The old country town, situated at the base of the mountain, is based on a non compact urbanism. Detached houses and mansions, prestigious educative and health centers and a private and introverted life shape a different lonely, garden and textural Barcelona. With country estate holidays history, Sarrià Quarter become into the heart of the present bourgeoisie. The route goes into this urbanism and sociology; it also investigates a fertile laboratory of a rich residential rationalist architecture and its lessons based on dwelling.
Pedralbes Monastery, a Catalan Gothic jewel, the Güell Pavilions and radiant contemporary architecture connect an immersion in what was once conceived as a garden city. The end of the route in a mall -L’Illa Diagonal Shopping Center- is coherent with the nature of garden urbanism and sociology. However, a radically different concept transforms those indoors and artificial containers into urban real concern, into transparency with the street and the city life.
Ticket – 42€
Schedule: Thursday 10 am (English) Friday 10 am (Catalan / Spanish)
Junction of Pelai Street and the beginning of La Rambla (under the entrance canopy of El Triangle Shopping Center), across from Catalunya Square. (see map) * Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.
Tickets will be paid through PayPal https://www.paypal.com/ at least 48 hours before the day of the route.
Please, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After payment, participants will receive an email of architour to confirm the route which was reserved and paid.
Cancellation if accepted under the following conditions:
– Up to 48 hours before the route: 50% of the fare will be refunded.
– After 48 hours: tickets are not refundable.
Full personal route dossiers, travel on Catalan railway (FGC) and a ticket to Pedralbes Monastery are included.A final espresso at L’Illa Diagonal Shopping Center is also included to draw conclusions.