If you embark on a Barcelona food tour get ready to discover Spain’s authentic cuisine through its quintessential finger food, tapas.
A food tour in Barcelona starts off by Las Ramblas at the fantastic Boqueria market, one of Barcelona’s most recognized sites and foodie paradise. The Boqueria Market was born as a travelling market, placed on the Ramblas of Barcelona. The pedestrian lane grew in importance, and with it, the market increasingly attracted a large number of inhabitants and passers-by. A walk through the lanes of the market will familiarize you with all kinds of delicacies inherently Catalonian.
From Iberico ham and other cured meats, fresh olives and olive oil to various preparations of fresh seafood and an ocean of tropical and Mediterranean fruits will make sure that you are left satiated after a Barcelona culinary tour.
The streets of Barcelona are full of small tapas shops and wine bars. These small bar snacks are extremely delicious with delights like traditional tortilla, cured sausages of Catalonia, award-winning Manchego cheese, artisan Catalan goat cheese, gourmet chocolate-covered nuts, Marcona almonds roasted in-house, homemade olive skewers with Mediterranean anchovies, freshly-fried salt cod fritters and seafood fideua, widely available for you to devour in the multiple number of tapas bars in Santa Caterina market. And if just gorging on these isn’t satisfying your appetite, you can learn to make your own Mediterranean tapas! This is possible with our Tapas Workshop Experience. We offer you the chance to experiment with gastronomy and become a chef for the day, learning from a master chef and designing and creating your own original snacks.
Next on a culinary tour in Barcelona you will be greeted by the sparkling wine produced in this region of Catalunya -cava. There are many Cava shops offering an incredible number of wines for you to taste, which can be a confusing affair for you. So, we have come up with a solution for your Cava woes.
Wine Paths suggests a cava tour which gives you a clear idea of the combination of modernity and tradition in two wineries that belong to the same family, and it allows you to explore the mysterious underground galleries where cava and wines are born not far from Barcelona. These two estates are land with history, cultural hubs, that are the result of dreams, effort, knowledge, experience and hard work. They are reference points in the geographical region of the Penedès, sites of interest for tourism and wine tourism.
No Barcelona food tour can be completed without tasting some traditional Paella. Given its location right at the coast, plenty of seafood Paella can be found all around the city. Pick one of the restaurants next to the ocean and you can enjoy this delicious Spanish delicacy with a stunning view.
From extravagant helicopter tours and vineyard visits on bicycles to food and wine pairing lessons and cellar tastings, the Catalunya wine region will take you on an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. Contact our local travel expert to have a remarkable wine holiday and Barcelona culinary tour tailor-made for you!
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