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Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

Barcelona: Markets Tour & Paella Class with Tapas and Drinks

From US$ 122.34 per person

Learn about the local food culture while discovering one of the best markets in town visited mainly by locals. Pick out selected ingredients together with a professional chef. Learn to cook a paella and enjoy the lunch you've cooked.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Savor the flavors of local delicacies at the Ninot Market
  • Hear about food culture of Spanish and Catalan cuisine with a local chef
  • Learn how to cook paella, the masterpiece of Spanish cuisine
  • Enjoy a complete lunch with snacks and dessert
  • Taste traditional sangria paired with your lunch
Full description

Immerse your senses in local food culture and follow alongside a local chef during this cooking class and tour in Barcelona. Walk through the colorful Ninot Market and pick up traditional groceries for your cooking class.

Start your day with a delightful taste of traditional gourmet bites. Then, head to one of the best markets in Barcelona, Ninot Market. Recognized for its incredible variety of products and beautiful architecture.

After the market tour, your chef will lead you through a hands-on cooking workshop where you'll learn how to cook proper paella to surprise your friends with your cooking abilities when you return home.

Get all the most important tips on how to choose the best fresh ingredients and the way to cook them. Learn how to select the proper rice and create an authentic Mediterranean meal. 

First, you'll make dessert: a rich and creamy crema Catalana (local custard dessert). Enjoy some local snacks while you prepare it. Then, move on to sangria and authentic paella with seafood, learning all of the tricks to make it taste amazing. Later, enjoy the paella you cooked for lunch.

  • Guided Minot market tour with a local chef
  • Tastings at a delicatessen
  • Hands-on cooking workshop
  • Lunch with snacks and dessert
  • Drinks (wines, soft drinks, and water)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up or transfer
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of Mercat del Ninot.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please inform of any dietary restrictions or allergies at the time of booking
  • There is a minimum of people required to operate the tour. In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund
  • Tour may be affected due to special circumstances
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 26 reviews

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A great, fun tour. Really friendly & informative guide. There were only 3 of us on the tour, so we were able to tailor it to anything we wanted to see or do. Then the food!! So much delicious food to try from the markets & also cook ourselves. Manu, the chef was also really friendly and explained everything well. We were all foodies, so understood lots about the processes, but he gave us tips & showed us new ingredients to try. A great day in Barcelona!

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November 22, 2019

Loved our guided tour through the markets with Valerio and our chef Nuria made the whole experience so enjoyable. They were generous with the food and drinks - providing us with a nice sampling of local tastes and giving us the opportunity to try out some Spanish cooking. Looking forward to trying out the recipes at home. A wonderful day with a very nice group of people.

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October 12, 2019

Vallerio was an excellent tour guide through the markets and Nuria is amazing! This was the highlight of our Barcelona stay. From the experience in the markets and the tastings to the final bite of the amazing dessert, you will not regret this experience! We had 5 people in our group!

July 18, 2019

Product ID: 65710