Barcelona Happiness Tour

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Aidan

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

This walking tour is an exploration of HAPPINESS and the field of Positive Psychology. Visiting some of Barcelona’s most inspiring locations, we’ll discuss 5 essential ingredients to living a happier life: Finding Meaning; Mindfulness; Gratitude; Family/Friends; Community. This unique tour is the first of its kind in Barcelona and is targeted at anybody interested in psychology, mental wellbeing, personal growth, spirituality, meditation.

The interactive tour is a relaxing walk across the historical heart of the city, moving from green park, palm trees and beautiful plazas to the windy medieval streets of the Old Town and the center of Roman Barcelona. We’ll stop at major landmarks including the Ciutadella park, golden Cascades Fountain, Passeig del Born (one of the city’s oldest medieval streets), King’s Square, City Hall and the towering Barcelona Cathedral in all its gothic glory. At each stop we’ll discuss a major theme relating to the science of Happiness. We will consider some strange psychological experiments and do some experiments of our own. Along the way we sample some Barcelona candy, and we’ll do a 10 minute meditation in the park.

The tour will be life-affirming, positive and uplifting. Guests will leave with some simple but important truths about happiness reaffirmed. Let’s undertake this journey together and fall in love with life again. Smiles guaranteed :)
This walking tour is an exploration of HAPPINESS and the field of Positive Psychology. Visiting some of Barcelona’s most inspiring locations, we’ll discuss 5 essential ingredients to living a happier life: Finding Meaning; Mindfulness; Gratitude; Family/Friends; Community. This unique tour is the first of its kind in Barcelona and is targeted at anybody interested in psychology, mental wellbeing, personal growth, spirituality, meditation…

Meet your Host, Aidan

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I originally majored in History at Trinity College Dublin. After living in South East Asia, I returned to university to study psychology, specifically the science of happiness. My undergraduate psychology thesis was on "savouring": how to make the most of each moment. I continued with a Masters in Applied Psychology. I've been interested in the Positive Psychology movement almost 10 years, and in recent years have adopted a daily meditation practice, as well as spending time on silent retreat. Working as a tour guide has allowed me to combine my passions of history, psychology/ group dynamics, travel, as well as meeting people from around the world and learning from new cultures. I've been working as a tour guide in Barcelona almost 5 years, doing a wide range of tours: Old Town, Graffiti tour, Architecture Tour, Bicycle Tour, Beer Tour.
I originally majored in History at Trinity College Dublin. After living in South East Asia, I returned to university to study psychology, specifically the science of happiness. My undergraduate psychology thesis was on "savouring": how to make the most of each moment. I continued with a Masters in Applied Psychology. I've been interested in the Positive Psychology movement almost 10 years, and in recent years have adopted a daily meditation practice, as well as spending time on silent retreat. W…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Arc de Triomf
Barcelona
The walking tour is outdoors. We start at the monumental Arc de Triomf. Then the green oasis of the Ciutadella park and the golden Cascades Fountain. We'll journey to the heart of medieval Barcelona along Passeig del Born, between ancient stone palaces and churches. We enter the Gothic Quarter to visit Plaza del Rei, home to medieval royalty, then the grandiose City Hall. We walk under the beautiful Bishop's Bridge, and finish at La Catedral.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

  • Jonathan
    December 2021
    Awesome tour which bridges Barcelona history and happiness studies in such way that is amazing. Aidan is a great tour guide and genuinely funny !
  • Aisha
    December 2021
    From meet up to closing, this experience blew my mind and exceeded all expectations. It was so refreshing to participate in such a great fusion experience that ties positive psychology to history and the pursuit of happiness. Aidan was well knowledgeable and passionate. Met some awesome strangers that made it fun. Totally worth it and I can't wait do it again soon.
  • Dorian
    December 2021
    Not your average walking tour. If you are interested in self improvement/mindfulness/human psychology this tour let’s you discover Barcelona’s sights from a whole new perspective while staying super fun! I would highly highly recommend to go on this tour! :)
  • Katherine
    December 2021
    Awesome experience! I learned a lot more about happiness, and studies pertaining to what happiness is on this tour. Aidan was super insightful. Great way to spend time exploring the city, as well as learn some things I didn't know. Would definitely recommend!
  • Jamieson
    December 2021
    Highly recommendable tour. Aidan is masterful in creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere, providing valuable nuggets of wisdom and provoking introspection all the while with the backdrop of beautiful Barcelona.
  • Steve
    December 2021
    Aidan did a fantastic job running this walking tour and facilitating meaningful discussion about happiness in our modern lives. He sprinkled in lots of facts about Barcelona, and the history in the study of human happiness, which was very interesting to learn about. It was a great way to see the city, but to also have a little bit of self-reflection time during my travels to Barcelona. Overall, cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Aidan was a lovely tour guide, very friendly, and you could tell he genuinely cared about each of us on the tour. When I'm back in Barcelona, I may just do this tour again because it was a nice way to spend a few hours :)

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