Art Nouveau Architecture and Catalan Design in Eixample

Eixample, Barcelona

Art Nouveau Architecture and Catalan Design in Eixample

Walk through the history of Barcelona’s architecture and interior design from the mid-1800s onwards with this design-focused experience.

You’ll cover everything from the inimitable Gaudí’s legacy to Barcelona’s current reputation as a ‘Design City’. Wander past the fanciful modernisme homes of the Eixample neighbourhood, peek inside pioneering galleries, visit cosmopolitan concept stores and learn about the design impact of the 1992 Olympics before wrapping up with a chat over drinks at in one of Eixample’s swish cafés.

To Book

call smith24 1 800 464 2040

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From €185 for 2 people

Suzanne Wales and Brian Gallagher

Your insider

Suzanne Wales and Brian Gallagher

Writer and architect, respectively

Freelance writer, editor and consultant Suzanne Wales has lived in Barcelona for two decades and worked with architecture and design firms and publications, including Dwell, Metropolis and Wallpaper*. Registered architect Brian Gallagher is the co-founder of Barcelona-based magazine and online platform B-Guided. He has experience as a lecturer and writes for companies in the design sector, including Roca, Gandiablasco, Vibia and Enea.

Go beyond the surface of Eixample’s uniquely Catalan historic buildings.

2 hours and 30 minutes
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 10:30 and 12:00
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
You’ll start with a coffee and design intro in a hotel with a famous art nouveau facade before wandering past architecturally notable buildings aplenty in Eixample’s ‘open-air museum’. You’ll visit modern design galleries and contemporary concept shops, and see how restaurant, bar, and shop design in Barcelona has been influenced in the 21st century.
What you'll learn
During this walking tour of Barcelona’s Eixample neighbourhood you’ll gain insight into the city’s historic and avant-garde architecture and design, stopping inside design galleries, shopping for iconic furniture and uncovering the legacy of Cerdá’s revolutionary urban planning and Gaudí’s fanciful stylings.
Experience location
You will be meeting Suzanne Wales and Brian Gallagher near the Passeig de Gràcia; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.