Hi, I’m Vanessa


Hi, I’m Vanessa

I’ve lived in Barcelona for 27 years

I speak English, Spanish, Italian, Catalan

I am Licensed Tour guide


I studied Art History at the University of Barcelona (UB), and I coursed the last year of the degree at the University of Parma (Italy), a lovely place where is produced the famous Parmigiano cheese! When completed the degree in Italy I came back to Barcelona, but shortly after I decided to move to London (UK) where I lived for a year and a half enjoying a vibrant city full of art! When I moved back to Barcelona I worked in art galleries and museums, like the National Museum of Art of Catalunya (MNAC), and the contemporary art museum CAIXAFORUM. During the year 2006, I passed the exams and became a Licensed tour guide. Since the first day, I love my job! Meeting new people, connecting with them, and sharing my passion and enthusiasm for the arts. Making the customers fall in love with Barcelona and wish to come back soon is my objective! Even though I am specialized in arts, I love to know and let know what's going on in the city! I'm flexible, and quick to pick up new skills. Ready for the fresh new restaurants and best places for shopping, but also the most traditional or authentic places, those hidden even for many locals! I live in the heart of Barcelona (just 2 min walk from the Picasso Museum); I was born close to the land that inspired Joan Miró (south of Catalonia); and I Love to spend many weekends in the Empordà, north of Catalonia, where Salvador Dalí was born.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Arts Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Unique & unusual foods Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Wildlife Social history Architectural history Religious history Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Rituals & ceremonial customs Museums Modernism and Medieval

Experiences I love to host