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Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

4.9 / 5

91 reviews

Activity provider: BARCELONA COOKING

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

Activity provider: BARCELONA COOKING
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From US$ 94.42 per person

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Learn to cook Spanish tapas at a half-day cooking class in Barcelona. Select fresh and seasonal ingredients from La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas. Then, prepare your dishes with the help of a chef, before eating the results with wine pairings.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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  • Learn to make a classic Spanish meal or "tapas" style Catalan cuisine
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of La Boqueria Market
  • Savor the fruits of your labor with wine pairings
  • Prepare a 4 course meal for an authentic culinary experience
  • Get hands-on tips from professional chefs
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Enjoy an authentic culinary experience in Barcelona, and learn how to cook a classic Spanish meal, or Catalan dishes in a “tapas” style. Available as a morning or evening option, morning tours include a visit to La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas, one of the most thrilling markets in the city center. Join the chef on a behind-the-scenes tour to meet the vendors; some coming from generations of market traders. Learn about the locally grown produce, and select the ingredients for your cooking class. Once in the kitchen, prepare a 4 course menu of paella, soup, appetizer, and dessert. Every Wednesday morning the class is focused on Catalan flavors, with dishes prepared in "tapas" style. Get hands-on help from professionally trained bilingual Spanish chefs, and follow their tips whether you are an experienced cook or complete novice. Once your dishes are complete, sit down to savor your success, with pairings of Riojan (red) and Galician (white) wines.
  • Market tour (except evening cooking class)
  • Food
  • Unlimited premium Spanish wines
  • Water
  • Recipes
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Please note that there is no market tour on local and national holidays, and for evening classes
  • Menus can be adapted to accommodate any food restriction. Please advise in advance to plan accordingly
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4.9 /5

based on 91 reviews

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Juan is an awesome chef and teacher! My husband and I really enjoyed our day cooking and going to the market. The whole experience was one of our favorite things so far on our trip to Barcelona. I am a vegetarian and the vegetable paella we made was delish! Definitely don't miss out on this!

August 11, 2022

Incredible! Began with walking through Barcelona’s amazing market where our fantastic chef leader bought food for us to prepare! 10 of us in class and we were Juan’s “family” and we truly felt like a family at the end of our cooking! So much fun and absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!!! A highlight of our trip for sure!!!

June 14, 2022

Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and showed us some really unique items at the Bouqueria Mercado. He purchased some fresh veggies and then - off to cook some delicious paella and a few other dishes! I learned a few new cooking tricks, too. We left with a full belly, a smile on our faces and the recipes, too, so we can cook paella at home, too. This class was the highlight of our visit to Barcelona and I highly recommend!

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May 30, 2022

Product ID: 50434