Meet our local expert Guides
She is our Dutch- born guide. She’s been sharing her hobbies for more than 20 years with the visitors of Barcelona: The Arts, Gastronomy and Architecture. A traveler, nature lover and painter in her free time, she has been around the world, sharing her experiences with people in Canada, Costa Rica, India and a dozen or so of other countries.
Languages: Nederlands, English, Deutsch, Español
Favorite tour : Montserrat with a visit to the Codorniu cellars.
My favorite tour is the one in which each participant is happy, and feels that this is the best day of his or her stay in Barcelona. A Taylor- made tour, adapted to the expectations and needs of every guest is the ultimate experience.
To me, it is the greatest joy to combine a walk around the historic buildings in the medieval part of town, discovering hidden corners and the rich cultural roots, with a visit to some of the most surprising pieces of architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries, sharing with my guests colorful anecdotes and stories.
Tanja’s vocation and education is Architecture, with a Master’s in Restoration of Architectural Monuments. Although she now enjoys and feels fulfilled guiding in Catalonia, a profession she finds complex and challenging, but also gratifying. She loves to share her knowledge and passion for architecture, arts, history, traditions and flavours, meeting different cultures and “expanding horizons”, her enthusiasm is contagious and she likes to see the glass half full, preferably with a good wine!
Her energy trespasses borders and professions; she was a diving instructor in Greece and Egypt, English teacher in Brazil, drawer in archaeological excavations in Yugoslavia, public relations and model in Barcelona.
She speaks fluently English, Español, Srpski (Serbian) and Catalan and she can also manage French, Portuguese and Pyckийязык (Russian).
Languages: English, Español, Serbocroat.
Review : “Excellent Tours of Gaudi Architecture and Montserrat” – 5/5 stars, knowledgeable and personable guide – Client on TripAdvisor
She is one of our most well qualified guides and holds two degrees in Tourism and Business Administration. She is proud of her city and passionate about her job. She loves natural things and meeting people from different places. Walking with her is like seeing the city with a joyful friend, who makes you discover the secrets and stories of every corner. She easily identifies the needs of every type of costumer and solves problems with a refreshing and solid guiding style. She is also very knowledgeable about the most important painters.
Languages: Català, English, Español, Français
Mònica is passionate about art and considers it a privilege to be cicerone of her home town. As she always says, she counts with the world’s best team: Gaudí, Picasso, Miró and so many others that are her daily allies. Mixed with the secrets she loves to share about Barcelona, it has all made her a very versatile guide. After more than 20 years’ experience in the tourism sector, she believes that “At the end, the most important is not what you explain but how you explain it to ensure that each person has their best experience in Barcelona.
Languages: Català, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Review : ” Greetings ……Our Barcelona tour with Monica Suris was WONDERFUL this morning….She is very knowledgeable about the city and Gaudi, and shared her appreciation for his work. Her English is much better than our Spanish, and Carlos drove thru the city with ease, and both were charming and great representatives for Barcelona.
THANK YOU for your time and efforts to put this all together….”Michael and Claudia Gray
At the age of 8 or 9 she wanted to be an architect but ended up studying tourism and history of art. Early on, she knew she would become a tour guide. She started working at the age of 20 as a tour manager travelling all over Europe, and a little bit later she started the adventure of showing her own city. Barcelona is the place to be for an architecture lover who enjoys and is proud of showing its wonders to visitors. Thanks to her education, Mónica is a great specialist in art museums.
Languages: Català, English, Español and Italiano.
Mireia holds a degree in Tourism and has studied and is passionate about Art History. She has a good understanding of the travel industry working in the field for over 20 years including posts in Spain, the UK and Japan. It was only recently that she started tour guiding, something that she had wanted to do for a long time, and now doesn’t regret any second of it! To her, meeting people from other countries and cultures and being able to share with them her knowledge of Catalonia and experiences is very enriching. She would like to brush up her Japanese language skills and loves English humour and salsa dancing.
Languages. Native:Català, Español. Fluent: English Français.
Dan is doing a degree in English Studies and would like to do a master’s degree in the field of Political Science. When he was a teenager he spent most of his summers in the UK, Ireland and the US to improve his level of English. It was in 2014 when he joined BGB to become a guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana and nowadays he’s a member of the booking department. During the time he worked as a guide he became aware of how lucky he is to live in Barcelona since this city offers so many attractions to all kind of visitors and also that each culture had its own expectations of Barcelona. Dan always says that his dream is travel to Australia and New Zealand.
Languages. Native:Català, Español .Fluent: English, Français
A very professional guide who has a great personality. The multicultural and cosmopolitan ambiance she possesses makes her the ideal candidate for visitors to take home the memory of a Barcelona full of new experiences and sensations. The tours she leads have an original touch and convey a feeling of familiarity that make them a very unique experience.
Languages: Català, English, Español, Italiano
A woman fascinated by design who is always in search of innovations in every aspect of life. Elisabeth is passionate about fashion and interior design. A tour with her is like going for a walk with a group of friends… but with a solid experience based on many years of guiding. In summary, she is an exceptional, warm guide with a very fashionable touch.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Nederlands
Those who know him well call him Googleman because of his hunger for knowledge and new technologies. He moves around on a bicycle. He is in love with Barcelona and Catalonia, and started working as a guide during the 1992 Olympic Games. A tour with him is a very enriching experience, he combines explanations on different subjects with a savoir faire based on his experience. He has information on a variety of subjects thanks to his passion for reading. He can adapt to any situation and his organizational skills are innate, he knows what fits best for every occasion. He is in very good shape and fit for trekking and long walks.
Languages: Català, Deutsch, English, Español
Favorite Tours: I like all tours, with a passion to meet people and know new culture
Born and raised in Barcelona, Jessica graduated in History and Anthropology by the University of Barcelona. She also lived and studied in The Netherlands, UK, Belgium and South Africa, where she improved her language skills.
Working as a guide since 1998 grants her the opportunity to go in depth into the comprehension of the soul of her culture through its art, history, traditions and the day-to-day life. She enjoy learning and understanding , an acquisition of knowledge which she loves to share with visitors.
Nowadays, she has the privilege to live in the province of Girona where she is immersed in its rich natural and cultural patrimony, like its medieval heritage or the fascinating work by Dali. An enchanting region that surprises and delights the ones who visit it.
Languages: Catalan, English, Español, Nederlands
Jaume Andreu, James Andrews in English 😉 is a passionate about history, arts and culture. He loves travelling and meeting new people. He always learns from them. That’s why he decided to become a tour guide. In fact, he decided his vocation when he was a child. He always wanted to be a tour guide, travel around the world and discover fascinating monuments and places. His best satisfaction is helping people to understand what they see.
He studied Tourism and a superior degree of tour guide. He did Erasmus in Italy for a year. He had also been in England and Ireland doing summer exchanges where he learned another culture and traditions. A very rewarding experience!
He loves Barcelona: a place that accept everyone and that never sleeps: land of life, with a plenty of corners ready to be discovered, where people is everytime happy, ready to help everyone; full of stories and legends. Let’s discover it together!
Former professional gymnast (Uzbekistan National Team) and participant in the inauguration of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Irina is passionate about Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic, Ballet, Music, Painting, Theater, Architecture, History and children among others. Of cheerful and enthusiastic character their guides turns them into an entire spectacle “almost theatrical”.
Bachelor’s degree in Bibliography and Bibliology and Superior Technique in tourism information and marketing.
As well as like all the translation of the Work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner to Russian.
- Native: Russian and Uzbek.
- Fluent: Català, Spanish and English.
She has been living in Barcelona since 2005 and working as a guide since 2007. She loves telling stories and giving hints on where to visit in Barcelona, a city which she finds amazing. For her, being a guide means giving a different and deeper insight of the places visited, and doing a job that is different and fun every day. She is guide at the Palau de la Música Catalana and La Casa de la Seda. Also take care assistance groups and hospitality desks transfers.
Languages: Català, English, Español, Français, Italiano
Languages. Native: Català and Español. Fluent: English, Français and German.
Caterina was born in Milan – Italy, but she lives in Barcelona; she worked for six years as an actress and, as she enjoys theatre, she also enjoys communicating. In fact, what she finds most satisfying is making herself understood by those who don’t speak her language, because the desire to communicate with people goes beyond words.That’s why she likes being a guide, and being able to meet people from different countries and cultures.
She loves Barcelona because of its art, the wonderful narrow streets in the Gothic quarter, and because there she can take a nice walk along the seafront or in the mountains. In her free time she loves reading and cooking, just as every good Italian does!
Languages: Italiano, English, Français, Español, Català
Favorite Tours: Palau de la Musica
He is passionate about Barcelona and considers working as a tour guide a privilege. The city is his natural environment but he loves the mountain and hiking (he has walked the Way of Saint James twice). He is a Humanities graduate but living abroad is where he has learnt more (in France, Greece and the United States). He doesn’t find giving tours on Gaudí’s monuments boring, especially the Sagrada Familia, and he believes in the importance of enthusiasm and curiosity both at work and in life.
Languages: Català, English, Español, Français
Anna-Lluïsa graduated in Japanese and English Translation and Interpreting. After working as a translator for some years, she felt it was time to go set the computer aside and interact face to face with real people. She has lived and studied in Japan and the UK and she enjoys showing her native city of Barcelona to visitors from all over the world. She says that the best thing about her job is being surrounded by beautiful landscapes in the company of people who are on vacation, it does not feel like working at all! She likes reading and cooking, and loves children.
Languages: Japanese 日本語, English, Castellano, Català
Favorite Tours: La Sagrada Familia of course ! Different at each time of the day.
From wine lands (Sant Sadurní) and spirit of town I moved to the great city of Barcelona to study History. Why study History, there is not career! They told me. History is knowledge. Knowledge generates consciousness. The conscience gives freedom. I want to study always.
In Barcelona I found everything I needed, from remnants of remote times to avant-garde trends, from traditional cuisine to signature cuisine, from the most ingrained traditions to the most modern and international festivals, from sea to mountain. Luckily I found warmth, but never cold!
And the guide offered me, not only the option to dedicate myself to a job that constantly demands study, but the opportunity to learn from all those travelers, who with their different backgrounds, come to discover Barcelona with our tours.
Eugenia is from Barcelona and her great passions are traveling and mountain activities.
She studied Tourism and she is also passionate about the history of art and its languages as a vehicle for cultural transmission.
He worked as a guide doing Walking tours in Barcelona and panoramic routes in Bus.
The professional activity of being a tourist guide brings her a lot of knowledge and to learn about interpersonal relationships with different cultures.
Languages: Native Catalan and Spanish. Fluent: English and Français
Miriam holds a Degree in Tourism and a Master’s in Tourism Management and Planning at the University of Girona. And in 2015, she obtained a scholarship from the Catalan government to develop a project in the field of Accessible Tourism.
Although, she grew up in a mountain village, she didn’t hesitate to move to Barcelona to work as a tourist guide. She is cheerful and spontaneous. She shares her knowledge with passion! To her, this profession is fascinating because it allows her to learn and to meet people constantly.
She is a lover of dance, gastronomy and ethnology.
She likes to spend her leisure time in natural settings, trekking and enjoying the sunshine.
Languages: Català, Español, English, Français.
Andres loves working as a tour guide because he is always surrounded by art, culture, and people, specially people who wish to enjoy their holidays and wanting to experience the local culture. He is charismatic and open-minded, he loves to hear what people say because this is how he learns from others. Listening!
Working as a tour guide discovered that in order to achieve excellence is necessary to be a good reader, a good learner, and an excellent communicator. Combining these three concepts, likely the result will be a passionate tour guide.
He loves Barcelona and Catalonia that is why in his spare time he visits museums, art exhibitions or discovers hidden places in the region. His aim is to be one of the best tour guides in Barcelona, therefore he pushes forward every single day, “except the days off” to develop his communications skills, his sense of humor and his knowledge about the local culture, and history. He loves his work and considers himself a tour guide who offers truly authentic experiences to all the people who visit Barcelona.
He studied tourism for four years and improved his English language living in Sydney for two years with a local family.