Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Christian Heide

In January 2023 we are celebrating the fifth birthday of The Barcelona Feeling. We are delighted that during these past years we have truly become the Barcelona experts. 

It all started with the idea to show travellers lesser known areas in the old town of Barcelona away from the crowds. We were and often still are surprised about that guests tend to stay in the same areas and streets of the Gothic Quarter whilst there is so much more to see. When family and friends visited we were naturally the tour guides for them. With the enthusiasm that we could spread among them we felt that it was time to turn our passion into profession. Thus, in 2018 we founded The Barcelona Feeling focussing on off-the-beaten-path experiences.

Over time we expanded our offerings. We created our architectural tour about Gaudí and Catalan Modernism and after having met Angelika from Mosaiccos we added a unique twist to the experience: create your own Gaudí mosaic as a souvenir to take home.

Having met Ramon Giro I Giro, owner of a family run cava maker, the idea came up to collaborate. The idea of our “Intimate Champagne and Chocolate Experience” was born. Discover Cava, how it is produced and do an extensive tasting! You will notice that it is as good as French Champagne. On the same day we will visit a chocolate maker with a 180 years tradition.

Our latest addition was our Food and History Tour that perfectly combines a culinary aspect with the discovery of the most beautiful back alleys of the historic center of Barcelona. While strolling through the old town we make three food stops at distinct restaurants so that our guests get an introduction into the broad range of Spanish tapas.

In 2023 we are planning to launch our first Sitges experience – another trip out of town to discover the beautiful story of that sea side town.

After 5 years in business we feel that we have become true Barcelona experts – and we are still broadening our horizons. There is so much more to learn about history, local traditions and architecture. We love to discover more iconic Barcelona buildings and stay up-to-date with local developments.

The Barcelona Feeling – Our strengths

  • We constantly deliver high quality experiences. This is reflected in the hundreds of top reviews that we have received.
  • We are a small organisation and this way we bring in our lifeblood, passion and enthusiasm.
  • Our groups are either very small or we offer private tours. This way we can guarantee a high level of intimacy. For us it is important that there is also time for personal conversations. We love to learn about the life stories of our guests. Our mission is fulfilled when our guests got the feeling that they discovered Barcelona with a friend who happened to know a lot about the city! 
  • As non-native Barcelonians that have lived here for more than 11 years we are able to have a unique view point of the city, its history and cultural developments.
  • Being passionate for history, architecture and culture we have a strong drive to learn more.

The Barcelona Feeling – Top Reviews

In the course of the past five years we have received hundreds of 5 star reviews. Here is what travellers have to say about our experiences:

Wonderful and unique tour! We learned a lot about cava and chocolate, but the best part of the day was hanging out with Christian. It felt like spending the day with a friend. He made sure everything went smoothly and arranged a unique experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend this experience!

Susan, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States in January 2023 about our Cava & Chocolate Tour

This was a highlight of our Barcelona adventure. Christian’s storytelling is fantastic. The walking is geared to the group. The small group made it more like hanging out with friends vs following an umbrella type tour. The stories and sights made it so even my teen was not bored. So many great memories. A “must do” for your Barcelona stay.

Kelly Boone from New York, United States, in January 2023 about our Explore hidden streets tour

My husband and I really enjoyed the evening with Christian! Far more than just a food tour, we got an introduction to several neighborhoods in Barcelona and lots of interesting history. And the food was great! This experience is a great value and we highly recommend.

Anne Foreman, Durham, North Carolina, USA, September 2022 about our Food Tour
The Barcelona Feeling was ranked #25 in January 2023.