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Here Are Europe’s Best Architectural Tours

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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European architecture is as fascinating as it is stunning. If you get excited about the history and stories behind ancient buildings, an architectural tour led by an expert guide could be the perfect way to spend an afternoon.  

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a major destination for art and architecture enthusiasts. The city sees around 30 million visitors each year, many going just to see the major attractions designed by Gaudi. However, if you are looking to dive a bit deeper into the architectural history of the city, Barcelona Architecture Walks is run by a team of practicing architects who offer five different walking tours of the city.

Photo via barcelonarchitecturewalks.com

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Berlin, Germany

Guiding Architects offers tours hosted by independent local architects. These tours offer an in-depth look at Berlin’s Museums Island, an extraordinary collection of five world-class museums all within yards of each other as well as a Sustainable Development tour that focuses on the future of Berlin architecture.

London, England

London’s Architecture Foundation offers monthly private and group tours led by London’s best architects and architectural writers. As noted on the website, they feature tours of rapidly transforming districts and exclusive visits to the best new buildings. The Architecture Foundation tours program provides an expert’s take on London’s architecture and urbanism.

Photo via architecturefoundation.org.uk

Rome, Italy

Booking a tour with e-architect means you will be getting a personally tailored experience. Their Rome guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking and are exclusive to each client. You can contact them via email and build a walking tour itinerary that suits you and your group’s interests.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Since the best way to experience Amsterdam is by boat, Architecture Tours offers custom boat tours where you will be able to discover the unique history and contemporary developments of the city with a professional tour guide, while floating through the city’s iconic canals. 

Photo via architecturetours.nl
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