Patricia CoaleyUnited States
Ona made our trip to Barcelona one that we will never forget. We arrived in the city during a festival, so last-minute tickets to Sagrada Familia were impossible to find. We reached out to Ona, and she pulled off a miracle! We highly recommend her if you want to tour Barcelona. Oh...and don't wait last minute, like we did, to look for tickets to Sagrada. Ona is fantastic but asking her for two miracles may be to much to ask. But, if you do, I bet she will pull it off!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It happened, Patty I was more happy than you, standing for 3 hours waiting 2 uneeded tickets... Your joy paid me back and the Sagrada Familia was nicer than ever ! Wishing you and Don well !! Ona
Bruno OkohUnited States
Ona can customize your visit to suit your need and time. Great personality we really enjoyed our time with her and very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: These are my to goals, Bruno, that you ENJOY the INFORMATION and on your time. Thank you for everything and best regards to Houston s friends and next table s girl !
Pike AloianUnited States
We had a great tour of the Casa Vicens with Ona. The place is not huge nor, when we were there anyway, overly crowded, so one could argue that having a guide is not really necessary to enjoy the place. Even so, having Ona along to point out fine details and to answer our questions was very helpful. She was also gave us some good tips about other sites to see and restaurants at which to dine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy, Pike, you felt that it was a great tour, the amount of arquitectural solutions and decoration techniques, or the experience of opening and almost breaking the security shutters, made your visit also great to me. Hahaha, not huge, it is true, it was a one family home... Never thought of that, Pike... but it is huge if you compare it to Barcelona residences ... in 1883-5... Now are even smaller. Thank you for your rating.
Tiare SmithUnited States
Ona was a wonderful guide. We toured our sites of choice. She was very informative and even gave us suggestions of things to do after our tour. She was able to answer our questions and took some great photos for us. We had a great time! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tiare, Your.program.was.good, World Heritage Gaudi s Park and church are perfect And yes! We enjoyed it together. Thank you for your rating.
Amy KhareUnited States
Ona was a delightful and intelligent guide for our 3 tweens/teens and 2 adults. She was engaging from the very start, with showing interest in our needs and desires. She taught us all about how to study a piece of art work --- the lines, strokes, subjects, and evolution of Picasso's style. And, she kept us bopping around the museum so that we were never bored. We highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deae Amy, Yes... after this tour either your children will be artist or art lovers at least! I have enjoyed your family very much ! Good luck... I hope you can go with my colleague to Sagrada Familia tomorrow ! Next time give more time to organize!!! Ona
Karen RekietaUnited States
Great Tour and love Ona! So helpful knowledgeable and insightful with the Segrada!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Light was extraordinary, and this helps to see it even better! Thank you !
Michael KerleyUnited States
We spent a delightful four hours with Ona. She is well-organized, friendly and very knowledgeable. She is also very resourceful. She got us last-minute tickets to Sagrada Familia, and she customized our tour to highlight the sights in which we were interested. She showed us sights that we surely would have missed if we had just wandered around on our own. If you are a first-time visitor to Barcelona, and want to get a good insider's perspective of this city, be sure to spend some time with Ona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This is a prove that when converting hobby into my work is making happy not only me but also you ! Fantastico! Yes, the Picasso in Barcelona is a.must as well ! Glad you found the museum ! Thanks for taking your time to write. Best regards Ona
Lynn HodgesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks !
Samuel Ashley B.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! i have enjoyed you as well !
Samuel Ashley B.United States
Sun K.United States
Our family of five booked Ona for a tour of La Sagrada Familia and we had a wonderful time. She responded to messages very quickly and had all the tickets arranged for us. All we had to do was show up! She speaks excellent English and really made our visit so much more satisfying. We would have missed so much without her expertise. She's an excellent tour guide and we highly recommend her to anyone who's visiting Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sun,. It was very nice to host you with your family. Its beenmy pleasure!
Jackie L.United States
Ona was fabulous! She is very well informed and encouraged questions. She speaks excellent English and was exceptionally quick in responding to emails. She also was willing to give us additional sites to see while in Barcelone. Everyone in our small group gave Ona great compliments and would definitely use her in any other tour we might take in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jackie, its reciprocal, the place helps though !! I am happy as well, it was a nice visit! See you in the future, maybe!
Susan HathawayUnited States
Ona is one of a kind! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about the Sagrada Familia but we needed two extra tickets so she went an hour early and was able to get the two tickets. Thank you Ona! Sagrada Familia should not be missed if you are going to Barcelona and with Ona you could feel her love for the cathedral and her joy in sharing it with her guests. Don't miss the opportunity to see Sagrada Familia with the perfect guide - Ona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Susan, It was a pleasure yo try to make you happy, and we were lucky as well !!
Jonathan JacksonUnited States
We had a truly wonderful and informative experience with Ona! She really made the Sagrada Familia come alive for us, and even helped our daughter name her recently acquired stuffed animals. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So did I. Over the star of Mary's tower was Stella with her clever 5 years old, and her Loba and Muchi toys. Hope.to repeat when the scupture is in place ... About 2026 !
Mary Ellen BaumanUnited States
Ona is a wonderful tour guide and is extremely knowledgeable, interesting and made us laugh! Without this tour we would have missed so many details. She was also very helpful with recommendations in Barcelona. I highly recommend Ona!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRACIAS Mary Ellen! L,L&L is the most important for LLL (I am.the philosopher of this ;) ). (Translation Learn, Laugh an Light is the.most important for.a.Lovely.Long.Life ) I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST LLL !
Sean NaylorUnited States
I placed a last minute request for a solo private tour and ToursByLocals put in great effort to make it happen! Ona was spectacular! Aside from the instant bond we built, she took extra care to tailor the tour to my needs. She will add interesting personal touches that lead you to look at Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell in a different way. Having been to BCN 2 dozen times before, I wanted something different and deeper...Ona delivered! Thank you Ona!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: GRACIAS Sean. I enjoyed seing you enjoying! Beauty & colors make hearts beat with Joy, and Joy in the world is much needed; to lose joy was the opposite, nevertheless life goes on, and I am very glad my grain of sand contributed to it.
Steven AbtUnited States
Ona is terrific. She's funny, extremely knowledgeable, and very interesting. She also got us in immediately even though individual tickets were sold out for weeks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Steven & Sarah, I hope you have well riched Park Guell. I do agree that history and data can be interesting and fun, if they are inter-related with your interests! I look forward to see you for your 10th anniversary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michal & Jacob; what a honour to take you Montserrat. The wheelchair adapted car made everything fluent. I have learnt a lot with you, about your respect, love and care. Thank you
Bradley MuroUnited States
One of the few mediocre TBL tours we've had. We are a challenging bunch - 3 adults, 3 kids - so it could simply be the dynamics of our group didn't jive well with her style. We learned a lot about each thing we saw, and the itinerary was good and well though out. What was missing was the overview, context, background, history ... which puts in perspective Gaudi's creations. Our kids needed that and it was not provided. We have had many wonderful TBL experiences. This one was merely fine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you had learnt so much during your visit to Barcelona. Thank you for your feedback, I will use your comments to improve my tours in the future.
Linda RussWestport, CT, United States
My husband and I had a fantastic and unforgettable tour with charming Ona in Barcelona. She really knows her art history and added many historical and architectural facts and facets to the tour. She whisked us easily in and out of sights, skipping the lines, and teaching us so much about what we were seeing. We felt like we made a friend in Barcelona, one who took very good care of us, including showing us things like how to use the Metro. Ona is outstanding!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: LINDA, my dear... what a fantastic tour you let me give! You were receptive, smily and your eyes were shining. Seeing you enjoy is my best joy. How lucky I was to get you !!! Big hug to you both, and thank you for your nice words. Ona
Fred RothUnited States
Ona is a first rate guide. Very knowledgeable, wonderful personality and accommodating. She was a pleasure to be with and we will certainly look for her next time we are in Barcelona.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Me too, Fred ! 2026 or any time ;) How lucky you are to take your grandchild with you and that he us able to appreciate and enjoy! We were very lucky with the car as well !
Judy CormierUnited States
Ona was really fun and very knowledgeable - better than we could have ever wished for. She knew all about the history of Barcelona even though her sepeciality is Art and Architecture. She took us to the perfect restaurant for lunch after my husband pointed at a Catalan painting and said "That is where I want to go for lunch"! She was fantastic. Everyone should have such luck wit a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We shared luck, my pleasure as well to have strolled you around my city. Tonight is a top dinner place, 100% you will love it. Thanks for your example of charm, knowledge and smileS !! Ona
John GallagherProspect, KENTUCKY, United States
Very nice person. Fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! it was a challenge for me to keep you awaken just landed from Kentucky with jetlag . I hope you enjoyed my paella place.
Barbara HartUnited States
Ona was a wonderful guide and I would highly recommend her to anyone I know going to Barcelona. Thanks to her for a perfect 4 hour tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ¡ HOLA Barbara June ! Thank you ! I am happy that you enjoyed, 4 hours can stretch in a lot of nice info about Barcelona. Kind regards, Ona
Ona is a wonderful guide. We had a great tour of the Gaudí Casa Batlló. It was a pleasure to have her as our guide. Totally recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, its easy to make nice tours in Casa Batlló with so many genious details of Gaudí.. I am happy you enjoyed so much... a pleasure to have you as well !
Peter KitchakUnited States
Excellent tour by a very knowledgeable tour guide. We came away with a far better understanding of the architecture and engineering behind the project and Gaudis thinking that went into it. Bravo!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Peter. I have enjoyed you four as well, its been a honour to stroll you all around. Best wishes !
Richard DonohoeUnited States
Ona D. was delightful. Extremely knowledgable, passionate about the subject matter and keen to share. We very much enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard & Jennifer, Thank you, to see YOU enjoying is been a pleasure as well... Life is a mirror ! I hope you come back on 2026, to see the Sagrada Familia finished, and ask for me again, hahaha!. Ona
Juan Carlos O.United States
We had the pleasure of spending almost a full day with Ona, her love for Barcelona is really amazing and it shows in her touring. She was very well versed in many aspects of the City and Gaudi's work, which made our tour very special, she was able to connect with everyone in our family (travelers from 17 to 75 years old) and always provided pieces of information that enhance our knowledge and experience of our visit. You wont be disappointed when touring with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice reference. The pleasure of touring three generations of The Orozcos was mine; you have a fantastic family... I really hope that you come back in 2026 when Sagrada Familia is finished!