Barcelona is a foodie mecca, and there is no better way to learn the ins and outs of its typically Spanish cuisine than through expertly guided behind-the-scenes visit to its famed food markets. Embark on a tasting trail through Santa Caterina and Boquería markets with a renowned chef and gastronomic consultant, local to the region. Taste your way through incredible Spanish cuisine with the guidance of your inside source, finding all the best, hidden stands and enjoy delicious tapas.
- Insider’s look at two of the most popular Barcelona food markets
- Expert guidance with a local chef
- Sample great specialties such as a jamón ibérico
- Totally private tour for you and your party
Your guide and chef will meet you at your hotel and guide you to the Santa Caterina market in the Barrio de la Ribera. Learn about the most typical Spanish ingredients, and some you might not have expected, through a behind-the-scenes tour by your local luxury chef and expert gastronomic consultant: he knows all the best shops and stands.
Embark on a fully-gourmet market experience, trails blazing, tasting your way through fresh fare from coast to coast. Let your eyes and nose guide you as you amble between succulent fresh fruits and vegetables to the freshly caught fish stands where you can find Norwegian cod unparalleled even in its home country. An introduction to olive oil will is included.
After the visit to Santa Caterina, you will walk to the Gothic Quarter, stopping only for some enjoyable tapas and a glass of delicious, local wine on the way. Tapas and a glass of wine can be enjoyed at any time of day, but it is not always easy to find the best locales: your guide can help.
Amble from Santa Caterina to the Gothic Quarter, where world-famous Boquería market is. Taste your way through Spanish cuisine at the different stands and skip the confusion of trying to navigate it yourself. To us, this experience isn’t complete without picking up wild mushrooms - depending on the season-, ripened cheeses, and even some unusual goodies that will surprise and delight you.
A tasting of jamón ibérico is included.
Get a true feel for how true foodies in Barcelona shop for their revelries, led by a master in the field.
End of tour. This is a great stopping point to continue further explorations on your own with suggestions from your guide.
Duration: 3 hours | From 11 to 2 pm or from 3 to 6 pm (Available from Tuesday to Saturday)
Please advice of any allergy or food intolerance.
Prices are available upon request.
- Tour of two markets – Santa Caterina and Boquería
- Market guidance with expert bilingual chef-guide
- Tastings in different places
- Jamón ibérico tasting
- Food and drink at traditional bars when possible
- Personal purchases