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!
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!
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!
After several years driving his ambulance in Barcelona city, Albert decided to share his knowledge with friends and tourists. Passionate for sport, languages and music, it won't be difficult to find him on the street with a group of people, running, cycling or enjoying a beer on a terrace.
Albert' Barcelona Tip!
As a usual cyclist and trail runner I would recommend you definitely the "Collserola's Natural Park" and the wonderful "Carretera de les Aigües". And if it gets dark, come over to the "Pub Mediterraneo" in Balmes street to enjoy a nice drink with live music on.
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.