Pop Quiz! What do these 5 people all have in common?
Not sure, no problem, I’ll give you some hints…
#1 They are all accredited Hidden City Tour Guides. #2 They are all educating people like you and I about the many hidden gems within the beautiful city of Barcelona. #3 They are all very handsome gentlemen.
However, what you may not have realized is that, Jose, Ramon, Fernando, Juan Carlos, and Frank were all at one time or another homeless… Hard to believe, right?
Hidden City Tours is a local, innovative startup here in Barcelona that is making great strides to create jobs and give back to the local community. Led by Founder Lisa Grace, Hidden City Tours focuses on giving opportunity to those who have seen hard times and are looking for a second chance to get back up on their feet. They have created a simple algorithm to utilize Barcelona’s overwhelmingly strong tourism market to employ local residents of the city and provide a unique, quality service to their customers.
Hidden City Tours mission is simple, “We’re a social enterprise, not a charity… so basically the more success we have the more jobs we can create. It really is that simple. The essence of the tour is small groups. So as soon as we start getting big, we’ll simply split the group in two and employ another homeless guide on his or her way to a better life”.
The current unemployment rate in Spain is currently at a staggering 25.8%. Founder Lisa Grace of Hidden City Tours is utilizing her startup to help decrease those figures. She is a leader within the social entrepreneurial world, going above and beyond to make a positive impact in her local community of Barcelona.
So if you are looking to explore the true Barcelona make sure to book your tour here. They currently offer tours in English, French, Spanish, and German. Their groups are typically small and personal so reservations are necessary – maximum 15 people per group. (minimum number of 8 people required for tour to run) Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org directly with details of the number of people and the date of the tour you wish to book.
Bookings must be made 48 hours before the start of the tour. For last minute bookings call +34 655585156.