Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

From $117.26 per person

Taste the market specialties of 2 of the best markets in town, selected by a professional chef. Learn to cook a paella in a hands-on experience, and enjoy the lunch you've cooked with a unlimited cava and wines.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Savour bites of fresh products at 2 local food markets: the famous Boqueria Market and the unique Santa Caterina Market
  • Be guided through typical food products and Catalan cuisine by a professional chef
  • Taste carefully selected local gourmet delicatessen
  • Learn to cook a wonderful paella, the masterpiece of Spanish cuisine
  • Enjoy a complete lunch with 5 different courses
  • Pair local wine with your lunch
  • Join a small group for a personalized experience
Full description
Start your day with a delightful taste of traditional gourmet bites. Let yourself go to the suggestions of a professional chef guiding you through the colourful Boqueria Market, one of the most famous markets worldwide, recognised for its incredible varieties of products and offers. Amaze yourself with new tastes of local gourmet delicacies and visit traditional groceries carefully selected by your chef, Alex Lopez. Continue your visit through the maze of Barcelona's old town to reach the Santa Caterina Market and enjoy the splendid curved rooftop of the market, recently reformed by the famous architects Miralles and Tagliabue. Savor authentic delicatessens at the market: a selection of appetizers that will surprise your taste. Then try a hands-on cooking workshop and learn how to cook a proper paella to surprise your friends with your cooking abilities. This is your unique chance to learn how to prepare a typical Spanish meal at the hands of a professional chef . Learn how to choose fresh ingredients and the way to cook them, select the correct rice and make magic with your own hands. You will prepare a complete menu of 3 different courses: Gazpacho and Bravas Potatoes as starters, Baked Onion Carpaccio with Xató Sauce and Sea Food Paella as main courses and finish with the typical Catalan dessert, the Catalan Cream. Enjoy a small group for a personalized experience and share memories of your journey while you taste the paella you cooked paired with a selection of wine.
  • 8 gourmet delicatessen tastings
  • 5-course lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (wines, cava, soft drinks and water)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up or transfer
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Carrer de Montjuïc del Bisbe, 3, 08002 Barcelona

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please inform of any dietary restrictions or allergies at the time of booking
  • There is a minimum of people required to operate the tour. In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund
  • Tour may be affected due to special circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 26 reviews

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A great, fun tour. Really friendly & informative guide. There were only 3 of us on the tour, so we were able to tailor it to anything we wanted to see or do. Then the food!! So much delicious food to try from the markets & also cook ourselves. Manu, the chef was also really friendly and explained everything well. We were all foodies, so understood lots about the processes, but he gave us tips & showed us new ingredients to try. A great day in Barcelona!

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November 22, 2019

Loved our guided tour through the markets with Valerio and our chef Nuria made the whole experience so enjoyable. They were generous with the food and drinks - providing us with a nice sampling of local tastes and giving us the opportunity to try out some Spanish cooking. Looking forward to trying out the recipes at home. A wonderful day with a very nice group of people.

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October 12, 2019

Vallerio was an excellent tour guide through the markets and Nuria is amazing! This was the highlight of our Barcelona stay. From the experience in the markets and the tastings to the final bite of the amazing dessert, you will not regret this experience! We had 5 people in our group!

July 18, 2019

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