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Barcelona Culture Tours

Art and culture expert Jeff Swartz specializes in guiding visitors through Barcelona’s finest cultural, architectural and artistic sites. Barcelona Culture Tours cover the well known to the little known. Check out these tour ideas or customize your visit.

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  • Contemporary Architecture and Public Space Tour

    Over the last 30 years Barcelona has undergone massive urban renewal. The idea has been to provide quality services and design to each neighbourhood through excellence in urban design. The project was given a huge push by the 1992 Olympic Games and has continued until now, with Barcelona touted as a smart-city icon. Architecture and […]

  • The Genius of Gaudi Tour

    Antoni Gaudí was a modern master, one of the world’s most unique and original architects. Born in southern Catalonia in 1852, he came to Barcelona to study, and the majority of his buildings and projects are in and around the city. Together we’ll take in Gaudí’s fascination with past styles like the Gothic, his take […]

  • Picasso and Barcelona Tour

    Pablo Picasso came to Barcelona as a youngster and left for Paris in his early 20s. It was in Barcelona where he went to art school, learned what it meant to be avant-garde, and was first introduced to bohemian culture. Our tour combines the city of Picasso’s youth with a visit to the Picasso Museum. […]

  • Stones of the Gothic Quarter Tour

    Few European cities have Barcelona’s wealth of historical architecture. Along with the vivid memory of the Roman and Gothic periods in the Ciutat Vella (the Old City), the neighbourhood retains its local population, making for a collage of past and present. Barcelona was founded by the Romans in 14 B.C., and Roman streets can still […]

  • Study Tours

    Barcelona Culture works extensively with student and museum groups, featuring on-site learning visits. Complementary practical workshops and classroom experiences are also developed. We work alongside your professionals and academics in art, design, architecture and urban planning, providing full programs or complementing existing ones. Barcelona Culture works with all types of groups and offers very favourable […]

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  • Jeff Swartz talks Gaudi and Picasso on Peter Greenberg Worldwide

    Gaudí and Picasso are the lively topics of debate as CBS travel reporter Peter Greenberg interviews Jeff Swartz, the founder of Barcelona Culture, for his radio program. The conversation, from Barcelona’s Hotel Arts, is now online (to listen, click on the MP3 and wait to load; Swartz begins at the hour mark). Peter Greenberg Worldwide, The Travel Detective is a leading blog and […]

  • Casa Vicens, Gaudí’s First Commission, Opening in 2016

    The Casa Vicens, in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona, will become one of the many Antoni Gaudí constructions open to the public in 2016. The original house is near other Gaudí monuments like La Pedrera and the Casa Batlló, in the heart of modernista Barcelona, the name given to the Catalan art nouveau. It has […]

  • A Teenager at the MNAC Museum: José García Narezo

    It is not unusual to find teenagers in major art museums, though usually as part of a school project shown in an educational workshop. The case of Jose García Narezo is entirely different: with drawings and paintings done as young as 16 at the Catalan National Museum of Art (MNAC) in Barcelona, García Narezo is […]