John JohnsonUnited States
This was the second tour we took with Francisco and so glad we did. It focused on Gaudi but he also gave us additional information on the entire modernist movement and its influences. Highly recommend Francisco.
Catherine TremblayUnited States
Francisco was the worst guide i have ever booked on Tours by Locals. He had no voice and barely spoke to us. If I hadn't previously traveled to Barcelona (and was able to guide our group) we would not have learned much about what we were visiting. I had asked to add a person to our group a couple weeks before arriving and to purchase admission to Park Gwell and the Gaudi house. He acted like this was new info and was unable to include her. SO DISAPPOINTED!! If he was sick he should have sent someone else.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: After the tour I spoke to TBL being 5 people on the day of the tour instead of 4 people as you book; 4 people and tickets to Sagrada Familia and no mention any extra tickets to Park Guell or Gaudi House Museum. The answer was that you communicate directly to TBL and not to me, an updated a tour for 5 people but not my tour but another tour that you also book here at TBL. In any misunderstanding as i mention to you we could have cancel the tour instead of doing the the tour and ask for a refund afterwords
Andrew SeborUnited States
Francisco has an excellent depth of knowledge. It would be impossible to get this from a tour book or research without spending a lot of time in preparation.
Leslie TodtfeldUnited States
This tour was absolutely amazing! Francisco provided so much information that we would not have gotten if we toured on our own. It was never boring. Francisco kept our two teenage daughters engaged the entire time and was beyond friendly, offering reccomendations for other things to do while in Barcelona. He even took family photos for us on his camera throughout the tour and sent them to us just hours later. He knew great spots to take photos in, too and his car was very comfortable. I highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Leslie, Mark and daughters. It was my joy to spend all that time with you all. All the Best. Francisco M.
Rick D.United States
We really enjoyed our day with Francisco as he drove us to various Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. He was only able to show us the outside of Sagrada Familia but in the process taught us a lot. My only regret is that we would have like to have spent more time inside. What a beautiful, astounding place!! Our walk through Park Guell was hampered by a number of large groups visiting at the same time, making it difficult to fully appreciate the place, but that wasn't Francisco's fault.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rick and Denisee. I enjoyed the third day with you and very much explaining all about Gaudi and his architecture. All the Best. Francisco M.
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Francisco was our guide 5 years ago, and we had another wonderful day together. We walked for two hours, visiting the city center, old Jewish quarter, Las Ramblas, the market, and cable car ride. Our tour was four hours total. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and customized our tour as we went through the day. His English is perfect. Francisco used his camera to take our photo at the different sites and took pride in emailing them to us. 5 big stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara and Rob. It is so inspiring when you have travelers coming back to Barcelona, even more when they choose to be their guide again. All the best Francisco M.
Michael MulbargerThousand Oaks, CALIFORNIA, United States
We are two English speaking, Expats, closer to 80 than 70, experienced world wide holiday takers. Our experience with Francisco Miro was just right. Gaudi's work came alive with his enriching detailed insights. His caring thoughtfulness consistently facilitated our visit. We were well rewarded by our time with Francisco and particularly appreciated his recommendation for locally inspired tapas near our hotel, and thoughtful suggestions on where else to maximize our Barcelona experience.
Matt BubisUnited States
Francisco was phenomenal, would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matt and Christine. Thank you !! It was great to show you the most important sights of Gaudi. All the Best !!. Francisco M.
Lynn FrankUnited States
Francisco is an amazing tour guide that we highly recommend and will use in the future. He is extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona history, culture and art/architecture. We truly enjoyed our 10 hour day with him touring Sagrada Familia, Güell Park and Costa Brava. He has a great sense of humor, is very articulate, patient and knows how to engage a teenager in all subject areas!! He has a wonderful demeanor and personality and we strongly suggest his as a tour guide. Thanks Francisco!! The Franks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lynn and Sam. It was my pleasure to spend all that time with you and your daughter. Thank you for you outstanding tip. All the Best. Francisco M.
Jennifer TuckerUnited States
We had a great day! Very wonderful and memorable. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer and Family. Mee too had a great day with you all. All the Best. Francisco M.
Norman LehrerUnited States
We've used Tours by Locals many times over the years and Francisco is definitely one of the best. Very friendly and very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Norman and friends. Francisco M.
Joan EvansUnited States
Francisco was fabulous charming informative and very patient with our exhaustion from travelling all night. We had a private 4 hr tour. He even sent us photos he took of us! He was the best I highly recommend him