If you are planning to visit Barcelona and want to enjoy a unique experience, pay a visit to the Withlocals website.
Withlocals is a platform that was created in the Netherlands in 2003 in order to connect tourists and locals. Through the Withlocals platform, local residents can offer tourists a variety of experiences and services, as well as a more personal touristic experience.
Withlocals experiences are divided into three categories: Eat Withlocals, Tours Withlocals, and Activities Withlocals.
The platform is very easy to use. The process starts with creating a Withlocals account. After you have your personal account, use the search tool to discover the activities that are offered in the country and city that you are visiting – in this case, Barcelona. Book your Withlocals experience and finally, enjoy!
Don’t know where to start? Here are some of the most interesting experiences currently offered by Withlocals Barcelona:
Soundbox BCN: Relax Listening Sessions is an activity organized by a PhD musicologist, who takes you on listening sessions through a jackbox, a device that turns media players into listening centers, without interfering with the soundscape.
Boqueria Market tour and cooking class is a four-hour activity in which visitors can discover the history of this emblematic market and explore all its nooks and crannies. The tour is followed by a Mediterranean cooking session with ingredients bought in the market, and finally, lunch.
Delicious Basque-Asian Fusion in Penthouse is a dinner prepared by a Basque cook, who combines traditional Basque cooking with flavors he discovered during his travels.
Paella & Sagrada Família is a dinner party offered by a mother and daughter at a home with a magnificent view of Gaudí’s most famous monument.
Payment and Safety
Payment is processed directly through the Withlocals website, using Paypal or credit card. You can cancel your booking up to 14 days before the booked experience takes place. You will be refunded 80% of the price you initially paid for the experience since there is a 20% cancellation fee.
Withlocals provides safe experiences, verifying hosts information as soon as they are submitted. The service also works with ambassadors that visit the location and meet the hosts to approve the experience.
Becoming a host
If you would like to become a Withlocals host, register online and create your very own Barcelona experience.