Barcelona is my home. I was born and raised in Israel. My passion for art, culture, travel, food, wine, history, and all things beautiful about the world around us became my driving force to become a professional tour organizer. I have always been interested in history and art; I graduated with a degree in history at the Tel Aviv Open University, focusing on the history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age.
Vacations are exciting opportunities for me to meet new people and share the wonderful things people should know about special places and the glorious past of each destination. Travelling merges amazing opportunities to mingle with people from various cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. I really love it!
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
I moved to Barcelona in 2009 from my native country of Israel, where I earned a dual degree in History and Geography from Tel Aviv University. Before joining BarcelonaDreaming, I organized and led guided tours of the Barcelona Old Synagogue’s Museum. My abiding passion for stories of ewish life in modern and ancient Spain and my academic study of these time periods make me a deeply knowledgeable and emotive tour guide. I am open to any and all questions and adaptable to the needs and interests of my clients. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Born on the island of Eivissa, I studied History and Geography and Dance and Music in the Conservatory of Ibiza.
Coming from a Spanish Jewish family, I have made the history of Spanish Jews one of my lines of research, finding names of past relatives in the papers of the Inquisition. My passion for history and music has taken me to places like Turkey and Greece, looking for the beautiful songs that are part of the Sephardic legacy. I am fluent in English, Catalán and Spanish.
Being born in a kibbutz to a family who hosted international volunteers and valued their unique perspectives, this ingrained within me a love of people, culture and story from a formative age.
Since then I’ve moved to Barcelona and that initial interest has ignited into a greater passion. Sparks first appeared as my new Catalan friends told stories of their Sepharadic roots. This laid the foundation for my growing awareness of the importance of the medieval Jewish community to Barcelona. Historical study revealed a tapestry of tolerant periods followed by fanaticism and narrow-mindedness. I began to unravel the mystery of Jewish heritage interwoven throughout the cultural fermentation of Catalan history. Ancient architecture, hidden neighborhood histories and the personal stories of philosophers and rabbis – great thinkers, wise counselors, genius theologians – are all encased in the bedrock of this modern cosmopolitan city.