If you are visiting Barcelona and prefer to support the local economy, you are on the right page. These are some of the homegrown Barcelonan businesses we recommend. Not only do they offer a fantastic product but they are also good friends of ours. You can be sure you are in good hands with them.
From tapas focused walks to cooking classes, from segway tours to bikes rental, from photography experiences to specialised guided visits, anything that we don’t do, we can probably recommend some quality family run business.
Please help suport local companies and please help keeping Barcelona a wonderful place 🙂
SPANISH CIVIL WAR TOURS
Hands down, the best possible walking tour if you are a history buff interested in modern Spain. Nick and Catherine take you back to the time of the Spanish Civil War the revolution in Barcelona and the war’s aftermath. We never get tired of praising this highly recommended experience.
You can contact Nick at Spanish Civil War Tours Barcelona.
E-BIKE RENTAL & TOURS
Michela and Alessandro run this small shop in the heart of the Gothic Quarter offering bikes for rent as well as e-bike guided tours. There are many franchises in the city but this is the first, the original and the best electric bike shop that you can find in Barcelona. Lovely couple too.
You can contact Michela and Alessandro at E-Bike Rent Barcelona.
If you are looking for a Segway Tour in Barcelona, Edgar is your man. A great way to experience the waterfront, parks or Montjüic with a wonderful local guide. Edgar takes care of everything, from bookings to leading the tours himself. First segway in Spain and still the best.
You can contact Edgar at Barcelona Segway Glides.
We have tried it ourselves and we can assure you that the food that comes out of their Kitchen is delicious. Cándido takes care of the cooking and teaching while Emma takes care of the administration and marketing. A perfect double team for a perfect cooking class.
You can contact Cándido and Emma at Barcelona Cooking.
TAPAS & WINE TOURS
Introducing Jo and Joe (the Jo’s!). Jo is not only our neighbour but also a food connoisseur and an excellent guide. Joe knows every single corner in the city where they serve a meal, from food trucks to traditional eateries to top class restaurants. Together they are the Barcelona Taste.
You can contact Jo and Joe at The Barcelona Taste.
We don’t know if you will equal the stunning photographs that Laurie creates but between him and his team your photography skills will take a big step forward in the setting of Barcelona. If you are into photography and beautiful images, don’t miss Laurie’s guidance.
You can contact Laurie at Barcelona Photography Tours.
NATURE & WILDLIFE TOURS
Want a change from the big city? Take a walk around Montjüic, the green lung of Barcelona. Monica is a biologist and Nick Lloyd’s partner from the Spanish Civil War Tours. She organises and guides this fantastic tour focusing on the usually hidden nature and wildife of the city.
You can contact Monica at Barcelona Wildlife.