- Gothic Quarter
- Plaza Nova
- Gothic Cathedral
- El Call
- El Born
- La Boqueria
- Las Ramblas
- Sagrada Familia
- 6-hour tour with a Ph.D. or MA level expert guide
- Skip-the-line tickets into the Sagrada Familia
For a deeper exploration of Barcelona's architecture try our Gaudi Barcelona Tour. For children, we recommend our shorter Gothic Quarter for Kids tour, which is led by experts specially trained in educating children.
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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.
Jose Ortiz has a PhD in Art History and a Master’s degree in Heritage Management. His thesis was focused on death iconography in the Renaissance and Baroque Catalonia, in the 16th-18th centuries. Nowadays, he is conducting research about diseases in art and working as a professor for Tourism Studies. As a Docent, he leads the medieval and modernista Barcelona Tours. As an Official Tourist Guide, he has specialized in the permanent collections at museums including the Picasso Museum, the Catalan National Art Museum, the Barcelona History Museum and the Miró Foundation. Furthermore, he has experience leading tours about gastronomy, Gaudí and his architecture, fashion and design, as well as other specialized tours.
From an early age Ester was convinced she wanted to become a tour guide. Once she completed her tourism studies, she spent several years living in Vienna to improve her German. She initially worked with groups of American teenagers traveling through Europe and dovetailed these introductory experiences with other work in the Marketing and International Business. Since gaining her license as an Official Tourist Guide for Barcelona and Catalonia, Ester has been able to combine her passion with her profession and dedicate herself to guiding on a full time basis. She continually adds to her knowledge base through ongoing specialized courses in art and history. Having found her niche, Ester loves sharing her passion with visitors coming to Barcelona and hopes to provide them with an unforgettable experience.
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