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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
  • Visit La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
  • Make your own Spanish tapas
  • Enjoy sangria throughout the night
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Freshly prepared Spanish 'Pinchos' made with traditional hams and cheeses.
A delicious traditional Seafood paella, prepared with fresh ingredients from the local market.
Your chef’s recipes and local Spanish cooking and dining tips
An invitation to join us for a free chupito at nearby bar
Local chef
Tapas, paella, and drinks
Interactive seafood paella making workshop
20% Off Cocktail Master Class with Tapas - Email to book!
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Market visit on Sunday's and national holidays (market it closed)

Departure Point

Carrer de la Boqueria, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet the chef at a central Barcelona location, then start with the fresh basics of Spanish cuisine, collecting fresh seafood from the local vendors and producers at La Boqueria, one of Barcelona’s most famous markets.

From the market, continue to a cooking school in El Born district, where you find an open kitchen, bar, and restaurant-style seating. Pour your first glass of sangria for the evening, then start preparing a range of tapas, or pintxos, classic Spanish small plates that are perfectly paired with wine.

With a chef cooking alongside you, start preparing the traditional paella, then as the rice dish simmers on a low flame, you can learn to mix your own sangria at a short drinks-making workshop. When the paella is done, sit down to the meal you’ve prepared, savoring the rich flavor of the rice and seafood (a non-seafood meal option is served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).

And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you're invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free "chupito," or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel Brilliant
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona.
What is the policy on sanitization during Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona.

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Cooking class
, Oct 2021
Learning new skills, tasty fun experience! Take the time to do this while in Barcelona. Highly recommend !
, Oct 2021
Amazing night, well worth doing. Good food and company of a great group. Well organised night, plenty of food and drink.
Nice time
, Oct 2021
The cooking experience was really good fun! Although we did put in during the booking allergies/dietary issues however they weren't addressed. Otherwise really fun!
Fun and delicious experience
, Oct 2021
Meeting place: Travellers Nest Bar -arrive early if you’d like a drink before starting TIP: Once the tour starts, keep up through La Bouqueria with Chef Fernando. it’s easy to get separated (no looking around on your own - come another time to explore) Fernando gave a great cooking presentation and taught us how to make the best paella! So fun to cook and connect with other people. We made pinchtos for tapas while drinking sangria, cooked paella from scratch without making the calamari tough and then made our own sangria (“3 Spanish seconds” of pouring the liquors - much more tasty that way!) . At the end, walk back to the original meeting place for dessert and more drinks. Bartender Mike made us a shot called “Witches Brew” - such a great end to a fun night!
, Oct 2021
Gabriel was extremely welcoming and explained everything thoroughly. An amazing experience for sure; if you’re considering whether to book this then this is your sign!
Amazing Experience!!
, Oct 2021
This cooking class was such a wonderful experience!!! Gabriel was a great teacher and an even better chef. The tapas and paella were absolutely delicious! Would recommend this to anyone and everyone, definitely one of my favorite parts of my trip!!
Great experience!
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful evening with the interesting group of people and our chef Fernando! Would definitely recommend it!!
Great Chef and experience in Barcelona - delicious Paella!
, Sep 2021
Our host was exceptional a great chief and teacher! It was great to start the experience with a visits to the local market to pick up the fresh produce. He thought use many tips and tricks in the kitchen while teaching us to make paella and sangria. I had an issue with trying to get hold of the supplier on the day of the experience- no answer by phone or contact through my Viator account
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Excellent chef
, Sep 2021
Excellent chef. We cooked a very good Paella and we ate it afterwards with freshly made Sangria. Learned very useful tips in preparing shrimps, calamari and clams Highly recommend
Awesome experience .. if you love food ..a must do!!
, Sep 2021
Gabriel was an amazing host, it was a fun experience. If you like to learn about culture and cooking then i would highly recommend this experience. Just keep in mind that if you can dont book for a monday as the fish market closes early snd you wouldnt be able to enjoy the market experience. Over all a 5 star experience.

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