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Barcelona Culture and Tapas Walking Tour

Barcelona, Spain
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Taste the best of Catalonia’s culture and gourmet cuisine on this Barcelona tapas tour through the city on foot. During your pre-dinner outing, explore some of the city’s most famous tapas bars around La Rambla, La Boqueria food market, and the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide, learning how to order these iconic bar snacks like a local.
  • Guided walking tour of La Rambla and Gothic Quarter
  • Visit to famous La Boqueria food market
  • Learn how to order tapas and discover Barcelona's best bars and cafes
  • Stops to taste local products at the market and in specialty shops

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Visit the best tapas bars in Barcelona on this tour filled with tasty food and drinks. By the end of the evening be confident enough to go out on your own and order tapas the way a local would.

What's Included

  • Tapas walking tour with a specialized gourmet guide
  • 8 tapas, hot and cold
  • 3 tastings in the Famous Boqueria market in specialty food stores
  • 3 drinks (water will be considered as a drink)
  • Free WiFi at the meeting point
  • Exclusive venue to meet with all facilities
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tours, Tapas & Friends: Gastronomic Center
    Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 10, 14, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

    Meeting Point: Tours, Tapas & Friends (inside) - Gastronomic Center by FoodWineTours Google maps: Food Wine Tours or Tours, Tapas & Friends will take you right to the door Pintor fortuny Street, Number 10-14. Barcelona 2 blocks from las Ramblas, Opposite to Silken Ramblas & Turin Hotels. Metro line 3 Green, Stop Liceu

Start time

End point

  • Santa Caterina Market
    Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Santa Caterina and Sant Pere neighbourhood were densely populated and built-up neighbourhoods at the time, with an industrial tradition that strongly defined their personalities. Indeed, the first textile mills of Barcelona, the heirs to the neighbourhood's craft tradition, set up premises here throughout the 18th century. As a result, the Santa Caterina and Sant Pere neighbourhood became an over-populated, working-class district with poor living conditions. Over the years, Barcelona's municipal policy of urban redevelopment and improvement schemes has contributed to cleaning up the area and providing it with renovated facilities such as the Santa Caterina Market, which was restored by the architectural practice of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. The presence of the modernista jewel and World Heritage Site, the Palau de la Música Catalana, in the neighbourhood of Sant Pere, certainly confirms the interest of this zone. The legacy of the Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de les Puelles and the main streets with their shops, also captivate curious visitors who walk through what was the first district of medieval Barcelona.

What To Expect

Whet your appetite for Barcelona’s delicious food culture during this walking tapas tour with an expert guide. Get the inside scoop on the fascinating Catalan culture surrounding tapas as you learn how to order like a local and sample some of the city’s best at its famous tapas hotspots.

Start your experience in central Barcelona in the early evening with a glass of wine, meeting at a gastronomic-focused food center designed to introduce travelers and foodies alike to the city’s legendary culinary scene. Sample a variety of traditional Spanish flavors at the center, including cured meats, cheese, and bread, paired with a drink. Taste traditional products at the market.

Once you finish your snack, begin your tapas crawl near Barcelona’s famous La Rambla pedestrian street, noting the area’s unique mix of tapas bars, local eateries, and street performers. Follow your guide into the iconic La Boqueria, the city’s best-known food market, and admire a mouth-watering range of fresh produce, cheese, seafood, and meat laid out for sale. 

Continue your walk to a nearby eatery offering a great selection of local tapas. Sample tasty bites accompanied by a glass of wine, beer, or cider, listening as your foodie guide explains details about Spanish cuisine and culture. After your first stop, head next into the Gothic Quarter, immersing yourself in this historic area’s unique atmosphere, architecture, and food. Some of the food merchants located here have been in business for more than a century. Stop at a store specializing in Iberian Ham, the best of the best, and try this mouth-watering cured meat. The tour stops at other restaurants offering a wide selection of local, delicious tapas.

Food Wine Tours

You will be welcome to the tour with a welcome drink in a Gastronomic Center created under the slow food philosophy and open to offer experiences to Foodies and travelers who visit Barcelona.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Las Ramblas

Your food specialist guide will lead you through Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. From here you will go to La Boqueria, the city’s famous food market, which offers an array of fresh produce including fruits and vegetables, seafood, cheese and any type of meat imaginable. This is an emblematic street and a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona. Its central promenade is lined with flower stalls and kiosks, while the sides are home to buildings such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu theatre, the Palau de la Virreina palace and La Boquería market. This is a street which is teeming with life and colour, where a central pedestrianised promenade offers the chance to stroll among kiosks, flower stalls and a wide range of shops and businesses. The avenue extends for a length of a little over one kilometre; it begins in the Plaça de Catalunya and connects to the statue of Columbus. It is known by various different names along its length: the section nearest the Plaça de Catalunya is the La Rambla de Canaletes, followed by La Rambla dels Estudis, and ending with La Rambla de las Flores or Sant Josep. The street is very popular with both tourists and with locals, and always has a lively atmosphere. It is a magnet for numerous street artists who, together with the other passers-by, make Las Ramblas a microcosm of Barcelona life which is well worth a special visit. Its origins date from the 18th century, when it was laid out following the medieval walls of Barcelona. Today it is the site of important buildings such as the Palau de la Virreina and the Gran Teatre del Liceu. It also has access to the main entrance of the popular market known as La Boquería. Where La Rambla meets the sea, we find the Mirador de Colom, a unique opportunity to admire this unique, green artery of pedestrians from the air.

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers who do not walk with ease, as it is a walking tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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It was very hot that evening so we had to leave a little early because I wasn’t feeling well but we were there for the majority of tour.
David even recommended some additional places to try, all in all It was a fabulous tour and highly recommend.
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Xavi was great!
Bryan C, Oct 2019
Xavi was great and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the visit to la boqueria and all the foods we tried. Would recommend to friends.
Tapas Walking Tour
Susan_C, Sep 2019
A good introduction to Barcelona for first timers or those pushed for time. It was a bit rushed and I’ve had better tapas, however, the guide David was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable.
Wine, food and fun
janinegonzales, Feb 2020
Ferran was very knowledgeable during the walking tour as well as the food and wine. He made the experience very enjoyable.
Food market
Patricia_M, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was friendly and welcoming. Extremely knowledge about both food and wine. He gave us wonderful recommendations for dinner for our additional night stay. I highly recommend this tour if you want to get familiar with the old to of Barcelona.
Great Taste of Spain
Melissa_W, Dec 2019
Juni was a fabulous tour guide who gave us a unique glimpse into the food side of Spanish culture. Our family especially loved the market!
Great way to experience Tappas and Introduction to Barcelona
Alan_A, Jul 2019
We booked this walking tour as the first thing to do on arrival in Barcelona and it was great! So much more than I expected. We learned about Cava, Iberian ham, Cheeses, local nougat and stopped at historic tappas & pinchas restaurants. We got a good orientation in the gothic and old city and totally enjoyed the drinks and tappas!
Day Trip Adventure in Barcelona
Matthew_B, Mar 2020
Highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Ferran, was polite and very informative. We visited several locations with great food and learned a lot about the city in the process.
Great tour to start our week!
Barbara_G, Jan 2020
David was a fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable, interesting and took us to some wonderful spots. Thank you for getting our week in Barcelona off to a great start.
Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona
Margaret_D, Jun 2019
A great tour with a great tour guide, Ana. You learn about and taste different tapas and also learn about and drink Portugal wines. There were about 30 people signed up for the tour, so we were divided into three groups and we were able to talk easily to each other--fun as people were from different countries. I've taken tours from this company the last time I was in Lisbon and have been very pleased with all of them.
Great evening!
Milena_H, Aug 2019
We booked the Tapas Evening Walking Tour and we were very happy with how the tour turned out. We had a very light lunch in preparation for this tour and that was a good decision as there was plenty of food on the tour. Our guide was Sebastian and he was great! He gave us just the right mix of food, culture and excersise! We tried tapas I would not otherwise order if I was on my own. Overall great tour and I highly recommend it!
Davids group
Kathleen_R, Jun 2019
Great time with sooo much information. Would recommend this tour. It was very hot that evening so we had to leave a little early because I wasn’t feeling well but we were there for the majority of tour. Thanks David. You were wonderful!
Tapas Walking Tour
pbjb847, Jul 2019
Too long. 3 hours walking. Started late. Good history but not enough time at tapas places visited. Wasn't worth the price in my opinion.
Best Tour of our entire trip
tonybonitatibus, Jun 2019
Our guide Nicco was amazing! we saw the outdoor market, got samples of food and drink and were given so much great info. It was a fantastic experience! thanks so much!
Tapas walking tour
Graham_L, Sep 2019
Well thought out tour our guide was friendly knowledgeable and made the tour entertaining as well as giving us full explanations
Loved walking tour
Sandi_T, Jul 2019
Great tour loved the history, and each stop had great food n wine. Guide was very knowledgeable of the area and showed us interesting things around city.
Measured
Franziska_M, Oct 2019
The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable but... Not enough to drink and poor choice of venues. Drinks at the start also unnecessary. Thanks a lot.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your comment but I want to tell you that in the descriptive of our tour we indicate the number of drinks as well as tapas that are included in the tour. If you wanted a tour with more drinks, you should have booked our Wine Tasting tour with Tapas tour where 5 glasses of wine are included.
Barcelona walking tour
LivingCapeCod, Sep 2019
This was really fun! Our guide was terrific and we walked all over, eating and drinking. We felt safe and learned a lot. Our group was a very manageable size and we enjoyed meeting the other folks on the tour. Food was delicious.
Terrible food, interesting history
Steven_K, Jul 2019
The worst food I’ve ever had on any tour anywhere. Experiencing amazing tapis in Madrid and pintxos in San Sebastián, this tour’s choices were awful. However, David was a pleasant and interesting guide.
Disappointing
JoAnne_J, Jun 2019
The tour was sold as a tapas tour but was actually a 2 hour walking tour of the Gothic area with very rushed tapas included at the end. The food was average and we had to pay for water. No recommendations of good tapas bars etc. Disappointing as not as expected and not worth the money.
Tapas Tour
jkibler2018, Aug 2019
Fabulous!! Our guide Enrique was the BEST!! so enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend--lots of history as well as great food
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