Architecture Walking Tours – Architectural Walks

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Architecture Walking Tours

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Architecture Walking Tours

Book your guide with Isabelle Lomholt on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)

e-architect have been doing guided architecture walking tours for groups since 2000.

Architecture Walking Tours
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Architectural Walking Tours – Which Cities?

We have architectural tour guides in most major cities across the world.

Architecture Tours – Cities listed by Continent
We have so many Architecture Tour pages we can’t link them all from this page!
Please check for your desired city by continent:

Architecture Tours Europe

Architecture Tours Asia

Architecture Tours America

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Architectural Tours by Country

Our sister site focuses on building tours arranged by country rather than by city:

Website: Architectural Tours

Barcelona Architecture Walking Tour
photograph © Adrian Welch

Recent Architecture Tour Additions

Reykjavik Walking Tours, Iceland – our 74th city – launched 12 Sep 2015
Harpa Reykjavik Building
photo Courtesy of Harpa © Hörður Sveinsson
The capital is home to the intriguing Harpa – Icelandic Concert & Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects with input from artist Olafur Eliasson.

Abu Dhabi Architecture Tours, UAE – our 69th city – launched 18 May 2014
Capital Gate Abu Dhabi Architecture
photo from architects
Key structures to see are Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Capital Gate building, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute Campus and the Etihad Towers. Famous architects to design buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Tadao Ando.

Dubai Architecture Tours, UAE – our 68th city – launched 17 May 2014
Wave Tower Dubai Building
picture from architects
The emirate located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf is famous for its skyscrapers. Key architecture to visit include the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa tower, the iconic waterfront hotel Burj al Arab, and the unusual 0-14 tower.

Buenos Aires Architecture Walking Tours, Argentina, South America – our 67th city – launched 15 May 2014
Buenos Aires Architecture
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
The capital of Argentina is the most visited city in South America (ahead of Rio de Janeiro). Often referred to as the ‘Paris of South America’ Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, known for its European-style architecture.

Brasilia Architecture Tours, Brazil, South America – our 66th city – launched 13 May 2014

Bangkok Architecture Tours, Thailand – our 65th city
e-architect launch building walks in Thailand
Central Embassy Thailand Building
image © Amanda Levete Architects
This South-east Asia city is located in the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, bordered to the north by Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Oxford Architecture Walking Tours, England – our 64th city around the world – experienced building guides – can be combined with Cambridge and London visits.

Sao Paulo Architecture Walking Tours, Brazil, South America

Toronto Architecture Walking Tours, Canada – our 61st city
Ryerson Image Centre Building
photo © Tom Arban Photography Inc.
Major buildings in this city include the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ryerson Image Centre Toronto. Architects who have designs built in the city include Daniel Libeskind, Snøhetta and Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Bratislava Architecture Walking Tours, Slovakia – our 60th city
Haas Haus Vienna Architecture
photo : Irena Jotić
Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. Key architects with buildings in the city include Erick van Egeraat, ARTEC Architekten and Nice Architects.

Rio de Janeiro Architecture Walking Tours, Brazil, South America – our 59th city
Rio de Janeiro Architecture
photo © Marcela Grassi
Rio is the second largest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo).
Celebrated Brazilian buildings include the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho, the Ministry of Education building by Oscar Niemeyer with Le Corbusier and the Oscar Niemeyer Popular Theatre.
Famous architects with buildings in Rio de Janeiro include Richard Meier & Partners and Atelier Christian de Portzamparc. Other significant architects with work in Rio de Janeiro include BCMF Arquitetos, AECOM and Andrade Morettin Arquitetos.

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tours – our 57th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in California, USA
V. C. Morris Gift Shop
photo from Xanadu Gallery
Celebrated buildings include the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the V. C. Morris Gift Shop, the de Young Museum San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Federal Building and of course the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Famous architects with buildings in the city include Frank Lloyd Wright, Mario Botta, Herzog & de Meuron, Snøhetta, Daniel Libeskind, Morphosis Architecture and Foster + Partners.

St Petersburg Architecture Walking Tours – our 54th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in north west Russia
St. Petersburg Architecture
photo from architect
St Petersburg is a historical city called the ‘Venice of the North’. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Key buildings in the city which can be visited on our architecture tours include the new Mariinsky Theatre, Dance Palace and the Hermitage Museum. Celebrated architects with buildings in the city include UNStudio, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw and Philippe Starck.

Venice Architecture Walking Tours, Italy – our 53rd city
e-architect launch Building Tours in north east Italy
Venice Architecture
image © Adrian Welch
Venice has 270,000 inhabitants, but it feels small parly due to the high density.
Famous Venetian buildings include the the St Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco, La Fenice and the Ca’ d’Oro. A key new structure is the Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande – a bridge over the Grand Canal by Santiago Calatrava. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Richard Meier & Partners Architects and OMA.

Tel Aviv Architecture Walking Tours – our 47th city
e-architect launch Building Tours in Israel
Tel Aviv Architecture Walking Tours
image © DMH
Tel Aviv is located in the west of the country, located on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in Israel, forming the country’s economic and contemporary cultural heart.

Sydney Architecture Walking Tours launched – our 43rd city
e-architect launch Building Tours in New South Wales, Australia
Sydney Architecture Walking Tours
image : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with a population of around 4.6 million. Celebrated buildings include the Sydney Opera House. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Jorn Utzon, Foster + Partners, OMA and BVN Architecture.

Architectural Tours – References

Architecture Tour – References
Architectural Walking Tour References

– Budapest Architecture Tour – Reference
Repeat booking: “you have done a great job with your very professional attitude. You were very fast to understand and feel our “wishes and speed” and you did it in a very flexible way….you a have a big knowledge concerning the planning and architecture…”

– Barcelona Architecture Tour : Reference
We “continue to talk about the trip…Our trip was better than we could have ever expected….”

– Istanbul Architecture Tour : Reference
The guide “had good knowledge of the projects and the city in general, and gave us extensive and interesting information. She has a very pleasant personality…”

Architecture Walks – How does it Work?


e-architect has been operating Architecture Walking Tours since 2001.

Architecture Walking Tours
photo © Craig Sheppard

Adrian Welch and Isabelle Lomholt – directors of e-architect – both trained as architects. We realised some cities only had architecture tour guides that focused on the historical buildings. Over the years we’ve discovered thousands of people who wished to tour key contemporary buildings, within the historic context.

e-architect operate both architecture walking tours and architectural bus tours. Our walking tour guides all have an architectural background and many of them are also architects. We have a suggsted itinerary for each city but many of Clients request tailored architectural walking tours. Please consider how much time you need for your tour and your preferred mode of transport – some tours work well by bicycle or bus, but typically walking is preferred.

We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests for your architectural tour.

Walking Tours

Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary buildings or on traditional buildings, or a mix of both. The Architecture Tour can introduce the city’s main buildings or it can be based on your group’s architectural interests. For some cities we can also arrange an architectural bus tour.

e-architect have set tour programmes that aim to show the key buildings in a city. The walking tour can be tailored if sufficient notice is provided. For example a group of architects interested in social housing or new office buildings could be advised, therefore allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit.

Architectural Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)

e-architect are expanding our architectural tour coverage and are interested to hear both from aspiring architectural guides and those interested in arranging a city tour.

Architectural News

Architectural Offices

We have numerous positive referrals for walking tours in a range of cities, please contact Isabelle for details. Typically tours are for groups of architects from a specific design studio or from a specific architectural association or institution. We have arranged architecture walking tours for individuals and couples but please note our prices are not per person. Our architecture tour guides are paid by the hour so the more people on the tour the lower the individual price if paying jointly (most tours are paid by the office, association or institution).

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