URBANISM travel with us to the origins of the modern Barcelona.


In addition we have other 5 special tours:

BCN & SAGRADA FAMILIA. On this special four-hour tour, you will enjoy two of the most emblematic and most visited monuments in Barcelona led by an official tour guide that specializes in “Modernismo”.

BAW & RCR a full day coach excursion to see the most emblematic works of the RCR studio, awarded with the Pritzker of Architecture 2017.

BCN & LANDSCAPE coach tour of the largest urban parks in Barcelona.

BCN & MODERNISME  4-5 h expedition, during this tour we will see all the structures of the BARCELONA & GAUDI plus the area of the 1888 exhibition.

BCN & BARCELONA 1929 a tour discovering the projects that were made for the transformation of Barcelona on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1929.


Each route is driven by a set of themes and concepts that decode the city whilst stimulating new ways of thinking about and seeing Barcelona. Come and walk with us and live a fantastic experience!!!



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