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The Barcelona Taste

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Barcelona, Spain
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Description: The city's first gastronomical tapas tour, The Barcelona Taste is about...
The city's first gastronomical tapas tour, The Barcelona Taste is about food. And lots of it! On this 2-3 hour food tour we stop in 3-4 small food establishments in either the famous Gothic or the lovely Gracia neighborhoods of Barcelona. Our venues range from high-quality specialty shops to home-style tapas restaurants, each one with its own scrumptious specialties for you to taste. A knowledgeable and very friendly guide will safely lead you through this labyrinth of a neighborhood, all the while sharing stories about Barcelona life, food, and history. You will enjoy all the cuisine, and, due to the small size of the group, you will also enjoy a more personal, relaxed experience.
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One of our favorite activities in Barcelona

We did the Gothic tour with Miguel and enjoyed it very much. We got to see the Gothic area at night and it was leisurely paced. We got to enjoy local food and culture and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did the Gothic tour with Miguel and enjoyed it very much. We got to see the Gothic area at night and it was leisurely paced. We got to enjoy local food and culture and very much enjoyed Miguel's company and explanations. Our two sons, ages 22 and 25, were with us and even they were impressed! A good time... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did the tour with Tito and 2 other couples. The Gracia tour was our choice so that we went to a neighborhood we might not have otherwise. We loved the area and the people on the tour with us also made it fun. The 3 places they took us to felt different than one another, which was great and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had an experience on our tour with Elaine, our guide. She was an excellent ambassador of Barcelona as she was energetic and passionate about food. She easily engaged everyone in our family with great ease. The establishments were top notch and Elaine completed the tastings with local insights about the culture and neighborhood. As we were just beginning our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We did this tour on the first night of our stay in Barcelona and it was maybe the best idea we had on our entire trip! Our group had 6 people plus our guide which was ideal for this type of tour. It was small enough that it was very managable for both the guide and the restaurants, but having... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We cannot recommend this special out-of-the-ordinary Barcelona experience enough. Our guide, Claire, took us down narrow lanes of Barcelona's Barri Gothic to small, family-owned places we could not have found on our own and that were not in guide books. She was charming, funny, and very knowledgeable--a great guide. Don't miss this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Jo, one of the co-owners of The Barcelona Taste, served as our delightful hostess for 6 of us on our rainy walking and dining tour of the Gracias area. These are restaurants I never would have explored, let alone, found. Great food, local wines and beers, and the restaurant owner's story were presented at each of the three restaurants. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Travelling with my husband and daughter. Had an amazing tapas tour of the old area in Barcelona. Jo was so friendly and took us to family owned tapas bars that you would never find as a tourist, the people we were with were so lovely too. Very small group only 6 of us. Had a great time. Highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our European trip took 30 years to happen, but the ending was well worth the wait! We booked the Gracia tour for our first night, but a delayed flight caused us to have to cancel! We were so fortunate to be able to take the tour 3 nights later! Jon was our friend (guide) and we shared the evening with... More 

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went on the Gràcia Tour (hosted by Jon) last week and loved it. Jon is a great guide and I would never have experienced the extremely cool Gràcia neighborhood properly had I not gone on the tour. The food was fantastic and the experience was memorable -- really, it was one of the highlights of my Barcelona trip. I highly... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was a great tour. The host were very nice and entertaining. Small group, very fun. I would recommend!

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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