WALKITECT

BUILDING YOUR JOURNEY

PRIVATE TOURS IN ANDALUCIA WITH ACADEMIC EXPERTS FOR CURIOUS TRAVELLERS

WALKITECT brings a new way of understanding of the city through a private guided tour service that offers a unique experience. Walkitect tours build a journey with highly rigorous academical knowledge and visual resources. The immersive narration of the guide will be a place where you will enjoy your journey at the same time that you learn and understand the city, the architecture and its culture.

Choose your favourite private tour in Andalucia and through the eyes of our expert guides with the highest academic level in architecture and heritage, discover the main cities of Andalusia. You can visit places such as Granada, Sevilla or Málaga. Our experts will also enrich your visit with the best recommendations of gastronomy, literature, architecture or spanish musical culture.

Are you ready? Choose where you want to start your private tour with an expert in Andalucia!

ALHAMBRA

The Alhambra is an Islamic palatine city built mostly between the 13th and 15th century by the sultans of the Nasrid kingdom and used after its conquest by the Spanish court until its abandonment in the 18th century.

With Walkitect’s private tours you can discover the complexity of an overwhelming urban space, with palatine architecture, medieval facilities like water supply, orchards and remains where the different historical layers are combined.  Our experts will show you the history of the Alhambra which will be developed in front of you to deeply understand how this city became the summit of medieval architecture and art in the world.

COMPLETE EXPERIENCE IN THE ALHAMBRA

EXPERIENCIA COMPLETA©Manu Barba

Through this architecture private tour in Andalucia you will see all the spaces that are actually accessible during a public visit of the palatine city. This tour visits Generalife, Alcazaba, Palace of Carlos V, Partal gardens and the Nasrid palaces. In this palaces there will be a complete analysis of the spatial, constructive, decorative typologies, the history and ways of life of their inhabitants.

Between four and six hours.

(Recommended: four hours)

Puerta de la Justicia, Alcazaba, Palacio de Carlos V, Jardines and Partal, Medina, Generalife, Nasrid Palaces (sites may vary depending on the time chosen for the route and the type of ticket purchased)

They must be purchased before booking the private route on www.tickets.alhambra-patronato.es). The Alhambra tickets are usually sold out a month or two in advance, so be careful and buy the tickets as soon as you plan your journey! If you have any problem don’t hesitate to contact us.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

The Alhambra is not totally adapted to mobility issues, so please advise us in advance to plan the route correctly. People with wheelchairs have a special adapted route for visiting the main spaces of the monument.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

NASRID PALACES

SOLO PALACIOS NAZARIES©Manu Barba

Do you want to visit the Alhambra on your own, but would you like an expert to guide you only inside the Nasrid palaces? This is your route. A shorter visit that allows the traveler to know the Nasrid palaces, the most impressive part of the Alhambra by the hand of an expert in architecture and heritage.

Between one and two hours.

(Recommended: two hours)

Puerta de la Justicia, Alcazaba, Palacio de Carlos V, Jardines and Partal, Medina, Generalife, Palacios Nazaríes (sites may vary depending on the time chosen for the route and the type of ticket purchased)

They must be purchased before booking the private route on www.tickets.alhambra-patronato.es. The Alhambra tickets are usually sold out a month or two in advance, so be careful and buy the tickets as soon as you plan your journey! If you have any problem don’t hesitate to contact us.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

The Alhambra is not totally adapted to mobility issues, so please advise us in advance to plan the route correctly. People with wheelchairs have a special adapted route for visiting the main spaces of the monument.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

GRANADA

The city of Granada started as an Iberian settlement on top of the Albaicín hill, that grew through time. It became specially relevant during the islamic period after the establishment of the Zirid capital in the 11th century and later under the Nasrid rule in the 13th century.

In our private tours in Granada we will discover a city where each neighborhood has its own personality and where you can see Islamic dwellings juxtaposed to others of the Castilian era or contemporary buildings. Our academic experts in Granada will show you the relevance of this city during the nasrid period and its relation with the Alhambra or even how the territory configures a unique urban and cultural net that turns this city into the most important of eastern Andalusia.

GRANADA WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

RUTA REALIDAD VIRTUAL©Manu Barba

This exclusive architecture private tour in Andalucia allows you to travel back in time and discover the spaces of 14th century through Virtual Reality. Visit places that dissapeared long ago, such as the old Ziri mosque, the Darro riverside or enter through one of the gates of the islamic city.

One hour and a half.

Puerta Real, Bibrambla, Alcaicería, Calle Oficios, Corral del Carbón, Plaza Nueva

Tickets are not necessary for this route.

Virtual reality devices will be provided at the beginning of the route, where the guide will teach their use and they will be collected at the end of it.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

ALBAICIN AND SACROMONTE

RUTA ALBAICIN SACROMONTE©Sin atribución. Licencia CC0

Walk through the spaces of the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods with this architecture private tour in Andalucia. You will walk the Albaicin, the main historical neighborhood of the city of Granada and UNESCO heritage site since 1994. Also you will walk through Sacromonte, a cave-dwelling neighborhood outside the walls and birthplace of flamenco in Granada.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Plaza Nueva, Carrera del Darro, El Bañuelo, Sacromonte, Mirador de San Nicolas, Dar Al Horra Palace, Plaza de San Miguel Bajo, Convent of Santa Isabel, Plaza Larga and San Miguel Alto (the sites may vary depending on the chosen time)

Tickets to the monuments of the Dobla de Oro (if visited) are included.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

Due to the orography of the Albaicín hill and the pavements, this route is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

CATHEDRAL AND ROYAL CHAPEL

RUTA CATEDRAL©Manu Barba

This route focuses on the two iconic spaces that constitute a demonstration of the will of the Catholic Monarchs and Charles I to increase the importance of Granada. One is the first Renaissance cathedral of the country and the other, the burial place of the Catholic Kings. With this architecture private tour in Andalucia you will see some of the most important spaces in spanish history.

Between one to two hours and a half.

(Recommended: two hours)

Plaza de las Pasiegas, Alcaicería, Royal Chapel and Cathedral.

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Entrance fees to the Royal Chapel and the Cathedral are included.

As we are visiting two places of worship, dressing codes can be stricter. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and long trousers.

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

CITY CENTER AND REALEJO

RUTA CENTRO-REALEJO©Manu Barba

The lower area of ​​Granada has a huge number of heritage buildings and it is the liveliest area in the entire city. Close to this area we have the Realejo, the old Jewish quarter of Granada.

Between one to three hours.

(Recommended: two hours)

Plaza de Isabel la Católica, Madraza, exteriors of the Cathedral, Corral del Carbón, Plaza de Bibrambla, Plaza de las Batallas, Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, Church of Santo Domingo, Campo del Príncipe, Lavadero del Sol and Casa de los Tiros.

Tickets are not necessary for this route.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

CORDOBA

The city of Córdoba is a curious point in the history of humanity since, contrary to what happens with other peninsular cities, this has been a city of enormous relevance for millennia.

During the private Walkitect tours in Córdoba we can read the Roman remains that still exist in the city with an specialist. We can also visit the greatest Umayyad building done: the Mezquita stablished in the year 758 by Emir Abderraman I, the only survivor of the Ummayad family. We can analyze how this city became the largest in the world in the 11th century or how all this heritage influenced elements like Spanish gastronomy and painting.

Visit the mosque, the Jewish quarter or the center on a private tour with a master expert in Córdoba, adapting the trip to your needs and complementing it with gastronomic experiences and the best recommendations.

MOSQUE OF CORDOBA WITH AN EXPERT

RUTA REALIDAD VIRTUAL©Manu Barba

This exclusive architecture private tour in Andalucia allows you to travel back in time and discover the spaces of 14th century through Virtual Reality. Visit places that dissapeared long ago, such as the old Ziri mosque, the Darro riverside or enter through one of the gates of the islamic city.

One hour and a half.

Puerta Real, Bibrambla, Alcaicería, Calle Oficios, Corral del Carbón, Plaza Nueva

Tickets are not necessary for this route.

Virtual reality devices will be provided at the beginning of the route, where the guide will teach their use and they will be collected at the end of it.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

CORDOBA CITY CENTER AND MOSQUE

RUTA ALBAICIN SACROMONTE©Sin atribución. Licencia CC0

Walk through the spaces of the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods with this architecture private tour in Andalucia. You will walk the Albaicin, the main historical neighborhood of the city of Granada and UNESCO heritage site since 1994. Also you will walk through Sacromonte, a cave-dwelling neighborhood outside the walls and birthplace of flamenco in Granada.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Plaza Nueva, Carrera del Darro, El Bañuelo, Sacromonte, Mirador de San Nicolas, Dar Al Horra Palace, Plaza de San Miguel Bajo, Convent of Santa Isabel, Plaza Larga and San Miguel Alto (the sites may vary depending on the chosen time)

Tickets to the monuments of the Dobla de Oro (if visited) are included.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

Due to the orography of the Albaicín hill and the pavements, this route is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

FULL DAY IN CORDOBA

RUTA CATEDRAL©Manu Barba

This route focuses on the two iconic spaces that constitute a demonstration of the will of the Catholic Monarchs and Charles I to increase the importance of Granada. One is the first Renaissance cathedral of the country and the other, the burial place of the Catholic Kings. With this architecture private tour in Andalucia you will see some of the most important spaces in spanish history.

Between one to two hours and a half.

(Recommended: two hours)

Plaza de las Pasiegas, Alcaicería, Royal Chapel and Cathedral.

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Entrance fees to the Royal Chapel and the Cathedral are included.

As we are visiting two places of worship, dressing codes can be stricter. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and long trousers.

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

CITY CENTER AND REALEJO

RUTA CENTRO-REALEJO©Manu Barba

The lower area of ​​Granada has a huge number of heritage buildings and it is the liveliest area in the entire city. Close to this area we have the Realejo, the old Jewish quarter of Granada.

Between one to three hours.

(Recommended: two hours)

Plaza de Isabel la Católica, Madraza, exteriors of the Cathedral, Corral del Carbón, Plaza de Bibrambla, Plaza de las Batallas, Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, Church of Santo Domingo, Campo del Príncipe, Lavadero del Sol and Casa de los Tiros.

Tickets are not necessary for this route.

Comfortable shoes (and water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

SEVILLA

The capital of the Guadalquivir riverside, was born as a settlement in the middle of marshes, becoming a huge city in the roman period. All through its history Sevilla has been one of the most important locations in western Europe and today it continues being a cosmopolitan and modern city.

It is the ideal place to appreciate historical buildings such as the Reales Alcázares or the cathedral, coexisting with the most contemporary spaces in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, Sevilla has a culture and gastronomy that will delight all those who want to trully know the Andalusian way of living.

HISTORIC CENTER OF SEVILLA

RUTA CENTRO HISTORICO©Sin atribución. Licencia CC

Through the walk, the city will reveal its history through squares and buildings. We will see remains from the ancient spaces of the Roman city to the buildings of 21st century city, walking also through its abadi and Almohad times. The perfect route if you are visiting Sevilla for the first time.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Palacio de San Telmo, Plaza de España, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Patio de Banderas, Torre del Oro, Atarazanas, Plaza Nueva, El Salvador, Calle Sierpes, Setas de Sevilla.

Tickets are not necessary for this route.

Comfortable shoes (and lots of water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

ALCÁZARES AND CATHEDRAL

RUTA ALC+CAT©Sin atribución. Licencia CC

In the heart of Sevilla there are two buildings that are two icons of the historical construction in Andalusia. One is the Alcázar, for being the oldest palace in use in Europe and a symbol of the unionist will of Pedro I of Castille. The other building is the Cathedral, the largest Gothic building in the world that has the most famous tower of Spain: the Giralda.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Cathedral, Reales Alcázares, Patio de Banderas.

These must be purchased before booking the route on the websites of the Alcázar of Seville and the Cathedral.

As we are visiting two places of worship, dressing codes can be stricter. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and long trousers. It is important to wear comfortable shoes and to bring water.

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

THE SEVILLIAN PALACES

PALACIOS SEVILLANOS©Manu Barba

This architecture private tour in Andalucia shows the enormous wealth of Seville and how it brought the formation of an urban nobility. This still remains even nowadays and has left us some palatial spaces without comparison.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Palace of Lebrija, Palace of Dueñas, Palace of the Marquis of Algaba, Casa Pilatos.

Tickets to the palace of Lebrija, Dueñas, Marqueses de Algaba and Casa Pilatos are included.

Comfortable shoes (and lots of water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

MÁLAGA

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean shores. For this reason its configuration has received influences of all kinds, from Greeks to Merinids, from Nasrids to Castilians. However, its age its not a problem as today it is one of the most modern cities for doing an architecture private tour in Andalucia.

It is a cosmopolitan place filled with museums where Islamic, Greek and Roman tradition mix with contemporary ways of life and an impressive gastronomy.

HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF MÁLAGA

RUTA EVOLUCIÓN HISTÓRICA©Manu Barba

Through the streets and squares of this city you can discover some gems such as the Picasso Museum, which houses some of the main works of the Malaga autor. This route is the perfect option if you are visiting Málaga for the first time.

Between two to four hours.

(Recommended: three hours)

Plaza de la Alcazaba, Plaza de Aduanas, Plaza del Obispo, Calle Larios, Shipyards, Plaza de la Constitución, Picasso Museum, Muelle Uno.

Tickets for the Picasso Museum included.

Comfortable shoes (and lots of water!)

This route is suitable for people with mobility problems.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

THE ALCAZABA AND THE CATHEDRAL

RUTA ALCAZABA Y CATEDRAL ©Sin atribución.Licencia CC

These are the two most important buildings in the city. The Alcazaba is the most important Islamic remain in the city and its opposite, the Cathedral, better known by the people of Malaga as “la Manquita”.

Between two to three hours.

(Recommended: two hours)

Alcazaba of Málaga, Cathedral.

Tickets for the Alcazaba and Cathedral included.

As we are visiting two places of worship, dressing codes can be stricter. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and long trousers. We also recommend to bring comfortable shoes (and water!)

The climb to the Alcazaba can be difficult for people with mobility problems, but the visit to the cathedral is suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please advise in advance

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

GUADIX

One of the less known cities in the province of Granada and yet one of the most historically significant in southern Spain. This city was conceived as one of the most important centers in the southwest of Roman Hispania and takes on special relevance as a Nasrid city.

Apart from historical buildings and very important archaeological remains, this city has a troglodyte neighborhood. In here, houses are built in the karsts, a geological formation unique in Spain.

HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF GUADIX

Evolucion histórica Guadix©Sin atribución

From the lowest area of ​​the city, this historical route will go through iconic places such as the cathedral and Plaza de las Palomas. This route also visits the surroundings of the Islamic Alcazaba and the cave neighborhood, where there are amazing samples of troglodyte architecture.

Between two to five hours.

(Recommended: four hours)

Puerta de San Torcuato, Cathedral, Plaza de las Palomas, Church of Santiago, Alcazaba, Cuevas neighborhood. Optional visit to the Castillo de la Calahorra. Transfer to Guadix is optional.

Tickets for the Cathedral are included.

As we are visiting places of worship, dressing codes can be stricter. It is recommended to wear long sleeves and long trousers. We recommend also to bring comfortable shoes (and water!)

Due to the orography of Guadix, specially the cave neighbourhood and the pavements, this route is not suitable for people with reduced mobility or wheelchairs.

For some children the content can be a bit complex. Even with that, curious children with interest in learning new things are always welcome!

IMAGEN SOBRE NOSOTROS Albaicin - Bajando del Sacromonte©Cristina Espinosa

Walkitect is a project that started through a process of knowledge and experience in two main fields:
architecture and tourism.

Conceived by Manu Barba, this project began to take shape by the end of 2019 due to the demand of visitors of a different way of visiting the city. Visitors wanted a new way of tourism that provided a specialized point of view of the city that is visited.

The coronavirus crisis was the opportunity that gave shape to the Walkitect team and project, which is currently made up of architects specialized in heritage with a double master degree. Our guides also practice their profession localy in the most important cities of Andalusia.

Our philosophy leads us to create routes that are aware of the urban environment and that follow the quality standards of sustainable tourism.

At Walkitect we only do private and personalized routes just for you and the people you choose, avoiding crowds and massive groups. In these routes you also choose the time you want to invest in the guided tour, building your ideal route.

In addition to tourism projects, we work on many things. We keep on writting in the Walkitect Blog. We also work into architectural advisory, visualization through virtual reality or 3D prototyping. So if you are interested in rehabilitation, design and construction works, contact us!

Sevilla - Explicando en fachada palacio Pedro I ©Cristina Espinosa

Do you want a route just for you? Do you plan to do several routes around Andalucia? All Walkitect routes are customizable and can be combined with each other to adapt to your trip. Tell us how you want your visit to be!