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!
As a historian and archaeologist, Albert is a passionate and an enthusiast of the culture of the city and its surroundings, especially to ancient history, of which Barcelona can be very proud.
Having tried his luck in the world of research but without really connecting with it, he discovered the cultural heritage sector and its communication a few years ago while working as a tourist informant in the medieval Monastery of Pedralbes. And so, this adventure began, now transformed into a true vocation, which Albert hopes will accompany him throughout his life.
If you want to discover a city with a thousand-year-old history, full of surprising secrets and funny anecdotes, you have come to the right place! Do not settle for less, Barcelona has a lot to offer, and nothing better than a local historian to tell you!
Albert's Barcelona Tip!
Barcelona is much more than Gaudi and the beach. Get lost in the picturesque and narrow streets of the Born's district, an old neighborhood of sailors and fisherman, and if you still have time left and you want to explore, leave the great city and visit the Catalan Pyrenees, you will discover natural spots that will take your breath away!
Guillem is the youngest of our tour guides. He was born in Sant Andreu, one of the periphery neighborhoods of Barcelona, in the winter of 1996, at the peak of the post-Olympic euphoria and international expansion of the city. Ever since he was little, his restless interest on the past of the city in mouth of older generations made him devour history books and explore the legacy of Barcelona through literature and popular tales.
Guillem is a scientist by formation, he graduated from University of Barcelona with a degree in Biomedicine, but he felt that he still had to find a way to canalize his broad range of interests and decided to start another degree in Political Science and Public Administration, which alike science, is another one of his passions.
He loves reading, cinema, photography, traveling, food and music. You might find him sharing some tapas and beer in a terrace under the Mediterranean sun or enjoying a new opera production at the Liceu, the opera house in Barcelona, or doing what he likes most, re-discovering the city and wandering around the streets full of history and stories, sharing his local knowledge and learning from others.
Guillem's Barcelona Tip!
One of the best things in Barcelona is its food and the food culture. Get away from the city center for a day, go where locals go and try what we call “market cuisine”. Get some vermouth and tapas in the morning, and at lunch time, visit any market of any neighborhood in Barcelona and ask for the catch of the day in restaurant or bar. I assure you will enjoy it!
Cristina was born in Barcelona. She is a cheerful and optimistic woman that fall in love with sharing, travelling and tourism, so 2011 she changed her career completely and since then she has been working as an hotel entertainer (yoga, aquagym, games, miniclub, shows, acting, musicals, etc), thanks to her dance teaching skills, and nowdays she works as a Tour Guide.
"I love sharing joy and laughs; I believe through history we learn much more about the places and the people from there, so we can connect much more with everything".
When not tour guiding, Cristina is doing workshops as a Life Coach, singing&dancing, meditating, writing or traveling around (big or small).
Cristina's Barcelona Tip!
Sagrada Familia is a must, highly recommended to see on the inside! Just be aware medium/high season you need to book the ticket with 3 to 5 days in advance. Get T-10 ticket or other options on the underground machine. You can move arround Barcelona easily (underground, tram and bus) with the same card. There’s also some other options (airport, full day tickets, etc). If you’re coming with enough time and would like to see things outside the city I recommend to you: Montserrat mountain and also Catalonia in Miniature (https://www.catalunyaenminiatura.com/en/).
Marc was born in the neighborhood of Gracia, Barcelona, on a sunny June 5, 1990. As a child he liked to take people to play activities abroad. At the age of 17th, he graduated as a Group Driving Technician in Environmental Physical-Sports Activities and started his career guiding groups in adventure activities such as rafting, trekking, canoeing, mountain biking and anything that served to have fun and segregate adrenaline.
The passion for history and Catalan culture came from his family and since he remembers he cannot see a good historical/dusty book and not devour it, even more, if it is about ancient history!
Years ago, he found a way to combine his two passions, to work with people on vacation and to show the fascinating history of his city, Barcelona and his land Catalonia.
By his side, you will discover the most hidden, rebellious, cosmopolitan and open Barcelona and you will have the opportunity to ask anything about the city since he is pretty much an expert in the subject!
Marc's Barcelona Tip!
What best defines my city best is its people and what best defines us most as a society is our open way of living. That unworried feeling that we have when at sunset, we get together in the squares with some tapas, drinks and maybe a guitar to enjoy our blessed Mediterranean climate in company. I suggest you share one of those evenings with us in the neighborhood of Gràcia, emblematic and authentic area of the city where we still keep the original Barcelona’s spirit that fills each of its squares and streets, such as Plaza del Sol or Plaza Virreina where you will see the authentic Barcelona away from any social tourist showcase.
Gabo’s colourful career has included being a theatre actor, rock ’n’ roll band manager and even a master of Reiki. Fan of good food and a clean toilet, he travelled around the world taking in more than 90 countries worldwide since 2011 and hasn’t looked back, sharing his infectious smile and passion for travel with everyone who roams with him.
Gabo' Barcelona Tip!
For foodies, don’t miss to try tapas at the many cozy bars in Gracia or in the hipster area of L’Eixample. For wine lovers, don’t leave Barcelona without trying a bottle of red from Penedés, our own D.O. region in Catalunya!