Let me begin in saying that I do not like tours. My travel preference is to conduct my own research and explore, I'm not a fan of packaged commercial experiences. THAT SAID, Barcelona Architecture Walks is one of the most fantastic city exploration experiences I've ever participated in. We had very limited time in Barcelona and knew we wanted to be efficient; we also wanted to understand history and context for the city's many landmarks. I googled Barcelona architecture and, thankfully, BAW happened to come up. We booked the private Gaudi walk for 4 guests. Joan was our guide and he was FABULOUS. Knowledgeable and passionate about his subject matter, and a true contributor to the Barcelona architecture scene and community. We had multiple educators in our group who peppered him with lots of questions and curiosities and he had enlightening perspective on all counts. His English is also fantastic (we had non-Spanish speakers in our group). I had some questions of BAW in general regarding our tour prior to taking it, and all advance communication was clear and professional as well. Long story short, this organization has a great purpose and is very well run. Our BAW was a highlight of the trip, it felt very authentic and like having a local professor take you around the city. Would highly recommend this experience to any visitor to Barcelona. No working architecture knowledge needed, just the curiosity to learn more about the history of Barcelona and the famous minds (Gaudi) that influenced it. Thank you, Joan, for such a wonderful tour!