Ready-to-Book Tour SANT ANTONI-RAVAL

Public space, place of coexistence


Speaking up for public space is an integral part of Mediterranean culture. In the centre of Barcelona, this becomes clear in projects such as the large cultural facilities in the Raval district or the recently reopened modernist market in the adjacent Sant Antoni neighbourhood. With the implementation of a pedestrianised “superblock” and the recovery of block interiors as gardens for public use, green areas are gaining ground in the urban fabric. This tour focuses on the city's notion as inhabited space, with diverse and vital urban spaces as an essential ingredient, by examining its construction, use and phenomena of citizen appropriation.



MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona | Museum of contemporary art. Richard Meier. 1995

CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona | Cultural centre. Albert Viaplana + Helio Piñón. 1994

Mercat de Sant Antoni | Market hall. Antoni Rovira i Trias. 1882 | Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectes. 2011-18

Superilla de Sant Antoni | Public square. Estimated completion 2019

Biblioteca Sant Antoni - Joan Oliver | Library, senior citizen center and block interior. Barcelona. RCR Arquitectes. 2007



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

Meeting point: Plaça de Catalunya - Hard Rock Café

Transport: By foot

Services: Experienced architect as a guide, reservations

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

Group size: Max 25 participants