Want to understand why Barcelona has become one of the design capitals of the world? Download the Barcelona Design Tour app or website version for those who don’t have a smart phone and create your very own customized Barcelona Design Tour.
Developed under the umbrella of Barcelona Centre de Disseny and presented this summer in the slipstream of the Barcelona design festival ’12 the Barcelona Design Tour app makes it possible to visit the best of Barcelona design with a little help from your SmartPhone. The Barcelona Design Tour app was created with the interested tourist in mind, but can also be used by locals who want to discover new places or to get more background information.
The app provides you with a compilation of more than 150 points of interest in this city where design takes centre stage. It takes you to the city’s principal architectural and design sites, including the oeuvre of masters like Gaudí, Montaner, Miró, Tàpies, Ricardo Bofill, Brossa and other artistic and design professionals. Moreover, you can immediately find background information on the locations you want to visit, together with information on how to get there and how to share them through the social networks.
The design spots are divided into eight categories: architecture, bars & restaurants, book stores, professional associations, fashion, hotels, educational institutions and shops. The Barcelona design à la Carte app will show you the locations on the map listed by type, ordered alphabetically or by distance. The advantage of no roaming costs – it works without internet connection; maps, texts and images are stored in the app – give it a big thumbs up in my eyes.
One thing you can be sure of: all this unique design has shaped the identity that defines the Barcelona of today. Don’t forget to share your Barcelona’s design tour à la Carte with others, they might like it too.
BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny
Av. Diagonal, 425, 5a planta.
08006 Barcelona. Tel. 34 93 218 28 22