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La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class in Barcelona provided by Just Royal Bcn

La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class in Barcelona

La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class in Barcelona
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Tour snapshot
A hands-on culinary experience in Barcelona
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
If you love Spanish cuisine, then this experience was made for you: a hands-on approach to Catalan culinary delights during a tour of La Boqueria Market, a cooking class, and 12-course tapas tasting experience. A professional chef shares insider knowledge of Spanish cooking techniques and you’ll get to enjoy dinner with unlimited drinks—a pleasure not commonly afforded on cooking tours.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Combine a market tour with a cooking class and 12-course meal 
  • Get an inside glimpse into Barcelona's culinary scene 
  • Enjoy unlimited wine and beer to accompany the meal 
What to expect
Your culinary adventure begins at a central meeting point in Barcelona. Here, you’ll greet your guide and set off toward La Boqueria Market, a commercial hub selling fresh Spanish produce. Learn about the history and social significance of Catalan food from your guide before heading to a local kitchen for a cooking class. Under the guidance of a professional chef, you’ll master the art of Spanish dishes such as Spanish omelets, seafood paella, and mussels. Then, sit down to feast on a 12-course tapas menu accompanied by unlimited wine and beer. Dine on dishes such as croquettes, manchego cheese, Iberian cold cuts, patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce), and other Catalan staples.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Combine a market tour with a cooking class and 12-course meal 
  • Get an inside glimpse into Barcelona's culinary scene 
  • Enjoy unlimited wine and beer to accompany the meal 
What to expect
Your culinary adventure begins at a central meeting point in Barcelona. Here, you’ll greet your guide and set off toward La Boqueria Market, a commercial hub selling fresh Spanish produce. Learn about the history and social significance of Catalan food from your guide before heading to a local kitchen for a cooking class. Under the guidance of a professional chef, you’ll master the art of Spanish dishes such as Spanish omelets, seafood paella, and mussels. Then, sit down to feast on a 12-course tapas menu accompanied by unlimited wine and beer. Dine on dishes such as croquettes, manchego cheese, Iberian cold cuts, patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce), and other Catalan staples.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19107P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • 12-course lunch tasting
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Ingredients, cookware and utensils
  • Spanish cooking class guided by a professional chef.
  • A guided tour of the La Boquería market, one of the largest in the world.
  • Entry/Admission - Just Royal Bcn
  • Entry/Admission - Las Ramblas
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Pl. Reial, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain MEETING POINT: Direction in how to get to our place: Address: Plaza Real 3, 1º. Door bell Just Royal Bcn. Metro: Liceo (station) in Las Ramblas. - Once your get out of the metro and facing the Liceo Theater, look behind you across La Rambla from the Liceo theater you will see McDonald and KFC with a street in between. - Walk through that street (the name of the street is: Carrer de Farran) and Plaza Real will be on your right hand side (and you will see My Bar and Bacoa Burguer restaurant at the entrance of the plaza). - Turn right when you get into the plaza (square) and look for the GLACIAR coffee shop. Our entrance is on the left hand side facing the GLACIAR coffee shop (black door) and ring the doorbell for "Just Royal Bcn". Contact numbers: Janella +34 615041491 Gretel +34 617115171
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • 12-course lunch tasting
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Ingredients, cookware and utensils
  • Spanish cooking class guided by a professional chef.
  • A guided tour of the La Boquería market, one of the largest in the world.
  • Entry/Admission - Just Royal Bcn
  • Entry/Admission - Las Ramblas
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Pl. Reial, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain MEETING POINT: Direction in how to get to our place: Address: Plaza Real 3, 1º. Door bell Just Royal Bcn. Metro: Liceo (station) in Las Ramblas. - Once your get out of the metro and facing the Liceo Theater, look behind you across La Rambla from the Liceo theater you will see McDonald and KFC with a street in between. - Walk through that street (the name of the street is: Carrer de Farran) and Plaza Real will be on your right hand side (and you will see My Bar and Bacoa Burguer restaurant at the entrance of the plaza). - Turn right when you get into the plaza (square) and look for the GLACIAR coffee shop. Our entrance is on the left hand side facing the GLACIAR coffee shop (black door) and ring the doorbell for "Just Royal Bcn". Contact numbers: Janella +34 615041491 Gretel +34 617115171
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 20, 2021
A note from La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class in Barcelona
Gloves. Protective panels. Carpet to disinfect the sole of the shoe.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pl. Reial, 3
    Pl. Reial, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    MEETING POINT: Direction in how to get to our place: Address: Plaza Real 3, 1º. Door bell Just Royal Bcn. Metro: Liceo (station) in Las Ramblas. - Once your get out of the metro and facing the Liceo Theater, look behind you across La Rambla from the Liceo theater you will see McDonald and KFC with a street in between. - Walk through that street (the name of the street is: Carrer de Farran) and Plaza Real will be on your right hand side (and you will see My Bar and Bacoa Burguer restaurant at the entrance of the plaza). - Turn right when you get into the plaza (square) and look for the GLACIAR coffee shop. Our entrance is on the left hand side facing the GLACIAR coffee shop (black door) and ring the doorbell for "Just Royal Bcn". Contact numbers: Janella +34 615041491 Gretel +34 617115171
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    Just Royal Bcn
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Las Ramblas
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dondo3
Schenectady, NY3 contributions
Teresa was wonderful! She guided us through the tapas by region and got the conversations among the 3 groups going.

The visit to the market was fun and we stopped to taste at two booths. Teresa pointed out the best places to eat at the market and gave us her insider tips for shopping.

The cooking came together seamlessly with everyone participating up to their level of chopping, dicing and cooking comfort.

By the time the 5th bottle of wine was opened we were all new best friends.

Our meal was delicious and at the end of the 4 hour experience we had to be reminded to leave.

The only other thing I can think to mention is that the cooking studio is up 3 long flights of stairs (probably 20 steps per flight).

Also, when I signed up for the class I was given a dinner time slot (3pm-7pm, which I wanted) but was then moved to a lunch (10am-2pm) just a couple days before the class. This became a problem because I had other things scheduled and felt being bumped was unfair. However the company and I communicated and we agreed on a dinner slot on a different day.
Written June 15, 2022
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Jan T
4 contributions
A cooking class is not something everyone would think about when visiting another country as a tourist. But our travel agency booked this activity for us and, as foodies, my wife and I loved the whole experience! It starts off with a 30 minute tour of La Boqueria market and learning about what it's about and some of the ingredients found there. Then we headed back to the office/kitchen for tapas and cooking. Our group was 9 people and it was not overwhelming at all. We were all able to received instructions well, and our chef, Theresa, was very informative and fun! The cooking part was fun to do together and the food came out delicious! We had tapas and cava to start before we started the actual cooking. By the end, we had made paella, Spanish omelette and a creme brulee! It was definitely a fun and intimate type of experience while learning about Spanish food.
Written April 19, 2022
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TravelLover1682
Ottawa, Canada27 contributions
This was by far the best thing I did in Barcelona. I'm an avid cook and love Mediterranean cuisine, and this experience was more than I expected. Our Chef and host, Gretel, took us on an informative tour of the market where we were given samples of classic Spanish ingredients and learned about the different specialties in each region of Spain. We were then brought back to the beautiful cooking and dining space where we were taught to make authentic seafood paella, tortilla and Catalan cream. Gretel and her team were kind and knowledgeable, and they created a fun, welcoming atmosphere. The food was delicious, and the wine was always flowing! It was the best way to spend my last day in Spain. Thank you so much Gretel and team!
Written July 21, 2022
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Merlot L
1 contribution
Signed up for the full class + walking tour. The class was misleading because it included a "tasting menu" with 10 tapas. The tapas were all very small and on top of that it was all cold. Didn't seem like it was freshly prepared. Only nice part was the paella cooking. I think this class is overpriced given the cold and small tapas that were provided.
Written January 28, 2022
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Michelle C
8 contributions
I can't say enough positive things about this experience. Janelle was a great tour guide and teacher; she made bringing the meal together fun and fully immersive, as we had to engage each of our senses throughout it. It was cool to get to "learn the ropes" and see the sights at La Boqueria before the class so that we could know how to navigate it upon our return later. The tapas, wine and sherry we were served as the class began were wonderful. I never thought I'd try and actually enjoy octopus, but I did. With Janelle's guidance and instruction, we made paella, bread with tomato, tortilla and Catalon cream. If I do say so myself, we did a good job. :-) This is a great activity for anyone looking to do something different and engaging.
Written January 17, 2020
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Steven M
1 contribution
Family
Alfredo and Greta were so nice and personable - we felt welcomed immediately. The food was great, the atmosphere was lively and fun. We were a larger group with ages from 14 to 78 and we all had a good time. Perfect family experience, highly recommended.
Written June 30, 2022
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MSR23
Chevy Chase, MD73 contributions
My family of four (two adults and two teenagers) did the La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class and had a great time. The chef and assistant were very friendly. The tour of the market was informative and not too long, and the cooking class itself was terrific. Delicious food and very informative. The other people in the class were fun to meet. Highly recommend.
Written September 2, 2019
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Philip T
84 contributions
Can’t recommend this enough!
We had such fun.
the market was great to see - with an experienced local chef like Janella, it was a great intro (will be going back for sure).
The cooking class itself was full of local stories and explanations - learnt so much!
We had a great prepping and cooking, and many a glass of wine!
The company was fantastic, the food was excellent and we have made great memories!
Written August 27, 2019
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mrs_un0
Philadelphia, PA255 contributions
Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as you maneuver through all of the kiosks in La Boqueria.

Everything you can think of is at your fingertips from Iberico ham and amazing fresh seafood to sausage made from ostrich.

This market is a must do if you are in Barcelona!
Written September 14, 2021
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maiczm
Houston, TX582 contributions
We enjoyed a Paella Cooking class with Just Royal Bcn very much.
First we went to Boqueria Market to choose all ingredients then to a beautiful kitchen in second floor historic building.
Upon our arrival tapas were ready. Explanation of each tapa and area of Spain was interesting.
Friendly and Charismatic Chef Alfredo was patient in explaining and teaching the steps for all the dished to prepare. It was nice to have as small group of 10.
Fun experience from 10 am 3 pm. Highly recommended.

We stayed in Grand Hotel Central, deluxe room 605, corner room with view of the Gothic Wall. Hotel is within walking distance to Gothic district. Very modern and convenient. Elevator, very fast wifi and breakfast buffet included.
Written December 25, 2019
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Sherpa26376428119
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Best day ever
We had the best day here!! Janelle our chef for the day was fabulous. After the market you are taken to the most be
MichaelB6675
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Lovely culinary experience
This was the first time taking a cooking class in a foreign country and it was delightful from start to finish. Ve
MadameSanmun
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Best Paella
Chef Alfredo and Sergio thank you for a great time, great food and a great time, our new friends en Barcelona....la
CbusPat
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Super fun and informative
While I was intrepid walking up the stairs to the class, I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish! I felt welco
RT220
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Full Immersion Barcelona Experience - Taste, Smell, Touch and Laugh!
The absolute highlight of our Barcelona trip. Chef Alfredo was top-notch, and his right-hand man, Sergio, translat
Bananafana5
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Best Cooking Class!
The food was fantastic and the people even better. It was a wonderful experience for everyone in our family.
ExplorerCF
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Fabulous culinary experience in Barcelona
I highly recommend this experience!! The cooking class was a fantastic experience in Barcelona. Gretel was delight
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What Cooking Class?
We booked a 15:00 class, but they wanted to fill the 10 am class first. We were not in town, so they cancelled our
Lucobb
Lucobb
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Amazing food and very friendly cook!!
It was amazing with the group and the cook!! A great experience to get to know more about Barcelona and their dishe
O7131QZdebral
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Great experience
The whole experience was a complete delight with a great chef and amazing people. Highly recommend !!
D5065WTjackm
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Amazing experience!!!
This review might have been my favorite part of our weeklong Barcelona trip. Our chef was not only a fantastic culi
lenarippstein
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Highly Recommend
We throughly enjoyed our tour of the market, followed by the class. The tapas and paella were delicious. We enjoy
sugerine2019
sugerine2019
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Best cooking class experience
Amazing experience and the food was delicious! Love the tapas appetisers prepared for us while taking us through an
lindaI5170MO
lindaI5170MO
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Yummy, fun, and informative
Fun, informative, and very tasty. Knowledgeable and pleasant instructor who spoke very good english. Could have sp
agkeys1
agkeys1
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Great Cooking Experience
Teresa was an awesome host and chef. Plenty of interaction cooking local cuisine. Don’t eat before you go...plenty
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