With this Cultural Walking Tour, we invite you to discover the history of Barcelona and its mobility. We will analyse two different, complementary urban-planning models from 19th-century Barcelona: Vila de Gràcia and the Cerdà Plan.
Vila de Gràcia was developed as a chaotic juxtaposition of plans, with the aim of absorbing a large part of the population of Barcelona once the medieval walls fell. At the same time, work began on Ildefons Cerdà’s Eixample in 1860, a design for a cutting-edge, hygienic, efficient, rational city.
The tour will take you through the neighbourhood of Gràcia, where we will discover its fascinating history, from the 18th-century farmhouses to present day. We’ll finish our tour where these two urban-planning paradigms converge: at the corner of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal, where CASA SEAT now stands, and we’ll invite you in for a refreshment.
The walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours and spots are limited so you must sign up beforehand. The tour will start from the Fontana metro stop (Carrer d’Astúries, 4) and finish at CASA SEAT.
Language: Spanish and/or Catalan.