Professional architecture tours
Discover Barcelona from a different perspective!
We are a team of experienced local architects, who have been successfully organizing architecture tours, as well as talks and seminars on building culture in and around Barcelona since 1994.
Our tours are designed for private groups and available as half-day, one-day or multiple-day tours, giving you a choice of booking options. For individual travelers and small groups of up to six participants, we optionally offer Mini Tours. Our guides speak German, English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and Dutch.
You can choose between Ready-to-Book Tours, that provide a comprehensive introduction to Barcelona, Extra Tours, themed tours on a variety of more specific topics, or fully customized Premium Tours to meet your specific needs. Our tours can be combined with each other and complemented with other activities, such as lectures and workshops.
We will be pleased to design a custom itinerary that best suits your needs and look forward to welcoming you as one of our customers in Barcelona!
"The bottom line is that Monica was great. Her love/ knowledge of history as well as architecture really came through and brought the subject to life. The portfolio she carried with her is very helpful in terms the visualization of her descriptions of the urban planning thrusts underlying the architecture. We also found Monica very personable and generally helpful with some questions that had nothing to do with the tour (how to book a car to get us to the airport given the transit slowdown on Monday)."
Helen Sinclair | Toronto, Canada | Mini Tour Eixample-Modernisme | May 2017
"Everything was perfect. Lorenzo has a great and detailed knowledge, and due to his good connections, we gained insight views, which we would normally not get. Great!"
Birgit Elster, HobaCon/Schmitz | Hamburg, Germany | Premium Tour Interior Design | May 2014
"I am not just likely to recommend: I have actually recommended already. The tour was very informative and well balanced, and the guide very knowledgeable and pleasant. I am also looking forward to returning to Barcelona and doing other GA tours there, and I will make sure I look up GA tours in other destinations I visit."
Eduardo Loyo | Brazil | Mini Tour | December 2016
"The tour which I was allowed to participate in was perfectly organized. The guides conveyed a vivid and up-to-date picture of Barcelona in a professional, exciting and diversified way. I would not hesitate to participate in a guided tour again."
Patrick Gmür, Director of Office for Urbanism, City of Zurich | Switzerland | Premium Multi-Day Tour | May 2013
"Thank you for a perfect tour through Barcelona's new development zone 22@. It was one of our best guided tours in our study time! We would never get all the necessary interesting infomations without Lorenzo. We had so much fun. Thank you so much."
Nanine Lux, FH Augsburg | Germany | Ready-to-Book Tour Diagonal | June 2015
"It was great! We had four wonderful days in Barcelona. Lorenzo Kárász, Hans Geilinger, Steffi Herr and Patricia Tamayo made our jubilee trip to Barcelona to an unforgettable event for the whole big group! All tours were extremely informative, exciting and many-sided. The pre-tour communication was very qualified, constructive, efficient and obliging. Thanks a lot and go on like this!"
Isabel Schällibaum, Schällibaum AG Ingenieure u. Architekten | Wattwil/Herisau, Switzerland | Premium Multi-Day Tour | September 2014
"The well-organized architectural tours and lectures of GA Barcelona stood out with a high level of expertise in providing important background information on Barcelona's architectural and urban planning issues. Thanks to the informative and entertaining presentation by Prof. Hans Geilinger and his team the concepts and strategies of contemporary architecture became clear and understandable. My two professional trips to Barcelona evolved into a dialogue between cities, cultures and people, making them an unforgettable experience."
Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director/Permanent Secretary for Urban Development Berlin, Honorary Professor for Urban Renewal at Berlin's University of the Arts | Germany | Multi-Day Tour | October 2013
"Although we had undertaken many excursions to Barcelona in previous years, Lorenzo was able to make the tour something special with new and unexpected highlights. In addition to his subject knowledge, he was able to impress the group with an extensive general knowledge of the city and region. His uncomplicated way of doing the tour opened many doors. We will definitely include Barcelona in our future excursions!"
Ulrike Schürmann, Sto SE & Co. KGaA | Stuehlingen, Germany | Premium Multi-Day Tour | April 2015
"We would like to thank you. Ana was a wonderful and fascinating guide. The conference, particularly interesting, fascinated the participants. It was fundamental to begin by the conference before going off to explore impressive architectural realizations. All our group thanks Ana and you. We lived, thanks to you, an experience of a rare wealth. We are used to visiting european cities. Never a visit was so enriching. We wish you a lot of success. We shall not miss to speak about your initiative to other groups."
Jean-Fred Bourquin, Rotary Genève | Switzerland | Lecture + Tour | June 2015
"We have been working together with GA Barcelona for 15 years – clearly a story of success."
Marc Meyer, Professor, Zurich University of Applied Sciences | Switzerland | October 2013
"Thank you very much for the excellent experience of having you as our guide! There were many nice comments afterwards regarding both the projects selected, the pacing, narration, general logistics and the very handsome guide :)"
Espen Normann, LINK arkitektur | Trondheim, Norway | Multi-Day Tour | October 2016