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“A must do if you want to get the real Barcelona”

Leave it to Barcelona
Ranked #44 of 522 Spas & Wellness in Barcelona
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Having known Colleen for several years and her great insight to fashion, food and great style. She is the perfect guide to all the thing we all want to experience in Barcelona.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

My wife and I visited Barcelona and toured with Colleen before she formally launched Leave It To Barcelona brand. As our private tour guide, she guided us to sites in Barcelona a tourist MUST see, (Sagrada Familia, Ramblas, Boqueria market, Tibidabo, Gaudi's park Guell etc). But more importantly, she took us to the small cafés and shops ,alleyways and sites a self guided tour might easily overlook. Her rapport with local merchants added a warmth and humor to our trip. ( my wife and I speak very little Spanish, so it was quite nice to have a fluent guide)

We also took several day trips outside Barcelona which were arranged and guided by Colleen. They were excellent day trips to Mont Serrat and small coastal towns on the Mediterranean .
Our trips value was greatly enhanced by Colleen's insider knowledge.

She also arranged a private yoga session for us at our residence, which was a pleasant way to work out one morning before hiking!

We were traveling with our teen age daughter , and Colleen got along fabulously with her too! She provided shopping tips , aiming us toward unique shops and bakeries.
Her new venture seems to be a more formal expression of the experience we had with her as a "private guide".
If you want to experience a city "like a local", contact Colleen at Leave It to Barcelona.
Her little dog is super cute too!

3  Thank mkristo2
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Colleen curates a fabulous trip.. She takes you to restaurants, local markets, cafes, and local finds you wouldn't find in a guidebook. From fun, unique fashion finds to the fabulous hidden paella restaurant, she knows her stuff. I loved the formerly homeless city tour guides she found -- informative and doing-good at the same time. And she is one of the friendliest, dearest guides around.. Love.

2  Thank Kari049
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

"Leave it to Barcelona" is a hot newcomer onto the worldwide market of privately guided destination vacations. Colleen, a long time American resident of Barcelona, knows the inside of this magnificent city, which goes well beyond the guidebooks. She guides her clients to the restaurants and shops which are known only to the locals, providing everyone with special service and attention from the proprietors of these establishments. Want a pair of unique fashionable rope sandals at 11 euro/pair? Colleen can take you to the store that sells them. Her vast knowledge and resources allows her the flexibility to provide access to niche boutiques to high end fashion stores and everything in between, as well as all of the famous attractions that are must-sees. Colleen's greatest asset, however, is her endearing personality. She will accommodate her clients desires whenever possible, in a gracious, friendly manner. What a find!

2  Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 9 March 2015
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