Cooking Class & Visit to Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Learn about local cuisine in La Boqueria
Join a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local as you explore the gastronomic epicenter of Barcelona: the Boqueria Market. Open since 1835, this is the most famous covered market in the city. Each day, over 200 vendors open their stalls and sell everything from fresh produce and spices to fish, cured meats, and artisanal cheeses. Plus, there are plenty of tapas bars and restaurants here serving high-quality Catalan cuisine. 

Because this market is so big and busy (it receives over 40,000 visitors each day), it's best to let your guide lead the way and direct you to the best stalls. Then, after touring the Boqueria and picking up any artisanal products that strike your fancy, you'll head to a well-equipped professional kitchen to partake in a cooking class.

Under the guidance of an expert instructor, you'll learn to make traditional Spanish specialties and work together to create delicious dishes such as paella and several other classic and creative concoctions (the menu varies per season). Then comes the best part—sitting down to enjoy what you have made! 

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