I hold a degree in Art History and I'm specialized in Architecture and Cultural Heritage; I'm also trained in Building Techniques, as an expert in Restoration, and therefore my professional background includes fields as Restoration & Archaeology. But I also do love traveling as well, and I've worked in many different areas in the Tourism Industry, which makes me aware of the importance of a flawless and straightforward customer service.
I enjoy solo traveling and I've travelled through Europe with an Interrail Pass twice; I've lived in many different places, including a ten-month stay in the USA during my sophomore year in high school; around two years in Italy learning about restauration, and other two years in the UK working as an archaeologist. I always try to get the most out of what life has to offer.
The tours I provide in Granada include the Alhambra & Generalife complex or Walking Tours in different parts of the city as Albayzín & Sacromonte, Cathedral, etc. But let me know which are your particular interests and I will design a bespoke tour especially for you!
I'm also a real foodie, as my parents had a lovely family restaurant when I was a teenager and we've always been really interested both in traditional gastronomy and in Nouvelle cuisine, and we love to try all the new restaurants in town! Therefore, I also do Tapas Tours, and I have designed a Vegan/vegetarian Tapas Tour, specially conceived for people with food restrictions who want to enjoy a truly Tapas experience in Granada (something sometimes difficult if you don't know where to go!!). All my Tapas Tours are also adapted for people with mobility issues. . . same as the Alhambra tour (not so easy for the City Tour though, but we can always try to give you the best solution, of course!). And obviously, apart from guiding you around Granada, I can also give you some good advices about the best places to eat and where you can find that perfect & unique souvenir. . .
So, if you're coming to Granada, and want to get the most out of it, do not hesitate to contact me!!
A Recent Review of this guide
Marina was fantastic, charming, informative and congenial. She had in-depth historical knowledge of the area, not just the Alhambra. She was open to all our questions and we never felt rushed or silly in our questioning. Her English was excellent and we felt relaxed in her company. We highly recommend Marina as a guide.
2008 Master's Degree in Architecture and Cultural Heritage - University of Sevilla.
2005 Bachelor's Degree in Art History - University of Granada.
2004 Building techniques for heritage conservation - Centro Albayzín, Granada.
Licensed tour guide for Andalucia, nº1881
Authorized interpreter for the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, nº119
Authorized interpreter for the Picasso Museum in Málaga.