The Catalane cuisine: Gourmet Tour with a private licensed guide
In this tour we will learn about Iberian ham, cheese, tapas, wines, world-renowned Spanish cooks. Catalan cuisine is more than 2000 years old. There are restaurants that already existed in the eighteenth century, and locals go to centennial stores that appear in famous international magazines. Let's find out more!
At La Boqueria food market, proclaimed "The best market in the world!" in the World market Congress in Washington - 2005, we will find the basic ingredients of our cuisine: meat offal, fish, Spanish saffron. . .
Outside of the market we will visit stores that have become famous for their specialization: the ones that sell only oil, or convent sweets, wines from the Penedés or La Rioja, coffee, chocolate stores, or famous roasting factories with more than 160 years of history.
While we discover these places, we will also be able to taste some of their products: cheese, Spanish ham, nougat candy. . . and to eat in a restaurant of tapas and pintxos for their delicacy and this peculiar way of eating
- Tapas: Pintxos restaurant taste
- Ham taste
- Cheese Taste
- Chocolate Taste
- Boqueria food market
- Food stores
- Other small tastes
Neither it's possible to book this tour on Sunday nor in August because the Boqueria market and other stores are closed.
On Monday the Boqueria market is not so magnificent because so many stops are closed. Besides the cheese store, where we will do the cheese taste, is closed (but it doesn't prevent us to do this tour in Monday).
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At Catalonia Square, which is the centre of Barcelona. In front of the Zurich cafeteria (very popular).
Duration: 4 hours
Tours are conducted rain or shine.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
I don't have any restriction.
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Our walking tour of the markets provided many visual experiences and tasting opportunities. Francesc took us inside places we might not have otherwise encountered. It was a good foundation for when we went back on our own and explored the following day. The tasting experiences were moderately priced and gave us an authentic experience of Barcelona and Spanish delicacies.