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Address: Fusina 15 (El Born), 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 68 12 53
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bcnKITCHEN is a local cooking school, we are passionate about food and our...

bcnKITCHEN is a local cooking school, we are passionate about food and our objective is to share that passion with you! We have two kitchens, one in the charming Born district and the other in the Boqueria market building, all of the ingredients we use come from the market that you will be visiting with our chef. Once you arrive back at our cooking school, wine in one hand apron in the other, it’s time to start cooking! After a couple of hours of action you’ll sit amidst the dishes you have prepared with the satisfaction of having prepared a Spanish feast!

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Excellent cooking class at BCN with Alvaro

This was one of the best activities on my Barcelona trip. You get to meet some people and learn how to cook Spanish dishes- and then, of course, enjoy your very nice meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Beijing Region, China

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this cooking class, it was my first ever and I learnt so much! Alvaro was very friendly, knowledgeable and good fun. Was a great balance of hands on experience and learning about the food - a trip to the local market to buy the ingredients. Would highly recommend!

Thank BWildish
Beijing Region, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best activities on my Barcelona trip. You get to meet some people and learn how to cook Spanish dishes- and then, of course, enjoy your very nice meal. Alvaro is definitely enjoyable to learn from, and shared many insights about the foods and Spanish culture during his class and tour of the market. It was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a large group of friends here for an evening to learn make a large variety of tapas, and then eat them and drink wine. We had a wonderful time, and the instructor and staff were just great. The only thing I found mystifying and made me unhappy, was that unlike cooking schools in other countries I have been... More 

Thank Deborah K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Two food-loving couples wanted to add Spanish cooking to their profile so we booked a class with Bcnkitchen in the Born quarter. Beside adding to our cooking experience and learning about Spanish gastranomy we had a wonderful time with the group. Vanessa from Bcnkitchen is a joyful loving person and highly recommended. Thanx a million!

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new york city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Such a fun addition to a visit in Barcelona. The market tour was really informative and the class was both a lot of fun and really educational. This was a seriously great time and one of the best parts of the trip. The instructor, Vanessa, was wonderful! Highly recommend.

Thank breit5
Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We signed up for this cooking class after reading the reviews from Tripadvisor and over experience was good but not fantastic. We had been to a cooking class in Florence the experience there was fantastic so we had some high expectations. Our cooking place was in the La Boqueria and we shopped for food there until we started cooking our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Our class had just 3 people but it was totally positive. Everyone could experience all thing and it was easy to concentrate. There was no expedient for making foods so that you can know what are real Catalan meals and how tasty they are. I've tried quite lots of paella in Spain, but I am sure that the paella we... More 

Thank Geumtaek K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We signed up for the cooking class and very pleased with the outcome. First we shopped in the gigantic market. Chef took us to different vendors and told us what to look for in particular commodities of vegetable, fish, meat, eggs and bread. Then we prepared a delicious meal utilizing new cooking skills. The we ate a wonderful meal with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

My husband and I wanted to do something other than the usual Gaudi visits and thought what better way to top off our trip but to bring home a culinary skill! We had an amazing time learning, not just how to cook, but also simple cooking techniques from Chef Alvaro. His passion for cooking and Spanish food is evident, and... More 

Thank kuroi2305
Richmond Hill, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My first day at Barcelona was spent in a cooking class at BCNkitchen at Mercado de la Boqueria. It was a wonderful experience with chef Alvaro. He imparted his culinary knowledge in the kitchen as well as in the market tour. His tips and the cooking arts were very informative to me who is very new to Spainish cooking although... More 

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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