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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.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Foodies must not miss colorful Sta Caterina 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 Santa Caterina Market Walking Tour

Enjoy the market

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.

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Customer Reviews

elaine55jones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Eileen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great way to learn about old and new food of Barcelona. Our tour guide, Carlos, was very informative. You could tell he enjoyed showing others around his city. Would recommend this tour for foodies or just if you'd like some food history. :

Victoria O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was very informative and able to convey the history of the area as we walked. He showed us various parts of the city and the history of each are and food purveyors. It was interesting and fun.

Russ O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was lots of fun. He made sure we were able to try several different foods including chocolate, candy and several other small bites. We ended with a taste of Ham that was quite fun. It was easy to hear him as he provided headphones for each person. This made the tour much better than other tours because Barcelona is loud and crowded as well as fun. Sometimes, if the group is big, it is hard to hear but that wasn't a problem with this group because of the headphones. We went back to several of the places he recommended. It was one of the favorite tours for my teenage daughter.

Fiona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Foodies and history buffs unite for this fascinating morning tour. Yummy tastings combine with a knowledgeable and informative guide. And because ham deserves it we ended the morning at the ham museum with an Estrella beer or two on Las Ramblas. You can't do better than that right?

Fiona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Foodies and history buffs unite here on this informative and tasty tour. Lovely, well informed guide with delightful accent and because ham deserves it a ham museum -WITH BEER -concludes this fun morning on Las Ramblas. It doesn't get much better than that.

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was amazing!

montemathews

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.

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