Ready-to-Book Tour MONTJUÏC

Artificial nature – Natural artificiality

 

The 1929 International Exhibition accelerated the urbanization of Montjuïc, Barcelona's landmark hill located in the southwest of the city. Until then, the area had been predominantly utilised for agriculture and quarrying, with its southern slope being home to Barcelona’s huge necropolis Cementiri de Montjuïc, which is still in use today. On the occasion of the 1992 Olympic Games, Montjuïc underwent another major transformation. Well known for its numerous sports facilities, large parks and museums, Barcelona's  green hilltop now serves as one of the city's major recreational areas within the tightly packed urban landscape.

Program

 

Jardins del Mirador de l'Alcalde | Panorama terrace. Joaquim Casamor. 1969 | FORGAS Arquitectes Joan Forgas + Dolors Ylla-Català. 2009

Jardí Botànic de Barcelona | Botanical garden. Carlos Ferrater + Josep Lluís Canosa, Bet Figueras. 1999

Anella Olímpica | Olympic area. Arata Isozaki, Ricardo Bofill, Santiago Calatrava and others. 1992

Pavelló Barcelona | Barcelona Pavilion. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1929 | Cristian Cirici, Fernando Ramos, Ignasi de Solà-Morales. 1986

CaixaForum Barcelona | Cultural centre. Arata Isozaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna, Robert Brufau. 2002 | Former factory Casaramona. Josep Puig i Cadafalch. 1911

Les Arenes | Shopping centre. Richard Rogers, Luis Alonso + Sergio Balaguer. 2011 | Historic bullring. August Font i Carreras. 1899

Details

 

Duration: Half-day Tour 3.5 - 4.0 hours | Mini Tour 2.0 - 2.5 hours

Meeting point: Hotel

Transport: Private bus

Services: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

Languages: German, Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Group size: Max 25 participants