Barcelona's Contemporary Architecture Bike Tour with a Local

Xavi

The Local Architect

Barcelona's Contemporary Architecture Bike Tour with a Local

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( 14 reviews ) star City tour Barcelona 1 - 6 watch_later 3 hours
  • Learn about Barcelona's urban history
  • Private experience with a Barcelona local architect
  • Gain local insights about architecture
  • Bike through Barcelona's seaside
  • Take a look at future urban developments
  • Remarkable architecture throughout the road

You will meet here: Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica

What you can expect

Ready for a unique bike tour in Barcelona? Let's hop on our bikes to sightsee modern architecture & developments on a 10km bike route. I will tell you all about Barcelona's most remarkable architecture and urban planning since 1992 to 2017 as we pedal away!

We will spot important buildings like the 1992s Olympic Villa area, where I'll explain how this event changed the look of the city forever. You will learn about Barcelona's own twin towers, a secret gem of the Portuguese master Alvaro Siza, and a lesser-known Miralles intervention.

On our ride we will also encounter stunning views of Barcelona's seaside all the way to the 2004 Forum of the Cultures area where you will see the city's most remarkable public space and its surroundings. The highlight? Herzog & de Meuron's Blue Museum!

This fun experience on our bikes wil alsol take us to the heart of the 22@ district where there is interesting contemporary architecture in every corner. Jean Nouvel? Check. Dominique Perrault or David Chipperfield? Check. Barcelona's first 0 emission building? Check. And many more!

This 10 km ride features a look into the future of Barcelona, where we will get to see Glories under-construction and a few more unique buildings on our way back to the meeting point.

If riding a bike is not for you but you are still interested to learn and see the contemporary side of Barcelona, we can turn this experience on a 5 hr walking tour instead. Just let me know and I can personalize this experience for you in any way!


This is the plan

1st sight
1992s Olympic Villa & Port
2nd sight
Seaside architectural landmarks
3rd sight
2004 Forum of the Culture
4rd sight
22@ District
5th sight
Glories & Meridiana

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City tour details

Type
Private City tour
Mode of transport
Bicycletour
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Ciutadella | Vila Olímpica
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkEquipment

Xavi

The Local Architect

14 reviews

For one, I was born and have lived in Barcelona for 25+ years. I know my city inside out, its history, urbanism, new buildings and developments, I'm as local as it gets!

As an architect, I studied at BarcelonaTech where I obtained my master's degree. At school, and as a personal hobby, I always take on Barcelona's new architecture and urban planning to try to understand its design and context.

My other passion is food, I know all the best places to eat and I'm always trying new food and cuisines."

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