Barcelona, Spain

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Overview

Sample the gastronomic delights of Barcelona during this 2-hour food-lover's walking tour with a guide through the city's Old Town, including a stop at Sta Caterina 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
  • Sample local fruit at the market and visit wine, chocolate and pastry shops
  • Enjoy a glass of wine and a Catalan tapa at a winery
  • Visit a historic coffee roaster
  • Learn about the city from a professional guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You'll visit some off-the-beaten-path, locals' favorite, spots missed by most visitors.
Take a deep dive into the 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 in the morning, leaving from central Barcelona near Plaça Sant Jaume. During your visit you'll head to the Sta Caterina market, which it takes its name from Convent of Santa Caterina. During the post-Civil War period, Santa Caterina became the main food supplier to the towns on the outskirts of Barcelona. People from Sant Adrià, Santa Coloma and Mataró came on the tram to buy food in this market in times of shortage. Today, the market is still worth a visit: the modern exterior ushers us into a traditional market with food stalls and restaurants which serve outstanding-quality produce.

Continue your tour with visits to local retailers who specialize 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, beverage and jamon tasting at Jamon Experience at La Rambla.

Itinerary

Some of the places you may visit during this Barcelona Walking Tour:
  • La Colmena
  • Cafés el Magnifico
  • Casa Gispert
  • La Campana
  • Sta Caterina market
  • Granja Viader
  • Caelum
  • Oro Liquido
  • La Pineda
  • Xocolateria Fargas
  • Petritxol street
  • Pastisseria Escribà
  • Jamón Experience

Reviews

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d
, Apr 2018

Fabulous tour around the old town showcasing history, gourmet food and architecture. Really enjoyed it due to our guide, too. I wash the tour offered a bit more tasting: All in all very enjoyable!

B
, Feb 2018

At the price less than half the price of other food tours I'd been on it was very good. Perhaps more could have been focused on the history of food in the area but the guide did give an insight into the city's history as well. Not as much food tasting but that is to be expected at the price.

J
, Sep 2017

The tour was very informative, but not very filling sample wise we received a candy, small piece of marzipan, a small package of hazelnuts and at the end a drink wine, beer or water and some ham cheese for those who did not eat meat/pork. While the explanation of the cuisine and food culture had lots of facts and information, there were very few samples. This trip is sponsored by the city of Barcelona Tourist office and was meant to promote the city overall. They were accommodating to people on the tour that did not eat meat pork is a key part of the Spanish cuisine and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Unlike other food tours we have been on in other cities, this seemed less interactive with the guide as she led us from place to place. Overall a good tour for information, but if you want samples then this might be a second choice to take.

L
, Aug 2017

Have been on Viator food tours before and they have been great - this one was not.

N
, Jun 2017

Have done several similar tours in other cities booked through Viator and they were exceptional, while this was not. It's advertised as a gourmet food walk which takes in the Santa Caterina market. The few food stops were far too short and incidental, the market involved a few minutes' talk about seafood at the entrance before moving away! Compared with the gourmet food walk and Campo de Fiori walk in Rome where we watched artisans making things, then tasted them at sit down tastings, this walk involved a taste of roasted nuts, chocolate but worst was the final stop for a glass of cava and some horrible tiny chunks of some sort of jamon. By then our guide had left and we had no information about jamon, its production, the origin of the bits we were given in a totally sophisticated jamon specialist shop with tasting centre. Totally disappointing! Needs serious re- formatting if it is to lay claim to being a walk introducing participants to gourmet food and the market. It missed the mark totally

A
, May 2017

Our tour guide was great - friendly, knowledgeable, and incredibly patient with our children. The tastings could've been better (similar tours in Venice included much more substantial tastings). Also, the meeting point is NOT at building #2, but rather at the tourist info building on the plaza.

J
, May 2017

This was a great tour that included a walking tour of Barcelona that the average tourist would not see unless guided. The Market was amazing with samples being provided by some of the businesses within the market. I would recommend this tour because it shows a side of Barcelona you would not normally see.

j
, Jan 2017

The title mentions gourmet food and Santa Caterina Market and walking but none featured highly on this dash around Barcelona. The guide knew her stuff about the history of the place, but the gourmet food was a pretty ghastly sweet, a handful of roasted almonds, a couple of thin pieces of chocolate, and finishing with some unidentified cubes of ham from the Ham museum where we were abandoned and the waiters couldn't be bothered to explain what type of ham we had been given. It was also cut into cubes not thinly sliced as I have seen in most places. The guide was rushing so fast she lost us when I paused to take a photo - and it was only because we knew the group would soon be at the Santa Caterina Market soon, and found it ourselves, that we were able to rejoin the group. The market visit was a visit to the old excavated ruins in a room at the rear and then a 2 minute dash from the back to the front of the market with no pausing to look at or taste any food. It was rushed and exhausting. Not at all what I expected having recently done a similar tour in Malaga which was really enjoyable and better paced with proper food tastings. Disappointing in the extreme.

e
, Sep 2016

This tour was fantastic. Our guide Marta was so knowledgeable not only about food but The history of Barccelona too. She was very patient and friendly. I would definitely book another tour through Viator it was of a high standard, well organised and value for money. A fabulous way to get to know a city.

s
, Aug 2016

Tout guide was new got lost two times, the complimentary snacks are sad. To bad this was
Not what we expected.


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