How to See Barcelona with Kids
"[Our guide] was amazing! Before retiring, I was the principal of a private school in Washington, D.C., and I thought to myself that he is exactly the kind of teacher I would have jumped at the chance to hire...really an incredible experience."
Experience Barcelona as a Family
FAQ About the Barcelona Tour for Kids
Monica Cruz Guáqueta orginally studied Architecture at the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, and later specialized in the history of architecture in Barcelona. She has been living in Barcelona since 2002, when she came to study and fell in love with the city. After 14 years, a Masters degree and a PhD in history of architecture, she has become an expert in Barcelona’s architecture and, of course, Gaudí. She also combines this expertise with the knowledge of the city gained by being a permanent resident, along with her Catalan husband and daughters. She aims to give visitors a feel for what it's like to live in Barcelona and recommend places that you’ll enjoy away from the common tourist circuits. She has a wide knowledge of Catalan Modernism, as she was in charge of the Cátedra Gaudí archive -the most important documentary archive related to Gaudí’s architecture- for 12 years. She holds a Masters Degree from UPC and she is a PhD candidate at the same University. Her dissertation -currently in development- is about domestic interiors and design during the 19th-20th century transition, focused on Barcelona and Paris.
Mariona was born and raised in Barcelona before moving to France to study a degree in Translation and Interpretation. Since she loves her home town, a return was inevitable and she began to show Barcelona and the surrounding area to locals and visitors alike. In addition to organizing cultural events and trips, she decided to study a postgraduate on Cultural Management at Universitat de Barcelona. She previously gave in-house tours at the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Sagrada Família. She's always seeking to build on her knowledge, currently she's studying a post-graduate course on Picasso at Universitat de Barcelona.
Noemí grew up surrounded by books in her parents bookshop and developed an early passion for literature and story telling that brought her to study English Language and Literature in Barcelona, The Netherlands and California. An enthusiast of art and architecture, she has worked both for Sagrada Familia and Palau de la Música leading their official tours and taken a course on Picasso at the Museum offered by the UAB. She has been a licensed guide in Catalonia since 2013 with a versatile profile, leading tours on Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, the Gothic Quarter and beyond.
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