Spain now awaits your discovery from the comfort of your home! You can connect with the locals of Barcelona with hereBarcelona for finding the best that Barcelona has to offer...all from the comfort of your favorite armchair!
hereBarcelona is an online marketplace for tourists, expats and locals visiting or living in Barcelona. You can find a large variety of services including tours, classes, professional services, social dining, rental services, discount vouchers, events, language services, delivery services, beauty treatments and housework services.
The online marketplace combines the features of online classified websites like Craiglist, where you can freely post ads, with the features of online social networking portals like Meetup, where people can create profiles, write reviews and build trust. Users can both find and offer services after registering and creating their unique profile.
hereBarcelona includes social connections with all main social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and youTube.
Signup is FREE!
You can easily create profiles using hereBarcelona, and it is Free! Profiles include details such as user reviews and shared social connections to build a reputation and trust among users of the marketplace. You can upload your pictures and write descriptions. Immediately after creating a profile, you are able to book any of the services available on the platform.
Creating a listing
Creating listings is free and every user can create any number listings. When creating a listing, the user can write a description of the service with pictures and videos, style of the service (for example adventurous or romantic)determine the price per person or the total price, the hours and days when the service is available and the place where the service will be offered.
Users can also create free services, where there is not exchange of money or accept to exchange service for service, instead of money.
5 Star Service!
New listings are not published until a user of hereBarcelona has tried and reviewed the service. hereBarcelona guarantees that only services that have received a 5 star review from one of the users will be published. Services not getting a 5 stars review are rejected.
Users can browse the website looking for services. When they have identified a suitable service, they can make a reservation. For paid services, at the time of reservation users will be asked to pay 10% of the total value approximated to the next euro (example: if a service costs €28, 10% would be €2.8 and the next euro will be €3). The will pay the remaining amount (€19 in the example) directly to the service provider. After a reservation has been made, provider and customer can coordinate meeting times and contact information.
Reviews are a key feature of hereBarcelona. After the reservation is complete, users have two weeks to leave a review. Reviews help build validity and references both for the guests and the users.
In May 2013, Spain recorded its best-ever tourism figures, with Barcelona and Catalonia as the leading tourist destination in Spain. Despite this explosion in tourism, the unemployment rate in Barcelona is over double the European Union average, reaching 27%.hereBarcelona's mission is to help by creating thousands of micro entrepreneurs who can advertise their skills and availability free of charge.
hereBarcelona aims to empower people to develop their entrepreneurial skills, promote integration and help people with disadvantages, while offering unique opportunities for tourists and locals to experience Barcelona at its full potential.
hereBarcelona is a division fully owned by Progress Alpha limited, a UK based company.
Users can find and offer services in the following categories:
1 Tours (walking tours, bike tours…)
2 Classes (language, cooking, dance…)
3 Meet locals (I offer my time, volunteer work, going out…)
4 Events (cinema, concerts, theatre…)
5 Dining (at home, in restaurants, special venues…)
6 Sports/Adrenaline (bungee jumping, helicopter, kayak…)
7 Beauty Treatments (massage, acupuncture, haircut, SPA, …)
8 Discounts (hotels, restaurants, tickets, ….)
9 Language service (translations, interpreters, …)
10 Housework service (Cleaning, plumbing, gardening, …)
11 Professional Services (Doctors, layers, photography, events planning,…)
12 Rental services (cars, vans, special vehicles, …)
13 Delivery Service (food, shopping, special deliveries, …)
14 Other services
Private tour, group tour, walking tour, bicycle tour, museums tour, sightseeing tour, by night tour, boat
tour, shopping tour, wine tour, tapas tour, art tour, nature tour, history tour, day trip tour
Cooking class, Language class, Photography class, Music class, Meditation and Yoga class,
Alternative Therapies class, Tennis or Padding class, Swimming class, Sports class, Sailing class,
Wine/cava tasting class, Theatre class, Photo or video editing class, Dance or flamenco or performing
arts class, Painting or drawing or sculpture class, Spanish culture
I offer my time, Meet locals going out, Exchange languages, Volunteer work, Meet locals going to
clubs restaurants parties, Car sharing, trips out of Barcelona
Live music, concerts, theatre, cinema, flamenco
Dining at customer’s place, Dining at chef’s place, Dining in restaurants and pubs, Special events
Trekking, Hiking and Outdoor, Tennis, Padding, Volley, Horse riding, Jogging, Biking, Roller Blading,
Sailing, Helicopter, Bungee jumping
SPA, Massage, Alternative Therapies treatment, Reiki treatment, Acupuncture treatment, Make up,
Hairstyle, Manicure and Pedicure
restaurants discounts, shops discounts, hotels discounts, events discounts
Translations, Interpreters, Language support service
Home or Office Cleaning, Home or Office renovation or painting, Electricians, Builders, Solicitors,
Plumbing and Gas fitting, Relocation and Move, Gardening
Doctors and dentists, Support for elders and people with special needs, Coaching and Personal
Growth, Psychological support, Photography services, Video making services, Audio and Music
services, Weddings birthdays hens bachelorette special events planning, Babysitting, Pets care
bicycle rental, cars rental, vans rental, scooters or electric vehicles or others vehicles rental, venues
rental, storage space
Flowers delivery, Shopping and Food delivery, Sending and Delivering special objects