About Us

Castlexperience offers day trips to Montserrat Monastery and beautiful wineries in the wine country surrounding Barcelona. Our daily tours depart throughout the year from the very Barcelona center. We bring our guests closer to Spanish and Catalan wine culture and gastronomy through an array of experiences. Our English-speaking local guides lead our guests in small groups of up to 18 people. 

Although, more than just that, Castlexperience is the group of people it composes of. And we are a very hard-working, committed and enthusiast group of people. But, on top of it, we are cheerful, vibrant and passionate. This is our personality and so that is of our tours! Our vocation is to reach the perfect blend between history and wine tradition, between so much culture and so much fun! Let us pass our enthusiasm on to you. Meet our team!

Our Local Guides

 

Pol Salomó

Pol was born in 1989 and since he was really young he was interested in the culture of the land he was living in. He used to pair summertime with good company and delicious food while enjoying the gorgeous views of Montserrat from his family countryside 'masia'. He graduated in History and specialized in that of Barcelona, his hometown. Little by little, he found out that his will to discover new worlds would push him to travel around, something that would mark his life forevermore. Now, he's decided to do a stop in his way around the world to share his passion for Catalonia.

Toni Sogorb

Toni was born in Alicante, a very sunny city on the Mediterranean coast. Living in one of the most touristic regions of Spain, he has always had a profound interest in meeting new people from all around the world to get to know everything about the places they come from and their ways of living. This enthusiasm for delving into the foreign also led him to get to appreciate the heritage and background of the Mediterranean civilizations, developing a deep love for all the cultures that have shaped his homeland. Arts have been his passion since he was a kid, so he decided to move to Granada to get his degree in Fine Arts. Since then, he has been working as an illustrator and tattoo artist. Eventually, his thirst for culture took him to Barcelona, a vivid city full of history and where he could fully enjoy his passion for cultural exchange and, of course, in the best possible way, by having nice conversations over a glass of wine, working as a tour guide with people from all around the world! Toni is a well-versed guy in arts, music and films, but he’s also one to talk to about any topic for hours, so do not hesitate and ask him about anything.

Merak Villa

Merak grew up in Mexico. He graduated in International Relations and he worked for the federal government for a while, but the suit, tie and bureaucracy did not convince him as a lifestyle so he tried his luck working as an adventure guide in the Cancun jungle. After 10 years among crocodiles, snakes, spider monkeys, margaritas and coconuts,  he decided to give a twist to his life and he moved to Barcelona, ​​where he has found a good balance between wine and tacos.

Pep Massons

Pep belongs to the “Olympic generation” (1992); he was born just before the games began in his native Barcelona. He studied Law in Barcelona, but his adventurous spirit brought him to study in Germany and in Lapland (Finland). Pep is in love with the history of Barcelona, and his main passion is to share the particular culture of his land with everybody.

Mariana López

With Catalan and Venezuelan roots, raised in the land of sparkling wine "cava", Mariana was born in an environment full of cultural diversity and inherited from her family the talent to express herself artistically. Looking for new opportunities, she will move away from Penedés to the beautiful city of Barcelona, in order to deepen into her two greatest passions: sociology and music. For her, being a guide is another way to express herself artistically. So, whether on our tours or up on the stage, her outgoing personality, her positive energy and her social knowledge will make your glass of wine have a perfect harmony. 

Jon Bilbao

Jon was born in a very urban city close to Barcelona. Since he was a young and cheerful kid, he always felt the lack of nature and wilderness around him and loved imagining his future full of it. Castlexperience has been a perfect finding for him since it combines this nature he always desired with his favorite drink, wine of all kinds and places.  He has a great passion for meeting and conversating with people from all over the world which started with the many trips he’s done with his family since a very early age, for him the world has always been as one big mix of personalities and cultures, all of them worth exploring! Having been to countries like Iceland, Norway, Japan, Egypt, Tunisia and all over the USA among many others, has given him a point of view very different from that of his childhood friends but at the same time, the more he travelled the more he realized how beautiful Spain and Catalonia are. His kindness and warm energy will make you want to listen to whatever he has to say!

Anays Alexander

Anays is a wonderful person, was born in New York City from Panamanian mother and a catalan father . She moved to Spain with her mom when she was 8 and has been living here in Barcelona ever since and doesn't plan on leaving, she considers herself a Panamanian-American-Catalana. And she's passionate and very proud about her heritage  She's full of energy, light and enthusiasm. Everywhere she goes she's the life of the party. A big fan of the arts(any discipline), also an artist herself: her hobbies include abstract painting and making music. She's like Pandora's box, in a good way of course; her career started in Law School and Social work; but being the people person that she is, she needed something that would connect her with people closely. So she worked as an English teacher to pre-K children. Luckily for us she found herself in the wine culture. And has been obsessed with everything about wine ever since, and if everything goes according to her plan she should be an expert in wine in no time. She can suggest the best wine for you just by the music you listen to. She's definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Nerea Romero

Born and raised in Barcelona, Nerea has been allured by reading and swimming since she was a kid. Practicing artistic swimming for thirteen years has taught her hard work, discipline, and what it means to be a team. And she has always wanted to be a teacher. She finds being able to share her knowledge with other people fascinating and she's open to learn anything others can teach her. She majored in Catalan and English and, after teaching for many years, she decided she needed a change. Castlexperience granted her the perfect opportunity to keep sharing her knowledge, this time about her country. Sweet and bubbly, she'll provide an out of this world experience.

Nuria Fraile

Nuria was born in 1990 in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat- the second largest city in Catalonia by population. She's always been fond of the visual arts, literature and cinema. Consequently, she graduated in Media Studies yet after some years of travelling and having the chance of meeting individuals from all walks of life, she realised it was working with people and being able to share and exchange cultural and historical insights about Barcelona what she was passionate about.    After finishing a Master's degree in Arts and Cultural Management, specialising in Heritage Education, she made the decision to quit teaching and become a tour guide. Knowledgeable and funny, she likes to think of herself as a storyteller with the added value of having the ability to recommend the perfect wine for you.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Joan Ramón Juncàs

Has a Master's Degree in Business and Administration. After a profitable period of time in the UK working for serval companies and gathering experience and knowledge he came back to Barcelona, his native city, to start up a new business: an appartments building managed with bookings per days and weeks. Getting the experience and the know-how of the complicated Barcelona's tourism market. Now this quest is accomplished and the building is almost self-managed, he is looking forward to put himself into a new challenging adventure in the business world.

Pedro Ávila

Lawyer and entrepreneur. After many years dedicated to law in one of the most important law offices in Spain, he decided to turn around his working life. Together with his friend Joan Ramón they founded Castlexperience, an ambitious project aiming to become the first oenotourism company in Barcelona. Currently, having almost reached their target, he passionately co-directs the project – which he combines with law. He loves cinema, travelling, food, wine, and life in general. He defines himself as a “traveller on leave”. Together with his wife, he is dedicated to his most personal and exciting project – enjoying raising their three children. He tries to put into practice a motto learned from Gone with the wind. His father instilled it in him, and only now as a grown-up he values and understands it: “Don’t waste your time, for time is the essence of life”.

Víctor

Since the very beginning Victor has found a place in the team, always proving his versatility, dedication and ability to create a good, relaxed and informal working environment. Victor is a cheerful person with a positive spirit who likes to talk about current affairs, history and about any topic in general, making friends and especially ensuring that the people who are around feel welcome and comfortable. With extensive experience in the tourism and commercial sectors, Victor has worked in different countries like Morocco and UK, although undoubtedly in Barcelona is where he found the perfect city to live. We are sure that with Victor you will enjoy a fantastic and unforgettable tour.

Beatriz Mirambell

Free-thinker, Mediterranean, passionate and fascinating. Barcelona is her favourite city and tourism, the funiest sector where she can develop. She likes numbers and she likes wine; She likes her colleagues and she even likes her bosses! Raised in a nun's school, she spends her life between accounting entries, balances and stocks. She has not been able to find anything that makes her happier than working at Rusc de Turisme, where the days feel like minutes. Castlexperience is her perfect match! She thinks this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa From the Caribbean, he was born in Venezuela where he studied and worked as a Journalist until the year 2012. Since he was a little boy he had the opportunity to visit different American and European cities which made him curious about cultures and society. When he was 27 he decided to move to Barcelona, in this amazing city he studied Broadcasting and after that he felt in love with tourism. Miguel is a jazz, blues and funk lover but he loves good music in general. He defines his love for wine with a UB40 song: “Red Red wine, stay close to me.”

Aurora Castro

Born in Tenerife and raised in Gijón, ever by the sea, Aurora grabbed her backpack at the age of 18 and started living the adventurous life she’d always dreamed of. Since then, this restless traveller hasn’t stopped moving. After 4 years living in the UK, where she completed a degree in Tourism, an employment opportunity brought her to Barcelona, a city she instantly fell in love with. She settled here, of course, still by the sea. After 3 years working in a boring office space, she found Castle, the perfect place where all her passions met: sharing a walk and a laugh with people from different cultural backgrounds, learning something new with them every day and, most importantly, food and wine.

Carolina Castellano

She was born on a sunny summer day in 1993. She was raised among pillars of golden sand and drops of the Atlantic Ocean, right in the Canary Islands. Her mother professed her a great passion for the English language and, therefore, Carol not only ended up studying Translation and Interpreting, but she also spent her high-school and university years bringing foreign friends home. That is when she started being an amateur tour guide around her lovely island. Also, along these years, she developed a deep connection with nature and sport that she still conserves. This help her to keep her restless character under control :P When she went to Germany due to an exchange and there she found out that it was time to explore the world a bit. After loads of adventures, she has decided to settle in Barcelona for a while. Or perhaps not only for while! She is having fun in this gorgeous city, climbing up Catalan mountains (such as Montserrat) and being a tour guide in Castlexperience where she is meeting new people every single day.

WORK WITH US

If you are willing to work in a new and dynamic company and you feel that your experience can bring something extra to our company don’t hesitate and send us your resume to this email address: info@castlexperience.com

We are currently looking for a tour guide to join our team. We are looking for enthusiastic people with extensive knowledge and passion about the city of Barcelona. A native level of both English and Spanish is required. If this sounds appealing to you, send us your CV through InfoJobs or to our e-mail address.

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