Discover Authentic Barcelona  

with Maja - Your Personal Guide

Visiting a bustling city like Barcelona, finding unique and nice spots can be almost impossible. Among the crowds of places and online reviews, searching for that special vibe, genuine charm, and authentic style can take time, often leading to disappointment. That’s why having a local connection makes all the difference — someone who understands and resonates with your taste. I’m excited to show you the stylish side of Barcelona and guide you to the hidden gems.

My Services

BarcelonaPrivate Walk

Discover the city’s best-kept secrets and hidden gems with my private walking tour through Barcelona, where you will experience a local charm and authentic vibe, which most people never get to see.

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Join me on a private walking tour of Barcelona’s uptown neighbourhoods to discover the city’s local charm and authentic vibe away from any of the hordes of tourists. As a local with firsthand knowledge of the areas, I’ll take you to hidden gems that you wouldn’t find on your own. Along the way, we’ll chat about Barcelona, and I’ll share my favourite places to eat, drink, shop, and relax. This tour is perfect for travel enthusiasts, newcomers to the city, and anyone looking to expand their perspective of Barcelona beyond the tourist areas. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll discover new spots to add to your bucket list and experience the ’Bon Vivant lifestyle’ that makes this part of the city so special.

BarcelonaBon-Vivant Guide

Let an experienced bon-vivant guide you through the city in the form of your personal digital booklet with unique spots and places you can visit on your own and be sure you get quality insider experiences tailored to you.

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Get a personalised guide to Barcelona’s best local spots, curated by a passionate local with a keen eye for quality and style. With beautiful photos and location links, this guide is packed with recommendations, which makes it easy to start planning your next trip to Barcelona – and you can access it on your phone while you are on the go. Say goodbye to endless Googling and scrolling and hello to a handpicked selection of hidden gems, local classics, and unique pearls. You choose how many days you want the guide to cover and which types of spots to include in your guide, whether it’s boutique hotels, coffee bars, (vegan?) brunch spots, picturesque squares, tapas restaurants, or off-the-beaten-path shopping. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller looking to mix up your itinerary or a first-time visitor looking for something special, this guide is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Barcelona. Plus, it makes a great gift for anyone planning a weekend getaway, family vacation, or company tour.
BarcelonaItinerary & Hostess

Enjoy a personalised itinerary and attentive hostess to make your Barcelona trip truly unforgettable, taking care of every little detail so you don’t have to worry and can relax and just enjoy the flow on the go.

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Fully relax and enjoy your trip to Barcelona, while I take care of your travel planning. Whether you need help with a single day, several days, or separate experiences, I can customise a travel plan to fit your specific needs. If you really want to optimise your experience, I can be your personal hostess in Barcelona as well, providing local insider knowledge and Spanish-speaking in-person support throughout your trip. You can reach out to me remotely for tips and recommendations on everything from lunch spots to nearby points of interest. This service is perfect for individuals, families, or groups looking to make their time in Barcelona easy and enjoyable without the hard work and worry.

Maja created an itinerary that ensured that every aspect of my journey was memorable, from private tours, beaches, sites and visits to exquisite wineries, dinner reservations at highly acclaimed restaurants and found the perfect hotel for my family.

Maritsa, Florida

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Loved spending the day with Maja! It was great to get off the beaten path and visit the lovely neighborhood of Sarrià to see how the locals live. We loved visiting the local parks, restaurants and shops. Our family of 5 really appreciated this relaxing experience after visiting all of the hectic must sees in Barcelona! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Maya and recommend her on your next visit to Barcelona!

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Anila
Southlake
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Maja was knowledgeable, gracious and fun to be with. My husband & I didn’t know what it would be like to spend time touring with someone we’d never met, but it became a non-issue very quickly. She understood the type of non-touristic experiences we wanted to have… and delivered!

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Elaine
Georgia
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Maja’s local expertise and genuine passion for her work made our trip to Barcelona unique. I wholeheartedly recommend Maja’s guidance. She will undoubtedly make your trip truly extraordinary. Thank you, Maja, for being an exceptional guide and making our trip to Spain one that we will cherish forever.

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Maritsa
Florida
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One of the most beneficial things I did in Barcelona was booking a private walking tour with Maja. It was so much more than I could have hoped for. The walk gave me knowledge about the area, the culture, the people who live there and what they are like – from a different perspective that I would have gotten alone or from a tourist guide.

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Laurence
Utah
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With Maja we discovered many excellent restaurants, bars and shops and taught us some basics of the lifestyle and habits in Barcelona. Maja shared her world and personal experience with us, which made our perspective so much richer.

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Claudia
Peru
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As a solo traveller, I really appreciated experiencing the city with a local connoisseur by my side. It was a gorgeous experience, nothing like what I had tried before. I had nothing to prepare for it and didn’t have to spend days on searching for nice places before my trip, and during my stay I did so much more in the few days I had in Barcelona – because everything was planned by lovely Maja.

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Carolyn
Côte d’Azur
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I went on a walk with Maja to a beautiful neighborhood in a part of town I had never heard about. Here I discovered small hidden gems where the locals hang out, cosy cafes, bars and restaurants. An amazing excursion that opened my eyes for new places and made me appreciate the beauty that can be found everywhere in Barcelona.

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Emilie
Denmark
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I have lived in Barcelona for 30 years, but with a busy life, I can’t keep up with the wealth of incredible places to eat that this city has to offer, so for this Maja is my personal reference. She has an endless list of charming places, including healthy and exquisite food. I love Maja’s “sixth sense” of Bon Vivant and great sensitivity for design.

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Iolanda
Barcelona
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I’m Maja, a local with a passion for Barcelona’s unique lifestyle and vibe. As someone who loves exploring the city’s diverse gastronomic scene and hidden gems, I’ve spent over six years meticulously curating a list of the very best places to visit, eat, and stay. Whether you’re looking for chic and stylish spots or authentic experiences off the beaten path, I’m ready to share my insider knowledge with selective travellers like you who appreciate quality and are seeking a memorable experience that stands out from the rest.

When I am travelling, I highly value myself to get personal recommendations from locals or friends who have lived where I go. In particular, people I feel I resonate with, who I trust have preferences of taste and style similar to mine.”

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I am a Danish resident living in Barcelona for six years. From my first day in the city, I started exploring the streets, discovering hidden gems and collecting a bucket list of great places to visit, eat, and stay. I soon realised that I had a unique perspective and insider knowledge of Barcelona, something that many tourists could find valuable.

This led me to create Maja’s Gusto Barcelona. With my passion for design and lifestyle, I curate a unique and personalised experience beyond typical tourist attractions. I share my love and extensive knowledge of the city, local neighbourhoods, restaurants, and bars to guide you to the city’s hidden gems, where you will get an authentic perspective of the Barcelona vibe.

The people who come to me are travellers who want a unique, boutique-style experience. With Maja’s Gusto Barcelona, you can rest assured that you will have a unique experience around the city, which most people will never find or experience alone.

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Leave it to me and Make your Barcelona Vacation Convenient 

Personalised Travel Planning

Experience the difference with an independent, caring guide who prioritises your preferences instead of partnerships. Let me craft tailored experiences based on your interests and tastes.

Authentic Spirit & Quality

Immerse yourself in Barcelona’s true essence and enjoy my  handpicked experiences that capture the city’s authentic, classy spirit. Let me guide you to only the very best local spots.

Maximise Your Time & Minimize Worries

Make the most of your time in Barcelona with my tried-and-tested recommendations. I’ll handle all the logistics and bookings, ensuring you a stress-free trip so you can focus on enjoying the city!

Do you want the
very best of Barcelona?

Suppose you’re someone who appreciates bespoke experiences that are refined, sophisticated, authentic, and tailored to your unique preferences and desires. In that case, I’m here to curate a personalised itinerary just for you.

As a dedicated curator of boutique-style experiences in Barcelona, I love crafting the perfect travel plan for each and every one of my clients – whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple, a family, a group of friends, or a company, let’s talk!

Elevate Your
Barcelona Experience

Discover a new, personalised perspective on Barcelona, going beyond the famous attractions to experience the city’s authentic local neighbourhoods and numerous hidden gems.

Make the most of your time here by having a curated bucket list of premium spots where the locals love to go. Enjoy the convenience of knowing that the quality and vibe of each experience is handpicked by a bon vivant like you to perfectly match your preferences and style.

“This trip organised by Maja was such a rich experience. Districts that one would not find alone, a bit like a New York East Village feeling. The whole experience had this vibe of casual chicness.”

Maritsa, Florida

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What Makes Maja’s Gusto
Barcelona Experiences so Special?


You’ll benefit from a passionate individual by your side whose focus is creating something extraordinary uniquely for you. With attention to detail and genuine care for your satisfaction, I am dedicated to making your Barcelona journey (truly) one of a kind.

The unique value of your collaboration with me is that you have a human being designing your trip for you to make your dream come true. And throughout your trip, I stay by your side to ensure you a seamless, optimised and trouble-free experience. You can reach out to me for recommendations, problem-solving, or just someone to show you around. I’ll be there for every step of your journey.

Experience Barcelona with My Local Expertise

Why choose Maja’s Gusto?

Curated Local Knowledge &
a Tailor-Made Itinerary
As a lifestyle expert and local hostess, I’ve lived in Barcelona for over a decade, discovering the best spots and hidden gems only locals know about. I work closely with you to create an itinerary reflecting your interests and passions, combining them with my local knowledge and gusto for style and quality, ensuring a unique and memorable experience.
Personalised
Concierge Service
I’m with you every step of the way, offering support, advice, and insider tips throughout your time in Barcelona. My hostess/concierge service is available as part of the itinerary, ensuring you have the support you need while enjoying the city.
On-site Benefits &
Exclusive Access
Collaborating with me as a local gives you an advantage: better hotel prices, preferred tables in restaurants, and improved views and surroundings. I often secure better offers by speaking directly with people, and I visit in person to ensure it’s recommendable and that you receive the best possible option.

FAQs

Do you work with both first-time and seasoned travellers?

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, I can create a tailor-made itinerary that is unique and individual to you. If it’s your first time in Barcelona, we can mix your trip with both on- and off-the-beaten-track experiences. If you have been here before, we can focus more on the unique spots.

Can you arrange the whole trip from start to finish?
Yes, your travel experiences are carefully curated from the moment you land. For me, it’s not just about the destinations – it’s about the journey just as much. I’ll work with you to craft an itinerary that reflects your personal interests and passions.
How long does my trip need to be?
You will benefit from my services whether you are planning to stay for one day or two months. It’s all about getting the best out of your precious time.
Should I choose a visual Bon Vivant guide or an itinerary?
The Bon Vivant guide is ideal if you have time to plan and organise your trip. It gives you recommendations for places with photos and location links. The itinerary is a meticulously daily plan packed with daily activities in an hourly schedule, photos, and location links. This is your ideal solution if you want to lean back and don’t worry about the research, planning, booking etc.
How do I use my itinerary and Bon Vivant guide?
You receive both your tailored itinerary and the Bon Vivant guide as a digital flipbook with links to all the places and locations on your schedule. You can open it on your mobile so you can easily access your itinerary and navigate your daily travel plan while you’re out and about in Barcelona.

Tip: You can also download it as a pdf.

What does Maja’s Gusto mean?
Well, MAJA is my name, and Gusto means taste in Spanish. So, you could say that Maja’s Gusto means “Maja’s Taste” or “Maja’s Flavor”.

Maja’s Barcelona – a world apart from the Barcelona I knew from previous trips! 

Carolyn, Côte d’Azur

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