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Daria is a Russian journalist who covers Barcelona and Catalonia for a range of Russian media outlets. She wrote her Bachelor’s thesis on the Catalan media, and as a journalist specialises on social issues and urban development. Her article on the radical 'superblocks' project that is transforming Barcelona has been read by over half a million people. While covering Barcelona, Daria has spoken to the city’s leading urban designers, the organizers of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and even the last tenants of La Pedrera, thus helping her to accumulate an extensive knowledge of the city’s contemporary life and aspirations. However, Daria is forever biased about Barcelona: she first arrived in the city on the day of her 18th birthday and the Catalan capital has had a special place in her heart ever since. As a guide, Daria loves welcoming people to Barcelona, her one true urban love.
A native of Ireland, Killian has a master's in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a doctorate (PhD) in archaeology from University College Dublin, Ireland. Killian is a former fellow at the University of Barcelona, where he moved to in 2011. His area of specialism is prehistoric archaeology - hunter-gatherers, and early farming (Neolithic) communities. Killian also has a broad interest in more ‘recent’ history and archaeology, from the Roman, medieval, and modern periods, in particular the evolution of urbanism and cities, and the interplay between town and country life.
Miguel loves portraying Barcelona, its amazing history, traditions, gastronomy and diverse cultures through story-telling. He holds a Masters in Journalism (Barcelona/NYC) and his work has been featured in various continents. As a musician, he has performed around the city and also has a strong background in presenting events and working with non-profit international cultural programs. Miguel is fluent in Catalan, which he learned on-the-spot after moving in from Portugal, as well as in Spanish. An experienced guide in and around Barcelona, he is fascinated about peeling back the layers of his city and region.
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