Barcelona's seaside is a dance in time of rapprochement and distrust, an example of the eternal fight of the reason and order against social and urban entropy.
First of all as a Fortified city, retreat of italic legionaries, was called Barcino. Later on, when “Santa Maria!” was a shout in every soldier’s and sailor’s lips, the Medieval Barcelona was the capital of shipowners and merchants of the Mare Nostrum. And then modernist, worker, industrial, Olympic and even forum of cultures, but overall Barcelona has been always one with the sea, the Mediterranean Sea.
The Barcelona Architecture Walks BAW are a series of architectural expeditions that divulge the essence of Catalan Masters and the Barcelona that accompanied them in his search for excellence..
Each route is an urban exploration led by practicing architects with a critic and contemporary viewpoints Our principal aim is to present the essence of city of Barcelona to the larger public.
My name is Miguel Angel Borrás and together with my wife Elodie Grammont we launch 9 years ago the Barcelona Architecture Walks, a series of urban walking tours led by architects, inviting you to discover our city through the buildings and lessons of its Masters. All the guides of Barcelona Architecture Walks are practicing architects, most of whom are professors of architecture, as well as architecture critics. This variety of top professionals provides a wide spectrum of knowledge on a huge range of topics that only Barcelona Architecture Walks can provide. We walk with our own critical and contemporary perspectives and a wry smile on our faces because… we love architecture! In 2014, we were listed as one of the world’s top five architecture tours by The Sydney Morning Herald. In 2017 few weeks ago, we were selected by The week Portfolio (UK) as one of the five best Architectural tours in Europe. In the last six years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), Barcelona Architecture Walks has been honored with the Certificate of Excellence from the travel portal TripAdvisor, which awards the distinction to the top-performing 10% of businesses that deliver consistently great service. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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