Pa amb oli i xocolata

Markets & Food Stores (4h)

In this tour we will learn about Iberian ham, cheese, tapas, wines, world-renowned Spanish cooks.
Catalan cuisine is more than 2000 years old. There are restaurants that already existed in the eighteenth century, and locals go to centennial stores that appear in famous international magazines.

Let’s find out more!

At La Boqueria food market, proclaimed “The best market in the world!” during the World Market Congress in Washington – 2005, we will find the basic ingredients of our cuisine: meat offal, fish, Spanish saffron. . .
Outside of the market we will visit stores that have become famous for their specialisation: the ones that sell only oil, or convent sweets, wines from the Penedés or La Rioja, coffee, chocolate stores, or famous roasting factories with more than 160 years of history.
While we discover these places, we will also be able to taste some of their products: cheese, Spanish ham, nougat candy. . . and to eat in a restaurant of tapas and pintxos for their delicacy and this peculiar way of eating.



Duration: 4 hours
Recommended Start time: 10a.m.


– Rambla
– Boqueria food market
– Food stores
– Other small tastes
– Tapas: Pintxos restaurant Taste
– Ham Taste
– Cheese Taste
– Chocolate Taste

Transportation Method

Walking through the Old Town.

Minimum & Maximum travellers

1 to 9 persons

Notes / restrictions

AVAILABILITY: It’s not possible to book this tour on Sunday and in August because the Boqueria market and other stores are closed.
On Monday the Boqueria market is not so magnificent because so many stops are closed. Besides the cheese store, where we are supposed to do the cheese taste, is closed (but it doesn’t prevent us to do this tour in Monday).
DISABILITY: all the places of this tour are wheelchair-accessible.

What's Included?

* My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
* TO BOOK the necessary ESTABLISHMENTS for your tour.

What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

* 25€ per person that you will pay to me in cash at beginning of the tour for the different tastings that I have planned: Iberian ham of premium quality, 3 types of Spanish cheeses with wine or Vermouth, 2 pinchos with a drink, 3 kind of olive oil, nougat candy, natural fruit juice, coffee, and sweets. I have designed the tour in order to avoid mixing sweet and salty foods
* Maybe you find some of these product that we will see or taste during the tour interesting to buy for yourself or as a present (olive oil, Marcona almonds, saffron…). Please consider the extra-cash needed for it.

Meet up location / End location

MEET UP: I suggest starting the tour at the Zurich Cafeteria in Catalunya Square, but I can pick you up at your hotel/apartment/cruise Ship or wherever we agree as long as it is in Barcelona.
DROP OFF: wherever you want. Maybe in some of the activities that I recommend below to be done on your own.

Tour Extensions

These two workshop related with the food can be done on your own in Barcelona.  Please ask me for more information:
– Chocolate Workshop (make chocolate figures (perfect activity for children); champagne & chocolate tasting)
– Cooking workshop (learn, cook and eat local dishes. e.g. la paella).

MAP OF THE TOUR (click the icon at the upper-left corner to display the sites)