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The 157th aniversary of Gaudí

The 25th of June it was Gaudi’s birthday. The Catalan genius was born in Reus, Tarragona, a village in south Catalonia. He came from a coppersmith family and the passion for this metal we see reflected in his later work on several buildings in Barcelona. He studied in the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona, and in the early years he stood out among the students as a very imaginative and innovative architect. That’s how Eusebi Güell, a wealthy Catalan bourgeois and an art lover, became his patron helping him to construct most of his buildings in the Catalan capital.

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Poblet & Santes Creus (with “calçotada”)

On this tour we will visit two medieval monasteries full of peace, tranquility, elegance, serenity, sobriety, simplicity and greatness. There is another quality of space and time, quite different from our daily urban life. The feeling of space seems to enlarge the soul. Monk comes from the Greek, meaning alone; it was used to describe those Christians who spent their life alone with God.

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Barcelona Guide Bureau’s guide opinions: Joana Wilhelm

Why Barcelona Guide Bureau (what is the difference between you and other guides)?

My target is not only to transmit knowledge…. I also want people to feel my personal “joie de vivre”, enthusiasm, converting every day in a funny and new experience….unforgettable if possible! (more…)

Picasso and Bohemian Barcelona of 1900

Special places related to Picasso and our city in the beginning of the 20th Century. Unknown places for most of the people…

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Barcelona Guide Bureau’s guides: Carmen Turiera

Why Barcelona Guide Bureau (what is the difference between you and other guides)?

Because Barcelona Guide Bureau offers a variety of profiles that will provide you with the best “ambassador” for visiting the Barcelona you wish .There are many Barcelona’s to be discovered and we know them all. (more…)

Barcelona Guide Bureau’s guides: Carles Picazo

Why Barcelona Guide Bureau (what is the difference between you and other guides)?

Because we are professional communicators, we know how to transmit the essential in few words and we have a thorough knowledge of Catalunya, good language skills and we love our job. The training we get showing our city keeps us fit…. We are all official guides. (more…)

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