Who am I?
My name is Asier Garmendia and if there is anything that defines me it is my curiosity and my desire to understand things on every level; especially in the cultural sphere. I was born and raised in Granada with a mixture of Basque and Andalusian roots, and perhaps this mixture has helped me develop an open, sociable personality.
Experience and Training
I am an Art Historian from the University of Granada and the Catholic University of Louvain (KULEUVEN), specializing in the dissemination and interpretation of heritage, especially focused on Hispano-Muslim Art and more specifically on the Alhambra. I am fluent in English and Italian with two official certificates from the University of Cambridge and Dante Alighieri respectively. I am an Official Guide of the Junta de Andalucía, endorsed by the quality seal of the Professional Association of Art Historians, with six years of experience working as a freelancer for various agencies in Granada.
What you will find:
Get to know Granada on a deeper level: Would you like to see Granada through a different lens? Explore and understand the the Heritage and History of Granada in a fun, visual and engaging way? From the first day I started working as a guide I realized that my job is not to guide, but rather to help you interpret what you see and what you cannot see as well. The focus shouldn’t be on a list of names and dates, but a more holistic understanding of each place as a whole; its past, present and possible future. After our visits you will see Granada in a different way, with special eyes, which give you a different perspective.