Lisa HartzellUnited States
Josep was great and very knowledgeable on our tour of Gaudi.
Toni KnudsonUnited States
We greatly enjoyed our Gaudi tour with Josep. He was fun, informative and knew how to navigate all the sites in four hours. We used headsets which made communication so much easier, especially among the crowds. Josep was recommended to us by friends and we'll be recommending him to more friends.
Noelani RichardsonUnited States
Josep was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions while on the tour. It was great not to have to wait in the lines and he structured the tour so that we saw a lot in a short period of time without feeling rushed. The taxi transportation to and from the sights helped a lot since you are already walking a lot in Barcelona. We were wowed by the Sagrada Familia and with the history, background, and insight that Joseph was able to provide on this Gaudi masterpiece.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Noey for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure to host you and your sister Jade in Barcelona My best regards and gratitude Josep P.
Brian M.United States
Unbelievably good! Can't imagine doing Gaudi without a tour by Josep.....the use of listening devices made this easy to hear even within the crowded places. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian for your great 5 star review. Best regards Josep P
Joel StoneUnited States
Very professional and knowledgable. We really enjoyed our time with Josep. He is great to spend time with with his personal touch. He plans ahead for the tours. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel, Thank you very much for the the appreciated 5 star and wonderful comment. I have enjoyed having hosted you in Barcelona. Warm wishes. Josep P.
Jeff K.United States
Wonderful tour by Josep. Very knowledgeable about the social and political context of Gaudi's works, his personal life, as well as his architectural style, elements, and patrons. Covered a lot of ground and really hit the highlights for us
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff for the 5 star review and great comment. Best regards Josep P.
Charles RossUnited States
Josep is outstanding. He has deep knowledge of the sites and city. He actively seeks to increase his knowledge and enjoys helping people learn about the city he loves. He customized a tour to make the most of our limited time. His email communications were prompt and thorough. Conveniences: cab rides between the sites that were too far apart for walking, and a Bluetooth audio system so made we could always hear him clearly. We highly recommend him to help your visit to Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles and Janet , Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and great review. I love my job and my City and is nice when I have guests like you that value my passion so much. It is nice that you enjoyed also lunch at the place I recommended and that you also toured Casa Mila. You get also from me a 5 star as excellent guests! Best regards to both of you. Josep P
Tour covers Gaudí's best works, guided by Joesph who is engaging with his vast knowledge, provides a ear piece to easily hear all the information allowing you to take in all, not miss a thing! Between locations Joseph arranges a taxi to travel to the next location. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynn & Geoff- I also very much enjoyed touring the Gaudí's sites with you. Have a nice flight back to Australia. Best wishes Josep P
Christopher GreenUnited States
Great tour. Very knowledgeable. Enjoyed spending the day with Josep. Highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christopher for your great 5 star review. I enjoyed touring with you too. Best regards Josep P
Mr Picazo is an extremely professional, experienced and knowledgeable guide. The tour ran like clockwork and the information we received was excellent. We would not have appreciated the Gaudi architecture as much if we did not have him as a guide. His attention to detail and the clients' comfort is also commendable.
Amanda MaxeyUnited States
Josep was the guide for my last tour on a 2 week trip to Spain. He was outstanding. He arrived exactly on time and instructed us in the use of his bluetooth audio device which was a bonus. His english is flawless and his method of describing and explaining things was fantastic. The transportation from site to site was included which allowed us to make the most of our four hour tour. I truly enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend Josep to anyone seeking to experience the wonders of Gaud.
Robin K.United States
Josep was an excellent guide. He was organized and highly informative. He was professional and covered everything that was scheduled for our tour. Made good use of our tour time. He also is very personable. He even helped with our photos taking great photos of us with tour highlights. He knew a few tricks to enhance the photo ops. Josep supplies an earpiece to make it possible to hear him even if we are taking a photo or not standing right next to him. Very helpful with so many tourists.
Meredith R.United States
He led our family of four on a Gaudi tour. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. He is great for adults and for kids. He made everything easy, and helped us to get some tickets that were not otherwise available. We highly recommend him, and definitely would hire him again.
SuzAnn HowardUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you SuzAnn for your valuable 5 star review. That certainly keeps me highly motivated. Best wishes Josep P.
Constance LiebermanUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Josep. He was so careful and informative. He s a five star performer and a credit to ToursByLocals. We have been on other tours and Josep leads the way! Well done
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Constance and Party for the top review and your encouraging best words. Enjoy your other tour in Barcelona Warm regards and have a lovely stay Josep
Kimberly ClunkUnited States
We hired Josep for 4 tours and we enjoyed every one. We had a late afternoon tour to the Park Guell as well as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. He is very knowledgable on Gaudi in general. We followed up with a food tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, Thank you very much for your your rating, recommendation and your very flattering private comment!... after our wonderful 3 days spent together. I am happy you enjoyed also particularly the masterpieces of Gaudi's architecture. All the best Josep P
Eileen GravesUnited States
Josep really knew his subject, and he was kind enough to tailor the tour to match our bad knees and dislike of too many stairs. I would recommend him especially and Tours by Locals to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eileen for the great review. I enjoyed showing you the wonderful world of Antonio Gaudí. Have a lovely Christmas time! Warm regards Josep P
Tram Anh NguyenCanada
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Josep was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my husband's question. The best part was being able to fast track our way into Sagrada Família.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you once again for your excellent review about my guiding you both to the fantasy world of Gaudi. I am passionate for my job and your rating makes it even more motivating! Warm regards. Josep P
Augusto HsiaUnited States
Josep is an excellent guide if you are a fan of Gaudi and his work. Although I booked the tour last minute ,we were able to organize everything in less than half a day. The tour was very informative and he made a lot of accommodations as we had a handicap kid with us. The tour was on the expensive side that I was planning to pay but it was worth it. We could hear everything he was saying thanks to the Bluetooth headsets which came in handy when there are hundreds of other people near you. Gus and Chelou
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gus and Chelou It was my reward to get your son Jed to enjoy our tour as much as possible. Thank you very much for your excellent review. Best regards for the 4 of you! Josep
Gareth DulaiUnited States
Outstanding tour guide. Incredibly patient with children and informative for adults. Joseph navigates the streets of Barcelona with ease and grace. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Gareth, Thank you very much for your concise, precise and encouraging review and compliments. It was great to share especially with Olivia and Jacob. You are a great family! My regards to Elisa as well and enjoy your remaining Spanish experience. Have a lovely summer. Josep
Diana CellaUnited States
Josep is amazing, fun, and incredibly knowledgeable about Gaudi! We went to: Park Guell, LaSangradra Famillia and more! He is a great tour guide! I highly recommend him! I will utilize him again!!!
Gina RubenUnited States
Our tour with Josep was extremely enjoyable, personal, and very informative. He knows everything about Barcelona and we learned a lot in the time we spent with him. I highly recommend him if you want a great tour guide in or about Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gina for your highly appreciated review. I have enjoyed showing you the fantasy world of Antonio Gaudi. Have a lovely stay in Barcelona and a lovely summer too. Best regards Josep
Michael G.United States
My wife and I chose Tours by Locals to arrange for a private guide during a one day stay in Barcelona before boarding a cruise. Since I studied engineering and architecture, we chose the 4 hour Gaudi's Fantasy World Tour. Our guide, Josep Picazo, was excellent. He was flexible in arranging the starting time of our tour and promptly arrived at our hotel. Josep is personable, professional and very knowledgeable. We visited 4 sites and his insight into Gaudi's symbolism was truly amazing. Highly Recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael and Jean for your splendid review! Specially coming from someone that has studied engineering and architecture your comments about my Gaudi's Tour are particularly encouraging. I certainly appreciate your personal comment on how great you think my Tour was and the feed back with you created in our Tour I wish you a great summer and hope to host you again in Barcelona. Best regards. Josep
Margaret LongUnited States
Joseph was an excellent guide and since he was a native Barcelonian, was able to share much history with us. Excellent tour! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Margaret and David for your excellent review. I enjoyed having you a lot for your kindness and genuine interest in Gaudi. Best regards and enjoy your cruise. Josep
Karen FiskeUnited States
Josep gave an outstanding tour of Gaudi architecture including insights into the architect, his inspirations, the remarkable techniques used in construction and many stunning views up close of these beautiful works of art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Charles for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona All the best Josep
Josep's explanations and inside knowledge of architecture was exceptional. His WiFi ear buds and well constructed schedule enhanced the experience, and skipping the lines was priceless!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your excellent review! I t was a please having hosted you in Barcelona All the best and hope to have again another time. It was certainly a pleasure for me as well. Josep
Susan DoshierUnited States
Our tour with Josep was amazing! He is a very knowledgeable guide and went into great detail to explain the history of Barcelona and the magnificent architecture that we saw. He even showed us on his iPhone the reflection of the stained glass windows so we could see the amazing colors which the naked eye missed. This tour made our visit to Barcelona something we will always remember! Many thanks to Josep!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and Raymond for such a good and immediate review. I certainly enjoyed hosting you. Hope you keep using TBL All the best Josep
Peggy BerlinCalistoga, CA, United States
Josep was very knowledgable, he paced the tour well. We particularly enjoyed the blue tooth head sets so that we all could clearly hear Josep's comments. He also offered us helpful information about Barcelona. We highly recommend Josep as a guide.
Christina A.United States
Josep was a great tour guide! He knew the answers to all of our questions and the history of the city. We had bad weather, but Josep made the most of it, and we still got to see all of the locations. Josep had ear pieces that we could wear, so we could wander around the different places and still hear what he was saying. It really helped as the locations were often loud/crowded. It was helpful for us who are all mid-20s, and definitely would be great for people that are hard of hearing. Highly recommend!
Ronald StoeckUnited States
Josep was very informative and well-organized on this tour. I don't hesitate to recommend him to anyone with an interest in Gaudi's works. The only reason I didn't give him another star is his somewhat aloof personality compared to other Tours By Locals guides. However, he certainly answered all our questions and gave us ideas and reason to further explore Gaudi's and other impressionists' works while we were in Barcelona. His admiration and explanations of Gaudi's genius was very evident.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr Stoeck, Thank you for your rating, I had just lost a good friend in a motorcycle accident that week and even if I tried my best that my state of mind would not interfere with my guiding that day... that would certainly explain your assessment. Believe me that I am just the opposite under normal circumstances. I appreciate also your recognition of my explanations, knowledge and admiration for Gaudí. My best regards