Barcelona Culture Tapas Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Spain, CT, Barcelona
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  • 3 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

• We meet inside a Unique venue in Barcelona, A Gastronomic Center, where people are welcome with a drink and can wait for other passangers seating down in a cozy place
• We are the Original Tapas Tour in Barcelona with the longest experience, 15 years.
• We hold the 1st Prize as Best Food Wine Tours Company in the State of Catalonia
• All our guides are in house and Spezialized in Food & Wines with years of experience
• Local knowledge you can trust
• Authentic experiences
• Guided visit the famous La Boqueria food market, the biggest in Europe
• Stops to taste local high quality products at the Boqueria market in specialty shops
• Small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide

It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not only do you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the best bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free drinks included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Food Wine Tours, Pintor Fortuny 10-14, 08001 Barcelona Spain

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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Las Ramblas, La Rambla, 08002 Barcelona Spain

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.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona Spain

You will enjoy a special tasting of traditional products in different stalls at the famous Boqueria market; Iberian Ham, the best in the world and 2 traditional cheeses

La Boqueria is the most famous market in Barcelona worldwide. It is located in the center of the city of Barcelona (Las Ramblas). Discover it!

La Rambla's history is the Boqueria Market's history. The evolution from a past of peddlers to a modern and charming present, full of colour and life. The market is a metaphor for Barcelona's life, a human river that is the delight for those who like watching.

The first of Barcelona's local markets was opened on Saint Joseph's day, on the 19th of March 1840, after four years of work on the land that was up until then occupied by Saint Joseph's convent. However, the history goes back a good few years before, because on the site on Rambla where the market is today, there were already peddlers selling meat in the thirteenth century.

Marquis Campo Sagrado, Catalonia's general captain, started to establish the rules for this travelling market in an area that became a large square after the convent was gone. With time the Boqueria Market of Barcelona transformed itself in a modern market. It incorporated the gas illumination and the metal cover was finished in 1914. This metal cover as well as protecting food, sellers and buyers, gives character to the market. Nowadays, the third and fourth generation of sellers proudly show the oldest and most complete food market of Barcelona. They offer us vegetables, meat, fish and thousands of other products in stalls with great charm and imaginative presentation. Boqueria Market is a space full of life, history and unquestionable architectural value.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

You'll continue through the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover the architecture, atmosphere, language and gastronomy that are unique to Spain, and some of the gourmet shops which are over 100 years old. You sill stop at a specialty store in Iberian Ham, the best of the best, where you will try this mouth watering cured meat.

The tour will stop at two restaurants offering a wide selection of local, delicious tapas.

You will finish our tour full of great food, tradition, good wine, good conversation and have a better understanding of the Spanish and Catalan culture, history, and how to live like a local

The Gothic Quarter is one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona. Located in the heart of the old city, this Barcelona neighborhood features a fusion of buildings dating from Roman times to the 20th century. Welcome to one the most interesting places to visit in Barcelona.

The Gothic quarter is an area teeming with alleyways and squares in the centre of Barcelona, where the presence of palaces, houses and Gothic churches reveals the city's medieval past.

It is one of the most attractive parts of Barcelona, and its streets abound in medieval buildings such as the palaces of the Town Hall and the Generalitat (the Catalan Regional Government), and the Gothic churches of Santa María del Pi and Sant Just y Pastor. It also contains the Jewish quarter, comprising a network of narrow streets and where part of its former synagogue can still be seen today. Its streets are arranged around various squares, of which the most interesting are those of Sant Jaume, el Rei and la Reial. The first is the political heart of Barcelona, and the site of the town hall and the Palau de la Generalitat building. The architectural ensemble in Plaça del Rei square offers arguably the finest examples of mediaeval constructions in Barcelona, with the Palau Reial Major, part of the old Roman wall, the Palau del Lloctinent (Deputy's Palace) and the City History Museum. Finally La Reial is an exceptionally lovely porticoed square and a very popular spot –particularly in the evening– thanks to its numerous cafés and bars. This neighbourhood has been the heart of the city since Roman times, and in fact is the site of the Roman necropolis (Villa de Madrid square), while very nearby it is still possible to see the remains of the Roman temple of Augustus.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: El Born, La Ribera, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona Spain

Located in between the Gothic Quarter and the Ciutadella Park, El Born is one of Barcelona's trendiest and most popular neighborhoods.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Mercat Santa Caterina, Avinguda de Francesc Cambo 16, 08003 Barcelona Spain

Santa Caterina Market. The first covered market in Barcelona, following its recent remodelling the market now boasts a roof that has become an icon for the city.

Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Food Wine Tours

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 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
Departure Point

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


Departure Time

5:00 PM


Return Details

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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Milena H

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!

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jkibler

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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sandi4homes

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.

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Margaret D

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.

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Tony B

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!

User's Picture Gallery

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Tapas

One of the plates of Tapas that we were able to choose while at our first Tapas bar on the tour.

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The and quot;Bridge of Sighs and quot;

This bridge is a and quot;copy and quot; of the Bridge of Sighs located in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. It is one of the interesting sights from our Walking tour.

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Tapas, Barcelona

Tapas: good food

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Strolling in the Gothic Quarter

Wandering around on the tour.

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Group Picture

End of our tour. We finished the tour by eating more tapas and drinking beer, sangria or wine.

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The bar at the first restaurant. The patatas bravas were amazing!

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Inside the basilica Santa Maria del Mar

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Our plates from the 2nd restaurant

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La Boqueria outdoor market

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