Ready-to-Book Tour BARCINO

The city grows from within – Urban development and new building projects in Barcelona's old town


In the 1980s, minor "surgical" interventions and the implementation of new uses were meant to bring more light and air into Barcelona's fetid, filthy, and cramped historic centre. Subsequently, entirely new axes were introduced to improve the existing urban structure and create public space. Today, the preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings within a heritage context pose new challenges to urban planning.



Centre Cívic Pati Llimona | District community centre. Ignasi de Solà-Morales. 1991

Basílica Santa María del Mar | The "Cathedral of the Sea". Berenguer de Montagut. 1329-83

Fossar de les Moreres | Memorial site. Carme Fiol. 1989

Mercat del Born | Cultural centre. Rafael de Cáceres Zurita, Enric Sòria Badia. 2012 | Historic market hall. Josep Fontserè i Mestre. 1876

Mercat de Santa Caterina | Market hall. EMBT Enric Miralles + Benedetta Tagliabue. 2005



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

Meeting point: Plaça Sant Jaume

Transport: By foot

Services: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

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

Group size: Max 25 participants