Barcelona Culture Tapas Walking Tour

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Barcelona Culture Tapas Walking Tour
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• 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.
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In Brief

Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily (except Sundays)
Highlights:
Free snacks included
Get inside tips from a local
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Led by a local guide
Free drinks included
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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

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Point

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

Returns To

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

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Well thought out tour our guide was friendly knowledgeable and made the tour entertaining as well as giving us full explanations
• Submitted 24 Sep 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!
• Submitted 14 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
• Submitted 05 Aug 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.
• Submitted 08 Jul 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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 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!
• Submitted 03 Jul 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!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great small group outing. Great food, great wine! Exactly what we were hoping for! Julian was awesome!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Had a great time. Food was excellent and learnt a lot of new things about the culture. Can recommend this to anyone.
• Submitted 03 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 and pinchas restaurants. We got a good orientation in the gothic and old city and totally enjoyed the drinks and tappas!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Nico was a very informative and welcoming guide. I was travelling by myself and was welcomed by the group. It was a great way to be introduced to Barcelona and get to taste some of the local tapas and taste some great wine. Would definitely recommend for solo or group travellers.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2019
We had a wonderful Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona with David.He is obviously very passionate about Barcelona, he made sure we enjoyed the whole trip and had a blast. Tapas, the food market and tastings were excellent. David even recommended some additional places to try, all in all It was a fabulous tour and highly recommend.
• Submitted 21 Mar 2019
Great experience and learned a lot about the food and culture of Barcelona. The guide was excellent and went at the participants pace and did not try to rush the tour. The Tapas was very good as well as the different wine and beer sampled. I would take this tour again.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2018
SO much fun! Saw so much of the city and tasted a wide variety! Loved this excursion!
• Submitted 07 Aug 2018
Great tour!
• Submitted 19 Jul 2018
This tour exceeded my expectations! We had Niko as our tour guide and he was beyond amazing! Not only was the food delicious but Niko gave us such a great tour of the city! He was so informative and really explained the culture of Barcelona to us! It was a real pleasure having him as our tour guide and we would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Barcelona! If youre looking for a night filled with laughs, great food and an amazing tour guide of the city than this it!!
• Submitted 25 Jun 2018
To keep this review short and sweet..... TAKE THIS TOUR!! It was amazing!!!!!!! You will not be disappointed! Above the wine and tapas tasting, it gives you a wonderful and veryyy helpful introduction of the different districts in Barcelona! We went all over. I can not pin point one bad thing about this tour!! Sebastian was amazing!!!!! He really explained everything to us perfectly!! It didn't feel like we were seeing Barcelona from a tour guide, it felt like we were being shown Barcelona by a old friend! He was wonderful From this tour my group and I was able to get all around Barcelona with no problem! Very informative and welcoming. The start location was very easy to find! We stopped at some other small locations which had amazing products!!! I would suggest this company for any of your tours in Barcelona. FYI, this company has a lot of different tours available as well! Very respectful, professional, and punctual. And I would highly suggest Sebastian!
• Submitted 29 May 2018
Marco was great! He knew the area very well and was extremely knowledgeable about the history and food of the area.
• Submitted 28 May 2018
Fun night with great tour guide and fellow tour guests.
• Submitted 27 May 2018
On our 2nd evening in Barcelona, we signed up for this food tour. The tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide was informative and entertaining. He gave us historical perspective to all the areas that we toured, plus an overview of the political situation in Catalonia There was a big protest in the city on Sunday to support the embattled president-in-exile of Catalonia. But the main purpose of the tour was food and wine, and we had plenty to sample. We started with a glass of local Cava at the tour headquarters near Las Ramblas. Then we went to the La Boqueria market, where we had samples of the famous Iberian ham and local cheeses. Unfortunately, it was a Sunday, and the fish market stalls were almost all empty. We stopped for samples of nougat candy at Torons Vincens, also near Las Ramblas. The tour featured two stops at tapas restaurants. The first was a more traditional tapas restaurant, where we were served multiple tapas. The second, and last stop was at a more contemporary tapas shop, where we were able to go up to the counter and select three different tapas, out of a large selection. We were served wine or alternate beverages at both restaurants, so we had plenty to eat and drink. In Hawaii, we have our own version of tapas, called pupus. Tapas are totally different because they feature local ingredients, with much more emphasis on local vegetables, cheeses, and seafood. It was a great introduction to eating in Barcelona, and our guide Marc was excellent. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 21 May 2018
OMG!! What a way to start a holiday! Met up at the Companys office and met our guide David, over a glass of Cava! Then we were OFF! We didnt just taste Tapas and wine, but were introduced to a number of areas in the city, as David gave us a fantastic insight into the history of the Catalonian people. We tasted cheeses, ham, wine, tapas at 2 different restaurants, olive oil, nuts and that is just to name a few. We heard so many interesting things and stories, whilst wandering the little laneways, as David has a huge interest in history and happily passed all this info on. I had a fantastic time and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour and guide. Many thanks. Di
• Submitted 20 May 2018
Sebastien was a charming host for the evening walking and tapas tour of Barcelona, with a wealth of knowledge of the various historical sites, origins of tapas a bit of food history and regional cuisine notes...very enjoyable
• Submitted 17 May 2018
This was our first tour of the trip. Gave us a great overview of Tapas and how the dining scene works in Barcelona. Our tour guide, Mark, was very informative and entertaining. We enjoyed hearing some history of Barcelona/Spain and about eating/drinking in Spain. We loved the food and wine that we had on the tour. We learned enough about the dining scene to be comfortable going to Tapas bars all on our own. It was very empowering to just walk into a bar and get our tapas and drinks with confidence. Thanks for a great tour!
• Submitted 07 May 2018

In Brief

Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Country:
Spain
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily (except Sundays)
Highlights:
Free snacks included
Get inside tips from a local
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Led by a local guide
Free drinks included