Susy EnensteinUnited States
Secrets of Barcelona!!! Mark is an amazing and knowledgeable guide. This was the highlight of our trip. We learned so much about the Inquisition and the history of Barcelona and the people of the city. We saw the significance of the Jewish people in parts of the old Jewish quarter and the old gothic quarter that we would have missed had we not had Mark to show and explain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Take care, Mark
Gerald WeiderUnited States
We had a great morning with Mark. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and a perfect person to be with to learn about the Jewish community of Barcelona. We highly recommend him to all
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gerald, thank you very much for your nice words. As you know, I had a great time with the two of you too! It was a pleasure to show you the Jewish Quarter and to explain a few things about my country. Regards, Mark Planellas-Witzsch
Noah (Dr.) ChivianWest Orange, NJ, United States
A wonderful experience with a knowledgeable guide who was sensitive to the history of the Jewish people in Spain through the ages. Our visit to the oldest synagogue in Barcelona, Sinagoga Major de Barcelona, was the highlight. Our guide, Mark,was warmly greeted by the resident docent who accepted us as friends. He was as familiar with the synagogue as he was the Sagrada Familia. A worthwhile way to start our trip to Spain.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noah, Thank you so much for another wonderful review. I had a great time with you and it was a treat to be able to show you our Jewish heritage, past and present in Barcelona! Thank you very much and regards, Mark P. Witzsch
Sarann KraushaarUnited States
Incredible tour! Mark is like a charming, walking encyclopedia - absolutely fascinating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Sarann! It was a true pleasure to show you our great Jewish heritage. Regards from Barcelona!
Mark is an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of Jewish history, heritage and ritual is impressive. He provided us with a fascinating tour of Jewish Barcelona and clarified the difference between Catalan Jews and Castilian Jews of Sfarad. Plus he provided eye opening information on when the Jews of Barcelona actually fled the city. I had already taken a Jewish Barcelona tour around 10 years ago. Mark's was far superior.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Tami. It was a pleasure to provide my best knowledge on this subject to your group. I am happy that you enjoyed it so much. I feel that the Jewish heritage in Barcelona is my own, as this community constitutes an essential pillar of our history. Thank you and best regards, Mark Planellas-Witzsch