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Barcelona & The Sea walking tour

Discover the history of Barcelona through its architecture with our The Sea walking tour!

Hi Walkers!

Today we want to share with you our Barcelona & The Sea Walking Tour, an amazing way to discover the history of Barcelona through its architecture.

The intense conversation between Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea has been always about how the quest for order is confronted by the obstinate reality of urban chaos, which is precisely what makes it all so interesting.
A calm trip from the origins of Barcelona to today’s skyline at the beach!

As a fortified city and a retreat for Roman legionaries, it was called Barcino. Later, when “Santa Maria!” was the oath on every soldier’s and sailor’s lips, medieval Barcelona was a city ruled by the shipowners and merchants of Mare Nostrum. Over the years, it has also explored its modernist, worker, industrial and Olympic facets, and even as a forum of cultures, but through it all, Barcelona has always been one with the sea, the Mediterranean.

We will walk along narrow streets, parks, beaches and breakwaters, where we’ll try to tell the story of the sea and how it seem to have left the city center while we have been overtaken by time.

In the meantime, we’ll visit the Roman defensive walls and the Temple of Augustus, Santa María del Mar church, Moll de la Fusta wharf by Manuel de Solà-Morales, Barceloneta Market by Josep Miàs, Casa de la Marina apartment building by Jose Antonio Coderch, Somorrostro beach in Barceloneta and, finally, the Barcelona skyline.

We will talk about defensive walls and extensions, ports and beaches, the cultured members of society, as well as some of the swine, and we’ll try to decide if Aristotle was right when he said that anyone living outside the city had to be either a god or a beast.

And we remind you that we continue with our walking tours as usual:

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

& 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.

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

& THE MARKET see Barcelona through the eyes of Enric Miralles.



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