• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 40.02 View price calendar

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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you'll begin this 2.5- to 3-hour cooking class with a guided trip though St. Josep La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you’ll finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.


  • 3-hour paella and tapas cooking class in Barcelona
  • Visit St. Josep La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
  • Make your own Spanish tapas
  • Enjoy sangria throughout the night
  • Vegetarian meal option available

What You Can Expect

Meet the chef at a central location that’s just off of Las Ramblas, then start with the fresh basics of Spanish cuisine, collecting fresh seafood from the local vendors and producers at La Boqueria, one of Barcelona’s most famous markets.

From the market, continue to a cooking school in El Born district, where you’ll find an open kitchen, bar, and restaurant-style seating. Pour your first glass of sangria for the evening, then start preparing a range of tapas, or pintxos, classic Spanish small plates that are perfect paired with wine.

With a chef cooking alongside you, start preparing the traditional paella, then as the rice dish simmers on a low flame, you can learn to mix your own sangria at a short drinks-making workshop. When the paella is done, sit down to the meal you’ve prepared, savoring the rich flavor of the rice and seafood (a non-seafood meal option will be served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).

And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you’ll be invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free chupito, or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.

Customer Reviews

Scott S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very fun experience for all. We walked away with some valuable cooking tips my favorite was chopping the perfect onion, and 6 new Facebook friends from all around the World. If you are looking for a great Social experience, with free flowing Sangria and lots of laughs, you should book this experience. Tremendous value for the money!

Xenia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

If you're looking for an interactive food experience in Barcelona, make sure you book the paella making class with the Travel Bar! This is such an amazing hands on experience, where you get to immerse yourself in the Spanish culture. For only 40 euros you get so much, and not to mention all of the different people you will meet along the way!

Dawn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

If you are looking for a true cooking class where each person spends hours preparing the meal, this may not be for you. But we truly enjoyed it with our three teenage kids. It was just enough.... we went to the local market and met with several fishmongers to select various seafood for the paella and then selected spices/veggies to be used. We went back and enjoyed tapas and sangria and then as a class participated/watched the preparation of traditional paella. It was hands on as a group with each person doing one part of the preparation or just observing others.... The chef was informative, funny and very interested in us having a great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It was so fun making sangria and paella!!!!

Deborah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Phenomenal class Chef AMAZING great interaction w group So proud of our finished results paella and sangria

william b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fun evening starting with picking out the seafood at the Boqueria and then walking to a private catering/dining area where everyone participated in the making of paella and sangria.Hands on with different groups preparing the fish, vegetables and rice.
plenty of food and drink, a fun night.

Jatharsan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Loved the experience!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Cooking class was great! We were the last class of the evening, so we had about 5 hours for the class. It was a fun experience and definitely made our trip to Spain!

Maxim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Wow, what an amazing experience for my wife and me. Mara is an excellent teacher and chef for the paella. I love the very engaging atmosphere Mara created. All of us 18 participants were into it and enjoyed what we have prepared, a sumptuous seafood paella with lots of sangria we also prepared.

I highly recommend this so you will have a knowledge of how to create an artist paella which is genuinely Spanish or in this case Catalan.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth the money! Includes market tour at La Boqueria, tapas and sangria, instruction on how to prepare seafood for some delicious paella. Chef was very informative! 3 Hours and involves a fair amount of walking as you meet in one location, then travel to the market, then finally to the kitchen. Met some new friends in the tour : Great experience.

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