Reviews of our Museum Tour in Barcelona
We used Marta (on the recommendation of a friend) for touring with 2 other friends (also sophisticated travelers) for touring 2 art museums -- Jean Miro and Picasso. Marta was excellent! She knew the museums and the works. In each case she took us around the museums in a way that was not intuitive from their set up to give us an historical perspective of the artist and how his style developed over time. she was able to shift quickly when certain rooms had been changed from her last visit and some works deleted or others added. We could not recommend her more highly!
Our last in Barcelona we toured the MNAC. We toured the Romanesque (which I really enjoyed) and Modern wings of the museum, and our guide was very knowledgeable on both periods.
All I wanted to see was art and culture. Marta and Miriam’s extensive passion and joy for their beautiful city rubbed off on me from the first moment we met. They opened my eyes to the wonder of Gaudi, Miro, Picasso and Goya. As an art teacher I thought I new lots about these artists, but Marta and Miriam gave me ‘goosebumps’ with the visiton they shared of these brilliant artists.
My principal interests were art and architecture. Our guide, Javier, was both charming and extremely knowledgeable. He walked us through the progression of Miró’s work, the Romanesque frescoes at the MNAC, the Gaudi structures and the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, where he pointed out elements of the architecture that presage elements in the Palau de la Musica. His enthusiasm was infectious!