Tona

Meet Tona

Passionate about architecture, art, literature and languages (she’s also a translator)

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Tona introduces herself

My family calls me Tona (a nickname for Marta). I  was born in Lleida, one of the oldest towns in Catalonia, but I moved to Barcelona in order to study Translation and Interpretation at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. And I never left the city…

My passion has always been traveling, so I worked as a guide in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. Some time later, I passed the exams to become official guide in Barcelona. I am passionate about my city, specially the Old Town, where I live, and I like showing the city off the beaten track, without losing my smile. I love architecture, art and food.

However, I have never forgot my passion for literature and languages. My latest translated book is a theatre play from Greek into Catalan!

My dream: to buy a little house in one of the Greek islands!

What we love about her

Knowledgeable in many areas, you’ll enjoy her relaxed way of touring: with her, you won’t feel like a tourist at all!

She’s fun, great at explaining the local highlights, but she’ll be delighted to take you off the beaten path if you wish

WITH US SINCE 2013

Languages

She speaks fluent English and French, and she also speaks good Russian and Greek (but she doesn’t give tours in these two last languages).

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Qualifications

  • Licensed guide
  • Translation degree
  • Member of the AGUICAT tour guide association

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What customers say

This is why everyone raves about Tona:

Joel M

We did not feel like we were tourists visiting the city with a guide paid to takes us through.

Klcb731 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Tona was the private tourguide for my family of 4 in June 2017. She was so fabulous that I ask for her again when I returned to Barcelona in October with my mother. She is engaging — a wealth of knowledge AND the intuition in delivering it brilliantly to diverse audiences from teenage boys to my 83 year old mom.