La experiencia con Tate fue maravillosa! Con sus explicaciones fuimos capaces de meternos en la piel de Gaudi, Subirachs,... y entender la evolución de la construcción de la Sagrada Familia. Muy recomendable. Yo personalmente salí cargada de la energía que transmitía la luz del interior. Quedé fascinada
Peter MurrayUnited States
We met Tate across the street from the Hospital of Sant Pau & is close to Sagrada Familia. She is charming and has excellent English. Her depth of knowledge while in Sant Pau & Familia were exceptional. She was able to discuss history, architecture, and key people at all levels. It turns out she is an author and has books sold in Sant Pau and Familia. While walking through Familia, she stopped to speak with the current architect, who knew her, responsible for the current construction. Impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Peter and Jill! it was a lovely afternoon. You are so highly educated, flexible and easygoing that time flew by and all of a sudden it was time to go :-( I am glad that we encountered Mr Jordi Fauli on his own. Normally he is accompanied by his assistants and cannot stop but today he felt in a casual mood and he loves to share impressions about the evolution of the works. wish you come back to go to more.places with you :-)
Colleen WilliamsNeskowin, OREGON, United States
Tours By Locals also a 5 star rating never a disappointment but the guides make the experience happen and no exception with beautiful Tate and her knowledge of history and her sharing of personal experiences in lovely Barcelona. This is what everyone needs to hear & appreciate. So the one-on-one guide is the best opportunity to ever have and give you what you can't always find in a guide book. Thank you Tate for that opportunity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Colleen, It was great to meet you two!! I hope that you come back!
Susan MoffatUnited States
Tate was an amazing guide. Booking with her was simple and she communicated along the way. We had no trouble finding each other in the packed location. She guided us in English and communication was perfect. She has an amazing background and his highly educated so the knowledge she shared was fantastic. She let us stay longer in the areas which she saw we were really enjoying. You should definitely choose Tate for your tours in Barcelona. Other friends have used her in the past which is how we found her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very enriching to meet you, Susan, and your husband Janne Kouri, Founder of NextStep, who recently rode on his power wheelchair "Ride for Paralysis" from LA to Washington, D.C, to raise awareness and funds to support the 6 million people living with paralysis in the U.S. We need more people like Susan and Janne to improve our world! It has been wonderful to share the blessings of Sagrada Familia with you two.
Irina RuddyUnited States
Tate is a true expert! She showed us various parts of Sagrada Familia, she explained us the meaning beyond its symbology and highlighted other amazing artists and their contributions to this incredible place! Even our 17 year old son (who cannot be described as an art lover) enjoyed the tour thanks to Tate's commentaries!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: to impress a teenager, you are right, is the best reward!! Thanks Irina and all the members of your family for your kindness.
Very knowledgeable in her area. Certainly has a passion for teaching and making history interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to the lovely Korbyl family for this wonderful gaudinian morning shared together :-)
Nastashia PressUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sasha!
Nastashia PressUnited States
Tate is a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. We had special requests that she gladly accommodated. Our group included teenagers and adults and she kept all entertained and engaged. I would highly recommend her when visiting Sagrada Familia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Natasha, your group was so nice!
Amy MortimerUnited States
My 16 year old daughter and I had a private tour with Tate. Tate's knowledge, passion and ability to communicate the intricacies of the Basilica opened up a new world of appreciate of architecture and design for both of us. I had been in the Sagrada Familia before but this tour was so much more. Tate is wonderful and her tour is worth much more than the cost of the ticket.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amy for your kind words, it was great to share time in la Sagrada with you two :-)
Roma KhannaUnited States
Tate was a terrific guide. Laid out a tour in an order that took best advantage of the time of day, crowds and light. Extremely well informed and able to answer all questions. She also encouraged us to just "enjoy" the church without only focusing on the historu. Wonderful day and I would use her again for my family without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great finnish-american grup! it was my pleasure to share an afternoon with you all :-) I wish you come back.
Margaret HenningUnited States
Loved the tour! Tate I s very knowledgeable and passionate. She told us the stained glass would be it's most brilliant in late afternoon and it was! So glad we went with her recommended time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes Margaret! Today we nailed it with the lights! Pity it was windy and we could not do the towers, an excuse to come back to BCN!
Paul TousignantGATINEAU, QUÉBEC, Canada
La meilleure guide qu'on ait eu depuis que nous voyageons en Europe. Une guide passionnée et une source d'information complète sur Barcelone et la Catalogne historique ou actuelle. Quatre heures qui se sont passées rapidement et agréablement :) Tate, la meilleure guide ! Odette et Paul
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci bien Paul, Odette, Félix et Désirée pour cette matinée d'échanges culturels :-). Je veux déjà aller au Québec pour revoir et causer avec des gens si ouverts, nobles et sincères!
Joined Sagrada Familia tour with Tate, we were late to come to meeting point due to some problem but Tate was very patient and she calmed us down because we were already panicked we will be denied to enter Sagrada Familia. Thankfully everything went well. We had wonderful tour with her and despite the difficulty she managed to get us our desired time tickets. Thanks Tate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sunny for the explanation of our adventurous visit to La Sagrada Familia, it was great fun at the end and the saying says: All's Well That Ends Well :-)
Baron SkorishUnited States
What a Fantastic tour. Tate was very knowledgeable and informative. Next time I'm in Barcelona, I will absolutely hire her again. Thank You
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Baron! It was my pleasure!
Marylou G.United States
Tate's depth and breadth of knowledge about Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia greatly enhanced our experience! Her warm and welcoming demeanor are a plus -- we highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marylou for the 5 stars rating. I wish you a safe and nice trip back to Seattle, and as you said, you have to come again in Sagrada Familia after 2026!
Judy PaceUnited States
Tate was delightful! She obviously knew her material. She made the tour very fun AND so informative. Tate used a new Bluetooth communication system called, " Whisperer" which was terrific. I could her her descriptions clearly, even in the crowds at Sagrada Família!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Judy for your nice comment! I enjoyed meeting you as a well determined traveller and a good example to follow!, a well educated eye who keeps coming to la Sagrada Familia to enjoy every year’s evolution of the works, even if your friend was tired and you did the visit on your own! Yes we made the most of the whisperers it improved the quality of the Communication in the middle of the crowds!!
David NaehringUnited States
Tate is a splendid tour guide with an amazing knowledge of Sagrada Familia and enthusiasm to tell the story of Gaudi's creation. Our time with her flew by and we departed with a great appreciation for this Barcelona masterpiece.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David and Maria Dolores for the two marvellous hours we shared in la Sagrada Familia. Listening at the Santo Domingo the Silos monks with the midday lights was a real thrilll!!
Anthony BataUnited States
On short notice Tate made my families hope for the tour of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia a reality. The bonus was Tate is one of the writers that contributed a chapter to a book published in honor of the Pope's visit in 2010. Her knowledge of Gaudi's project start to finish I'm sure is unequalled. Thank you tourbylocals and Great Thanks to Tate! I hope we meet again. Tony
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tony for your honest and poweful appreciation. I kept a wonderful picture of your family! Hope to see you again :-)
Mary CadaginUnited States
Tate loves Barcelona and her appreciation of it shines through. My Mom is elderly and does not walk well. Tate got us the elevators up and down into the cathedral. She was patient and kind and walked at a slow pace and spoke clearly, so my Mom was delighted with Tate and the tour. Tate made sure that we took pictures in the beautiful colored light of the stained glass. I asked her if this tour got stale for her, seeing La Sagrada over and over - she said she was honored everytime she entered.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your beautiful writing Mary, visiting the Sagrada Familia with you, your sister and your mum was a blessing as you had all the necessary elements to enjoy it as an experience :-)
Jill SerresUnited States
What a lovely time we had with Tate. She is so personable and incredibly knowledgeable on all things Gaudí and the Sagrada Família. I'm convinced there is no better way to learn about and appreciate this amazing Basilica. Do not hesitate to plan a tour with Tate!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a honour to welcome guest like you, Jill and Gerry, I wish that you keep coming to BCN :-)
Mark NewmanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mr Newman for your rating, I appretiate, kind regards, Tate
Michael NeamUnited States
Tate was knowledgeable friendly and a great tour guide. Not only does she have knowledge but she has a personality to deliver or knowledge. Thank you Tate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dr Neam! It was my pleasure to tour such an outstanding personality in the world of the Alzheimer research. I am glad that there was a conference of your field in BCN and even more glad that you chose spending your free time with us!! I hope that you keep coming back :-)
Elliott ReeseSanta Barbara, CA, United States
Our group of 3 had an exceptional tour with local guide Tate. We booked a 'Gaudi specific' tour, which covered La Sagrada Familia & Park Guell. Tate provided truly unique & interesting information regarding Gaudi (not to mention Catalonia), and was exceptionally knowledgeable regarding both the church & park. Great communication from beginning to end, and she really enhanced our Barcelona experience. I would book a tour with Tate again (regardless of what tour it is)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had such a good time with you, 3 exceptional gentlemen, Elliot, Desi and Nathi, that I did not know if I was working or going around for fun! I am so glad that you could attend the historical 5-1 Clàsico!! That is a memory for life!!
Denise WiseUnited States
Tate was great! Her knowledge & depth of explanation gave the tour a special dimension. I would highly recommend this tour and her as a guide. Our 83 year old mom was with us & her pace was perfect for all to enjoy. Muchas Gracias Tate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias Denise, Hilda, Kathleen and all the team!!! It was a great afternoon and the best birthday gift to your mum :-)
Lynda B.United Kingdom
Tate is extremely knowledgeable about her subject. She was a guide for Sagrada Familia before joining tours by locals so has a real feel for the place. She obviously enjoys what she does. We appreciated all the background knowledge and understanding of the development of the church including the concepts and detailing of the windows. A great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lynda and Duncan for your great company. When I saw you travelling light, like Leonard Cohen sang and the poet Antonio Machado wrote, I knew that we would have a very special visit :-)
Arief Harris TandjungIndonesia
We chose this program because we were 'intrigued' by Tate's credentials and we made the RIGHT choice !! Tate is very knowledgable about Gaudi's work and she wrote several articles about them. We ended up spent 2.5 hours (vs original schedule of 2 hours) as Tate enthusiastically explained all the intricate details on every part of Sagrada Familia. It's an 'eye opening' experience and felt like having a 'short class' on Gaudi's work. Thanks a lot Tate for such a wonderful and memorable time ...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Arief and Cinta for your company today, I felt so comfortable with you that I certainly would have stayed longer if I could! We have to celebrate when smart connections occur :-)