Are you an adventurous foodie ready to discover the flavors of Barcelona? Do you want an authentic local food experience with visits to original markets and centenary stores? Flavors of Barcelona immerses you in catalan cuisine by exploring local food markets such as Boqueria and Santa Caterina, visiting authentic centenary shops, learning about specific ingredients and culinary traditions, and tasting delicious samples, all accompanied by a local private tour guide.
Markets are as old as the city. It is known that since the old Roman times when the colony of Barcino was founded we have had open door markets where the inhabitants bought their products. In the Middle Ages markets could be found on main squares and at the entrance of the villages. Nowadays it is still possible to discocer streets and squares whose names have been carefully preserved. Boqueria market, for instance, dates back to 1217 when vendors were selling meat on Las Ramblas. However, most of the modern markets as you can see them today have their origins in changes in the urbanism of the city such as the enlargement or the confiscation of religious properties in 1835.
This unique tour explores two amazing markets with an incredible background: La Boqueria and Santa Caterina. The tour also visits a great number of specialized businesses, some of them centenary ones that are still working. You will understand the power of fresh local products as well the meaning of the markets in the society. There is the option of completing this tour with a culinary experience at a local cooking school.
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
It runs everyday except for Sundays and local holidays since the markets are closed. If you are touring on a Sunday please ckeck the Sites & Bites tour which runs everyday.
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 stores 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.