Tastes and Traditions of Barcelona Day Food Tour

More than many cities in Spain, Barcelona is a melting pot. Influenced over the years by cultures from within Spain and beyond, the dishes that we consider traditional today weren't always part of Barcelona's story. But without them the city wouldn't be the same. On this tour, we'll explore a mix of traditional businesses and the ones that are writing that story today, while we discover the real Barcelona through its food.

- Take an insider tour of a market that's always packed with locals (unlike the Boqueria!)
- Learn—by tasting!—how Barcelona's current traditional dishes came to be.
- See the local side of two essential Barcelona neighborhoods: el Born and Barceloneta.
- Try paella in one of Barcelona's most iconic spots, and learn to spot an authentic paella!
- Explore the bakeries, bodegas and food shops that are the heart of central Barcelona.

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3 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Small group tour (maximum 12 guests)
    • Food tastings (enough for breakfast & lunch)
    • Wine tastings
    • Expert local culinary guide
    • Our Devouring Barcelona guide, packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Xarcuteria Carlos
    • Entry/Admission - Antonio Cruz Hernández
    • Entry/Admission - Bar Joan
    • Entry/Admission - Dulces y turrones La Campana
    • Entry/Admission - Pastelería Hofmann
    • Entry/Admission - Can Ramonet
    • Entry/Admission - Bodega La Peninsular
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: El Born, La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    In between delicous food stops explore the Born neighborhood. One of Barcelona's most iconic, we know it's on your list to visit anyway—best to do it with an expert. Your guide will share our favorite neighborhood haunts and stories with you.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mercat Santa Caterina, Avinguda de Francesc Cambo 16, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    Start your morning at the Santa Caterina Market, a local favorite where the stalls have been family-run institutions for decades! You’ll weave in and out of locals doing their shopping as you learn about their daily customs and traditions.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Xarcuteria Carlos, Mercat Galvany, S N, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

    While in the market stop to sample a variety of local Spanish cheese.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Antonio Cruz Hernández, Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Then, of course, try some local cured meats—including jamón ibérico!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Placeta d'En Marcús, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Pass through one of the Born neighborhood's iconic historic squares.

    Stop At: Bar Joan, Carrer d'En Giralt el Pellicer, 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    We'll head to one of the market's most-loved bars. Open since the 1980s, this is where locals stop for breakfast and lunch while shopping—and that's exactly what we're here to do! You'll enjoy a glass of sparkling cava (the true Catalan way to start the day!) paired with next-level sandwiches featuring treats such as spinach tortilla and spicy Mallorcan sausage.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dulces y turrones La Campana, Carrer de la Princesa, 36, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Our next food stop is one of Barcelona’s oldest specialty shops—one of the last of its kind, in fact! Here you’ll taste a variety of the shop’s star products.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pastelería Hofmann, Carrer dels Flassaders, 44, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    We'll visit one of Barcelona's most loved bakeries to try their surprising speciality -- a delicious filled croissant!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: La Barceloneta, Barcelona Spain

    Explore Barcelona's famous fisherman's neighbourhood where your guide will highlight some of the neighborhood's most interesting corners.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, Placa Santa Maria 1, 08003 Barcelona Spain

    As you are exploring the Born neighbourhood stop see this Catalan Gothic church.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Plaça del Poeta Boscà, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Pass through one of Barceloneta's local squares.

    Stop At: Can Ramonet, Carrer de la Maquinista, 17, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    At our last stop, we'll finish strong with a traditional Spanish lunch! You’ll visit a tucked-away restaurant in the fishermen’s district that's been open since the 1950s. Here we'll enjoy some of the best homemade seafood paella in town, paired with fantastic local wine!

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Bodega La Peninsular, Carrer del Mar, 29, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    After a morning of exploring (and tasting your way through!) the Born neighborhood, it’s time to head towards the fishermen’s district of Barceloneta! At our first Barceloneta stop, it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif! We'll visit a local bodega for a glass of vermouth and Barcelona's favorite tapa: the bomba. Considered by locals to be the only tapa ever invented in Barcelona, we'll share its colorful story with you.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Santa Caterina Market, Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Non-eating children under 5 years old do not require a ticket
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Available for pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
    • Not recommended for vegans or vegetarians
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tours require a minimum of just two people to operate
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Our top priority is to keep our guests, guides and tour partners safe.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Devour Barcelona Food Tours

Activity ID: V-25359P3

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