The urge to explore the world kept Antonio on the road for nearly a decade. Notebook and quill in hand he traveled to the last corners of the ancient world, from Cairo to Marrakech, from India to Spain, leaving few places uncovered in between. Now, after studying philosophy and arts in the old University of Salamanca, he’s back in his birthplace, Barcelona. When he’s not writing his bizarre children stories or his poetry of textures he loves walking through the city of his ancestors sharing his ideas of the how’s and whys of Barcelona, making sense of the city, relearning it each day, going deeper and deeper into its roots.
Antonio's Barcelona Tip!
There’s no other amusement park like el Tibidabo in the whole wide world. Built in the green belt of the city, in the heights of the Collserola Hills, you can enjoy charming vintage rides as well as some that will get the adrenaline pumping. And, above all, you’ll enjoy the best views of Barcelona!
Born in Ukraine, Niko has been living in Barcelona since he was only 2 years old. He got his Psychology degree at the Universitat de Barcelona and he is making his way to become a full-time Neuroscience researcher. He is also a big history and adventure fan so after living abroad in several countries and working for different tourism-related companies, he decided to join the team and help different people from all over the world to make the most of their stay in Barcelona. He has been to lots of different countries (Belgium, Italy, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, France, Poland…), but he always comes back to Barcelona convinced that he lives in the best city in the world. He plays football, volleyball, tennis… all kinds of sports, actually, and loves to move around the city by bike, claiming he has the fastest bike in Barcelona!
Niko's Barcelona Tip!
Don’t miss Montjuic’s Magic Fountains! The music and light spectacle takes place every weekend at 9 pm approximately, but is not working during the winter. Check for the timetable at www.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain/magic-fountains-show-times A great option is to look at it from the balcony in the top floor of Arenas mall center, at Plaça
Adrián is from the beautiful city of Valladolid, in the heart of Castilla y León, Spain. He has been living and travelling in South America, the United States and Italy. He loves to visit new places and to meet people from different cultures. He loves also to share Spain's rich culture, that is why he is, besides a tourist guide, a teacher of Spanish language and Hispanic culture at Pompeu Fabra University. He started being an amateur tourist guide for his international students and friends, and he loved it! Therefore he decided to show Barcelona in a more professional way working for Strawberry Tours. In his free time, you can find him riding his bike, running in Park Güell, visiting museums, or enjoying the company of his friends in a "terraza" in his favorite neighborhood of Barcelona: Gracia. He speaks Spanish, Italian and English, and he hopes to speak Catalan one day.
Adrián's Barcelona Tip!
Try to discover this amazing city by bike! Really! Is a pretty compact city, and the bike infrastructure is one of the best in Spain. He also recommends you visit the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña located in Montjuïc if you have time. This museum is continuously showing masterpieces from all over the world. Don't miss it!
Andrés discovered that he wanted to become a tour guide in Barcelona when he worked as a taxi driver in 2014. He studied a vocational course to be a tour guide and then he took a training course about the history of Catalonia to become a local guide. He worked on the tourist bus before moving to Australia for a period of two years where he continued his tourism studies while improving his level of English. Working as a volunteer tour guide at the Sydney Maritime Museum helped him to gain confidence in guiding tour groups as well as learning more about the Australian culture. After completing his studies, he did internships in a travel agency specialized in youth tourism. Andres recently returned to Barcelona to do his dreamed job which is to show this beautiful city to all visitors.
Andrés' Barcelona Tip!
One of the things I enjoyed the most is hiking through Barcelona’s closest mountain Montserrat. If you have time, go to Montserrat and enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes and monasteries in Spain!
In 2016 life and curiosity took Alan from Buenos Aires to Europe. This young Argentinean fell in love with Barcelona, so he decided it was the end of his journey and made this place his new home. This former teacher, culture and arts lover, believes that the best way to get to know a city is by strolling around its streets, endless sources of mysteries and beauty that never stop surprising him. This is what he tries to show in his tours, to offer a journey through the history of the Catalonian Capital, its artistic movements and traditions that made Barcelona the city we know today.
He feels very lucky to be able to share all the magic and secrets of the "Ciudad Condal". Why do they call it like that? Ask him!
Alan's Barcelona Tip!
I love city’s viewpoints and here in Barcelona I found the best! The one I recommend is the Turo de Rovira, where you can get a panoramic view of the city at your fingertips. Just let time goes by and watch the sunset. Also you will also find the Bunkers of Carmel, underground shelters used during Civil War times.