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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Barcelona Gourmet Food and La Boqueria Market Walking Tour

Sample the many gastronomic delights of Barcelona during this 2-hour food-lover's walking tour with guide through the city's Old Town, including a stop at the city's famous La Boqueria market. Taste a mouth-watering array of foods such as Catalan-style tapas, local wine, chocolate, pastries and more in this historic city, stopping at a range of local retailers and markets for samples and enjoying the visual feast of goods laid out for sale. Along the way you're sure to experience a unique slice of Barcelona's one-of-a-kind culinary culture. 


  • Barcelona gourmet food walking tour
  • Guided walk around La Boqueria Market, Spain's most famous market
  • Sample local fruit in the market and visit wine, chocolate and pastry shops
  • Enjoy a free glass of wine and a Catalan tapa at a winery
  • Visit a historic coffee roaster
  • Professional guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Foodies must not miss colorful La Boqueria Market! It's a one-of-a-kind market and your local guide will show you the hidden gems on this tour that includes tasty samples of Spanish and Catalan cuisine.

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Gourmet Food and La Boqueria Market Walking Tour

Barcelona Gourmet Food and La Boqueria Market Walking Tour

Take a deep dive into the thriving food scene of Barcelona during this 2-hour walking excursion with tastings at some of the city's most famous markets and retailers. Whether you're looking for an introduction to the food culture of this Catalan capital, or hoping to take a deeper exploration of the city's top food markets and shops, you're sure to find something to like.

Start your Barcelona food walking excursion at 10:30am, leaving from central Barcelona near Plaça Sant Jaume. During your visit you'll head to the world-famous La Boqueria Market, which first opened its doors back in 1836. This sprawling indoor market offers a visual and culinary feast for food lovers, offering a huge range of food stalls, produce vendors, candy sellers, seafood stands, butchers and more. You'll also have the chance to see Mercat de Santa Caterina, a recently reopened market designed by Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue studio, which features a striking ceramic roof of 67 different colors.

Continue your tour at some of the many local retailers specializing in items like wine, chocolate and pastries, enjoying a sample or two along the way. Conclude your food exploration of Barcelona with an included Catalan tapa and beverage, leaving your tour group at the Santa Caterina market. For a full list of potential food stops, see the itinerary below.

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Some of the places you may visit during this Barcelona Walking Tour:
  • Granja Viader
  • Boqueria Market
  • Pastisseria Escribà
  • Petritxol street
  • Xocolateria Fargas
  • La Pineda
  • Oro Liquido
  • Caelum
  • La Colmena
  • Viniteques de la Ribera
  • Pastisseria Brunells
  • Santa Caterina Market

Customer Reviews

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our Guide Elizabeth was superb. She was fun, entertaining and showed a great love of her city and its food culture. I loved the small size of the group 6 which made it easy to hear everything she said. Altogether it was not only a wonderful and thorough tour, it was great fun too and for very little money.

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour with super knowledgeable tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed.

John B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed wandering the streets of Barcelona. . . looking at beautiful shops, the market, and sampling food along the way. Our guide was friendly, interesting, and taught us a lot about Catalan culture and cuisine.

Holly J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was fantastic. It was one of the highlights of our trip. We got to see a lot of the 'real' barcelona. Learnt a lot about the gastro history. It isn't a tasting tour but you get to buy from boutique shops.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This really takes you through the Gothic area and its the best for where to shop too. Food info is great and Carlos is fabulous. Only problem is finding place. They should tell you its down the stairs between the "info' pillars and\ or across from the bank address and tour is at only one time 9:30. So s

Sara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was an excellent tour that took us to special food related places in Barcelona that we would not have found easily ourselves. The guide was knowledgable and interesting and we wished we had been able to do the tour at the start of our holiday as it was a great way to get to know the different areas of the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Claudio was a delight and handled a fairly large group with firm charm. The market is unlike any in any other city we have visited. Unlike the rambling food stalls in Paris or London, this market is in many ways ART. Not only is the food spectacular but the reverence for the food shown by the presentation is so beautiful. The shops we visited on the way to and from the market were a wonderful history of the foods
unique to Barcelona (and Catalonia). Great tour!

Ronald W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Great tour! Informative, friendly guide who extended the time for us. The last stop at the tapa bar included beer, wine and snacks. Great.

Jennifer J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent tour for people who have never been to Barcelona before. The Market is incredible. This tour is 2-21/2 hours long and you have to walk the entire time. Our elderly mother got tired, but if you can easily walk, you'll love it. The tour guide was excellent too!

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