I'm Maica, an enthusiast Barcelonian and in love with my city. Years ago, after completing my English and Hispanic University Studies, I moved to Scotland where I did a Msc in Applied Linguistics and worked as a tour guide for Spanish and Italian tourists. Seven years later I came back to my beloved Barcelona. At first I taught Spanish to foreigners with my own methodology: using the street as a clasroom with lots of story telling techniques (I was also a story teller for children and adults in libraries, hospitals, schools and nursing homes). It was doing so how I became a licensed tour guide, my passion. Now it's my full time job. I love it. It's extremely rewarding and it keeps me always busy exploring, reading and learning.
As a licensed tour guide I have PREMIUM access, very convinient since when on holidays time is precious: we'll skip the lines in all monuments and museums!!
Since you are the boss, I will design the best visit just for you. MY TOURS ARE TAILORED MADE depending on your time and interests, but to gain a feeling of local life, I'll make sure you won't miss some off the beaten-track sites . I'll be very happy to recommend, my main concern is to make you live unforgettable experiences.
I'm very much used to dealing with all kinds of people and my explanations are very dynamic, instructive and a pleasure to the ears. I am very flexible and my tours are adapted either to shore excursions or private tours. I love to tour couples, friends, single visitors and, as a mother of a 14 year old, families as well.
It will be a honor to accompany you while discovering all these treasures with which you will fall in love!
Hope to meet you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
Seeing the Sagrada Familia with an excellent local guide made our day even better. The symbolism of everything Guidi did would have been lost on us if not for the excellent tour by Maica. She has a great personality is easy to be with and so very knowledgeable beaver us quiet time to just take in the beauty. Clearly understood when to talk and when to let us enjoy. Most beautiful place and should be seen with Maica to fully appreciate the work and the history. Hoping to come back for the 2026 completio
***FULLY LICENSED TOUR GUIDE number 2435 expired by Catalan Goverment in 2005***
- Member of Barcelona Guide Boreau.
- Member of Aguicat (Catalan Association for Licensed Tour Guides that cares for the quality and
sustainability of tourism)
- Gaudí expert thanks to complementary training courses.
- Trainings in Spanish and Catalan History, History of Art, Catalan
artist such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Domeneh-Muntaner...
- Story-telling workshops and performances.
- Degree in Hispanic and English studies.
I don't drive in my tours, but I can arrange private transportation with a Premium car or van.