Sites and bites
Devour the city like a local
Barcelona is a vibrant city with incredible charming sites to explore and an endless choice of food and wine such as tapas, pinchos, platillos, desserts and a great selection of local cavas, reds, rosés and whites. Discover Barcelona’s main sites as you taste its food and wines. Have fun, eat and drink while you explore the old town (Gothic and Born quarters) and learn the city’s best kept food secrets and anecdotes as you enjoy a truly local experience. Sites and bites is the perfect tour to devour the city.
The tour explores the old town of Barcelona focusing on the Gothic Quarter and el Born so that you get feel for the history of the city and walk by its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Sana Eulàlia, the Roman walls, Sant Felip Neri, Plaça del Pi, Plaça de Sant Jaume, Plaça del Rei, Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Caterina market as well as you taste and enjoy amazing old tapas bars where you will taste the best food and drinks.
It is said that the origin of tapas dates back to the old taverns where Andalusian sherry drinkers used to cover their glasses between sips with thin slices of bread or meat.This was practical to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry. The meat used to cover the sherry was normally ham or chorizo, which are both very salty and activate thirst. A variety of snacks to serve with sherry was created thus increasing their alcohol sales until the tapas became as important as the sherry. Another story explains that the Castilian King Alfonso X El Sabio recovered from his illness by drinking wine with small dishes between meals and thus he asked all taverns to serve food with the wine.
Nowadays the tapas have evolved to a completely new concept of refined cuisine. Different regions in Spain offer a great number of tapas that keep changing and improving day after day with endless possibilities. You will try different tapas form various regions in the country.
Sites visited in 3 hours:
walking tour through the Gothic Quarter
- Plaça de Sant Jaume
- Petritxol St
- Plaça del Rei
- Santa Caterina market (except Sundays, holidays and in the evenings)
- Santa Maria del Mar
- Plaça del Pi
- Montcada St
Food and wine tasted in 3 hours:
- samples of Catalan sausages and cheese
- pinchos or montaditos
- glass of sparkling wine or cava
- nougat or Catalan torrons
- the tour can be completely customized to your needs and choices (allergies, tastes)
Of course! This is an opportunity to experience new flavors. You will be surprised by the number of different foods your family tries and loves.
Please inform us of dietary restrictions ahead of time so we can tailor the tour to work for you.
Yes, although local business and food markets are closed on Sundays and holidays, which impacts Sites & Bites tour.
The tours take place rain or shine. The weather in Barcelona is very pleasant and sunny most of the time, never extremely hot or cold. However, we do get occasional rain, mostly March to May and October to November. Check the weather forecast before the tour and be prepared to enjoy your time in Barcelona, rain or shine.
Yes, most of time is all on flat terrain with ramps to access the sites. Let us know so we only use restaurants that are 100% accessible.
Yes but please let us know to plan it according to your needs. We might have to limit the length of the walking tour.