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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

  • 3-hour paella and tapas cooking class in Barcelona
  • Visit St. Josep La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
From $37.07
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Evening Cooking ExperienceMost Popular
Evening Cooking Experience. Everyday at 18:00.
From $40.55
Lunchtime Cooking Experience
We run lunchtime Cooking Experiences during the summer season every day at 1pm. It's the same great experience as our evening class, with a more intimate group size.
From $37.07
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'll begin this 2.5- to 3-hour cooking class with a guided trip though St. Josep La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you’ll finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
What to Expect
Meet the chef at a central location that’s just off of Las Ramblas, 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’ll 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 perfect 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 will be served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).

And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you’ll be invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free chupito, or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
Reviews (230)
1 - 5 of 76 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Really fun and well done!

Every time I visit Barcelona I take this cooking class.......it’s fun, well done, and the food is excellent! The teachers are superb-and the people are always a blast! Definitely the best paella ever!!

Thank kstuart777
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great evening

Fair warning, if you go Sunday evening, you won't get to go to the market, because they're closed. Still a fantastic value, lots of fun. Great food, fun meeting other folks in the class as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KimCinGermany
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun experience

We took this class for our first night in Barcelona and we are very glad we did! The tour of the market was great. Our chef Fernando was very fun and did a great job teaching us about paella, pintxos and sangria. We also had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katharine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Educational, fun and delicious

We very much enjoyed this whole experience. Visiting the market to buy the seafood was interesting. Our Chef Fernando was knowledgeable, entertaining and encouraging. Our group of 14 seemed like an ideal size as everyone had the opportunity to prepare food and cook. We learned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank paulsW3253XM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

Great investment for dinner drinks and an interactive cooking experience. I’m pregnant and there was no problem accommodating alternatives and my chicken paella was still lovely. Absolutely enjoyable.

1  Thank gdmp27
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from aaronahchee | Reviewed this property |
The bar had been legally closed down, and the number provided which we called went unanswered
November 9, 2018|
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Response from Locals4136 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but if you read my review it’s not really a “participatory” experience. It’s more of a cooking demo with a few people stirring or cleaning mollusks. :/ And obviously your 14 y/o wouldn’t be drinking the sangria 😂
September 4, 2018|
Response from Paul D |
We would like to make a reservation for the evening of 12/28 but I am not sure how to do that. There are 7 of us who are vacationing for a week in Barcelona and this activity sounds perfect. please let me know what to... More