Must See Barcelona with a Local

The Sagrada Família, vibrant food markets and Barrio Gòtico.

  • Private &

  • 8 hours

  • From
    €50.00  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

Ah Beautiful Barcelona - how many hearts have you stolen? It’s easy to lose yourself to this wondrous city and whilst you might not be able to tick off every sight in a single day, one of our friendly local Barcelona hosts can help you tap into its energy and share with you some of what makes their city so special.

We can just see you exploring Barrio Gòtico and some of Gaudí’s masterpieces, picking up lunch from the colorful Mercat de Santa Caterina market, or enjoying a long, lazy and late lunch then musing your way around an authentic local neighborhood.

Just let us know what you think you’d like to visit, and your host will make it happen, adding in some secret Barcelona spots along the way too of course!

Weave through the labyrinth of twisting lanes framed by stunning architecture and blanketed by a vibrant community spirit or cool off at the beach - and obviously, when the time comes, indulge in some tapas on one of the streets which is somewhere of a local legend. ¡ Salud!

Experience highlights

  • Connect with the authentic side of Barcelona and its people, getting to know what truly makes the city unique

  • Explore the city's stunning architecture and historic neighborhoods - the places you’ve always imagined yourself exploring

  • Let your host share with you what makes Barcelona’s iconic attractions just so iconic!

  • Delve into the local food culture with a trip to the colorful Mercat de Santa Caterina market

  • Eat delicious local tapas, at places that are loved by locals when the sun starts to set on another blissful day in Barcelona

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized
  • 8-hour experience
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transport costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 8 reviews

July 2018

Relaxed walking afternoon

Jonathan is a true local, he knows all the "traps and catches". With his advices we ate well and cheap, and he taught us what locals drink (caffe con gello, vermut.. ;) ). He is very talkative so one can never be bored. Time flew quite fast. If you are in search for a relaxed walking tour through the Gothic area with breaks at local bars and tips for good and affordable food, look no further!

Review by Stefani N

Reviews for Barcelona


July 2019

Interesting tour with engaging host

We enjoyed a relaxing walk through the gothic quarter and a local park with Karla. The experience was excellent, kids enjoyed it and took away some of the stress of visiting a city with kids. Karla made some excellent suggestions of things to do and places to go, including a marvellous tapas restaurant.

Review by Alan W


May 2019

Great morning exploring Barcelona

Jonathan gave us a great overview of Barcelona as we walked through the different areas of the city. He gave us a brief summary of the different regions as we walked. He was able to adapt to our needs as a family with kids in their twenties as well as us in our 50's. Questions about society and politics were answered as we walked. Thanks again!

Review by Sally M


April 2019

Awesome Tour

Jonathan was such a pleasure. Easy to get to know. So funny and humorous. Has lived in Barcelona for many years and knew much of what someone visiting would find interesting. Spent the entire day with us and didn't "rush". I would highly recommend using Jonathan if visiting the city. We felt like we had made a friend by the end of the day!

Review by Kelly C

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