Taking a food and market tour is a guaranteed good decision when visiting Barcelona. Excellent as a reward for your team’s hard work or just as a morning’s entertainment during an incentive or team-building trip, the Barcelona Food & Market Tour will give your group an inside look at the Barcelona market culture. It also adds a special touch to any holiday.
This tour is around 90 minutes in duration, making it an ideal pre-lunch treat!
Please note this tour is only available during the day due to the opening hours of the markets. Not available Sundays or Mondays.
|START TIME(S)||Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: 12.00h.
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10.00h, 11.00h, 12.00h.
|CAPACITY||10 – 30 people.|
Off the Beaten Track
It might sound strange, but you can still get “off the beaten track” even while in the centre of Barcelona. This tour specialises in showing you hidden spots in the most populated part of the city. While the centre has become overrun with chains and big companies, as happens with so many capital cities, we have tracked down the local businesses that make up the heart and soul of Barcelona.
Tastes and Tradition
Food, family and culture are inextricably linked in Barcelona and nowhere is this more apparent than in the markets. Markets are central to the Barcelona food scene as well as so important for the locals. With every neighbourhood sporting its own market, it can be hard to know which ones to visit.
The most famous market is La Boquería, conveniently located on the most famous street, Las Ramblas. Filled with great stalls and restaurants, it features heavily on lists about places to visit in Barcelona.
While locals still shop there, you need to visit a different neighbourhood market to get the real feel of how important these spots are in the day-to-day lives of Barcelona residents.
Your expert guide will explain all of this and more during this tour.
Santa Caterina Market
This market is in the area that’s locally known as El Born, the Medieval neighbourhood in Barcelona. Santa Caterina Market was part of a huge renovation project; the entire building was given a facelift and the roof was covered in rainbow-colored tiles. The architects were inspired by the art of Antoni Gaudí.
Inside the market, you will meet some of the vendors that keep the market running by selling brilliant local produce. You’ll also be trying delicious morsels directly from the market stalls! The sights, sounds, and smells of the market will be sure to spark your group’s creativity.
Once your guide has explained everything about market culture, you will head over to a shop that has been in business for more than a century and follow that up with a bakery visit. Both of these establishments are also family run!
We don’t want to give too much away but there will be more than six tastings across the four stops, including two inside the market – and a drink too! Please get in touch if your group has any allergies and dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them.
Hungry for more?
Check out the “optional extras” tab.
Love markets and exploring local businesses? Get in touch today at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +34 935 008 226.
Learn more about Food & Drink in Barcelona
Hungry for more?
Add a Paella Lunch to your tour! Adds around 1.5 hours of time to the tour.
- Additional restaurant
- Paella Lunch
- One glass of wine.
Additional cost: 48€ per person
Total price with tour: 107€ per person.
Historical Walking Tour
Teach your group even more about the city! Adds around 45 minutes to the tour duration.
Includes a tour of the Gothic quarter and a crash course in Barcelona’s amazing history.
Additional cost: 22€ per person
Total price with tour: 81€ per person.