Armed with a degree in Ceramics, Ann-Marie spent the next few years running her own workshop, teaching Art and travelling extensively. She feels it was the luck of the Irish to have arrived in Barcelona a few years back. Passionate about guiding, she loves giving tourists insight into this wonderful city. Together with Gorka, she is the co-founder of Runner Bean Tours.
Originally from the North of Spain, Gorka arrived back to Barcelona with the new century after travelling half way around the globe. Nature photographer, mountain trekker and city walker, he fell in love with this place more than two decades ago. To him, unveiling its secrets to visitors is more a pleasure than a job. Together with Ann-Marie, he is the co-founder of Runner Bean Tours.
Having been born in the island of Mallorca, very near Barcelona, it is no surprise that Miguel is in love with the Mediterranean culture. He specialised in tourism and, after travelling around Europe, he decided to come back to his roots. When you don’t find him snorkelling or spearfishing you will have the pleasure of him showing you Barcelona’s treasures.
Born and bred in Barcelona, Tati’s curiosity for all that is new and different makes her the perfect tour guide. After studying Fine Arts in the city, she spent a few years in Asia and the middle East before coming back to her hometown. Her enthusiasm for her city is contagious and she is always looking forward to sharing it with others.
Dani has been working as a tour guide in Barcelona for a few years and he just can’t have enough. Big soccer fan and supporter of the local football team, he now lives with his wife and daughter at the heart of the old town. His passion for the city he grew up in is contagious so, be warned, you are in for a treat with him.
Gemma is a homegrown Barcelonan with an incessant hunger for learning. Having taught teenagers for a few years, she turned her sights to tour guiding. She is very interactive and loves pointing out small hidden details of the streets and sharing the unique Catalan culture and habits with visitors. You will adore her bubbly personality and easygoing nature.
Lisa has been living in Barcelona and loving every minute of it for over a decade. Although trained in sociology, her career has moved since towards theatre, story telling and tour guiding, which she has been doing for years in Catalonia. Any questions about Gaudí, Modernisme, Montserrat and wine, Lisa is the person to ask. You will fall in love with her personality and charm as much as we did.
After spending some time in Europe working in the film industry, Anna came back to her home town with the intention of showing its wonders to visitors. She ended up not only doing this but also training the staff at Sagrada Familia. If you are lucky to have her as your guide in Barcelona you will definitely fall in love with her bubbly and friendly personality.
Originally from a coastal town North of Barcelona, Laura has been a passionate about history, arts and languages since she remembers. She specialises in the Jewish heritage of Spain and the medieval history of Catalonia. With an infectious passion for her country, you couldn’t ask for better company while in the city.
Sara is a native of Galicia, steeped in folklore, witch lore and traditions. No surprise she is a perfect guide to show you the darkest corners of the history 0f the city on our Dark Past Night Walking Tour. With her calm and engaging personality, she will entrance you with her stories. A professional musician and a true night owl, you might also catch her at one of her concerts.
Mari is a true local hailing from Barcelona. She has a deep interest in the Art and architecture of the city and is currently studying history of Art (something she has always longed to do). She absolutely loves her job of tour guiding and her very sweet personality immediately wins you over. You are in very capable and knowledgeable hands when on her tour.
During a 3 year trip around the world, Jarrod arrived to Barcelona and made a last minute decision not to get on the next plane. 10 years later, he is proud to call it home. He loves meeting travellers from all over the world and always looks forward to telling visitors about the best that Barcelona has to offer. You won’t be disappointed in his company.
Albert is a trained historian with a thirst for knowledge and a friendly approach. But more importantly, he has a passion for his beloved hometown. If you are looking for a fascinating introduction to the nooks and crannies of the Gothic Quarter or if what you prefer is to learn more about Gaudí and the Catalan Modernisme movement, Albert is your man.
Anna has been working as a tour guide in Barcelona for many years and she still can’t have enough of it. With a passion for art and history, her friendly and charming personality will captivate you since the minute you meet her. You can ask all about the city, its history, parks and restaurants and at the end of the tour you will feel you have a new friend in Barcelona.
After working for many years offering marine tours around the world, Shira decided to change the sea for the city. Born in Israel, you couldn’t get a more passionate and capable tour leader. The longer she spends in Barcelona, the more intrigued she is by its history, culture and vibe and can’t wait to share it with visitors.
Elisabet (or Eli as most of her friends call her) has been enjoying showing her city to visitors for a few years now and she never gets tired of it. She has worked and lived in all corners of the world, from Belgium to Tanzania, Turkey, Brasil or the US but she always ends up coming back. A never ending smile is just waiting for you in Barcelona.
Originally from the US, Katharyn has been living in Barcelona for many years and she is in love with it. Families with children keep on raving about her tours. She is a visual artist with a love of art, history, and culture, with an infectious smile and a gentle personality. She can’t wait to meet you.