Our guide came to our apartment in the old part of the city and as we walked to the metro, he told us the history of the medieval part of the city, such as the Roman wall. If you haven’t taken the metro, you can see how it works as we took it with him to get to Passeig de Gracia. We also took a bus with him. He talked about the exteriors of the Casas Battlo, Amatller, and Pedreres; and Sagrada Familia.
It was a great experience with Ramon! He was very knowledgeable about Gaudi and other competitors of the time. Ramon imparted a lot of detail regarding the architectural styles of the time, details in the buildings and did not overload us with information. I would definitely use him again. He was courteous, and well spoken and well prepared.
A private tour is the way to go with this type of sightseeing. Jorge, our tour guide was absolutely the best. He paced everything just right so we didn't feel rushed, had plenty of time for pictures and even treated us to a rest break at a nice cafe along the route. Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke excellent English and gave us so much information that we would surely have missed by trying to view these sites on our own. Jorge knew where all the best spots were for photos and was very adept at moving around crowds and helping us get to our destinations. He was personable and fun to talk with which made the tour that much more enjoyable. This is an architecture - focused tour and offers lots of insights on Gaudi's life and work but if architecture doesn't appeal to you, this might not be the best tour for you.
What a fantastic experience we had with Jorge. He was knowledgeable, professional and so, so friendly and warm. The tour itself was amazing and so interesting. The Sagrada Familia is breathtaking as is the other architecture which makes Barcelona so special. Jorge made Gaudi and Barcelona come alive. We couldn't have been happier with our private walking tour. Jorge took care of everything including our coffee break with exquisite mini chocolate croissants! He is a gem. We would certainly rate this tour 10 out of 10.
Jordi was an excellent guide. We arrived in Barcelona from the US early in the morning and booked the 3 pm tour. He was in our lobby promptly and took us to several Gaudi buildings nearby, and then by bus to the Sagrada Familia. He was full of knowledge and it proved to be a great way to start our couple days in Barcelona. I felt it was a very good value as it was totally private with just my husband and myself.
We were fortunate to have Marc as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. It was if we were doing a high end tour of a museum and was well worth the money. As an added bonus, we were able to enjoy the local coffee on a side walk cafe and have a interesting conversation about politics and other topics as that was included in the price of the tour. If one can, I would highly recommend walking the entire tour. With the coffee break, the total time was around 3 hours but I believe the extra effort is well worth it. Then we were on our own to view the interior of the Sagrada Familia. There are plenty of taxis close by and one will end it at the end of this excellent tour.