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Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
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Head a bit north of the city center, and you’ll find an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood few visitors see. The Village of Gracia is full of some of the city’s best food! Join us to wander the streets of this charming neighborhood and get a look at local daily life! From starting the morning off with a bang (and a bubbly glass of cava, to learning the ins-and-outs of Spanish extra virgin olive oil and meeting locals all along the way, this is the perfect experience for anyone who wants to wander outside the city center.

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Start your morning off with with a bubbly glass of cava and a traditional Catalan breakfast at a family-run Gracia café, where you’ll learn all about champagne’s long-lost cousin.

Next it’s time to pop into the local market, where you’ll meet locals who are experts in what they sell! First up is cured Spanish jamón—we’ll put you to the test when you try two types.

Then you’ll meet the local who started working at her parents’ cheese stall when she was just 12! You’ll taste three different types of cheese, including an award-winning manchego!

After the market, it’s time to visit to a gorgeous olive oil shop, where you’ll get the scoop on Spanish extra virgin olive oil and taste three of the very best.

Now it’s time for a surprising story and a delicious sweet to match. Gracia has traditionally always welcomed immigrants, and that’s why this local opened up his pastry shop 30 years ago after visiting Barcelona on holiday!

Next up it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif at a family-run bodega with a glass of vermouth. This stop wouldn’t be complete with a few favorite bar snacks, so you’ll also taste locally cured Spanish sausage, pickled anchovies and the emblematic pan con tomate! You’ll even get to try your hand at making this Catalán staple!

Now it’s time to visit a traditional local shop specializing in takeaway home-cooked Spanish food! You’ll taste a roasted vegetable salad called escalivada and a hearty meatball and chickpea stew.

Last but not least, it’s time to end on a sweet note! You’ll visit one of the few remaining family-run pastry shops, where you’ll enjoy coffee or tea, and a Catalan pastry created almost a century ago!

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local.

Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Barcelona Food Tour
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Discover two of Barcelona’s most charming neighborhoods—the medieval Born district and the fishermen’s quarter Barceloneta—while popping in and out of family-run shops! Too many visitors simply skim the city’s surface, so let one of our expert guides lead you off the tourist track and right into Barcelona’s winding medieval lanes and fascinating history! Not only will you delve into the traditions of two Barcelona neighborhoods, but you’ll taste the best the city has to offer while meeting the locals behind it all!

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Start your morning off with a traditional Catalan breakfast—a grilled sausage sandwich and a glass of sparkling Spanish cava!

Next, you’ll be whisked away to the local Santa Caterina Market—a far cry from the busy Boquería! You’ll weave in and out of locals doing their shopping as you learn about their daily customs and traditions. Along the way, you’ll make two stops to try 3 types of delicious Spanish cheese, followed by cured meats, including jamón ibérico!

Then you’re off to one of Barcelona’s oldest specialty shops—one of the last of its kind, in fact! You’ll taste three of the shop’s specialties, as well as discover a little hidden secret in the back!

Next, you’re off to try an award-winning croissant at the most acclaimed pastry shop in Barcelona! This is not your typical croissant—get ready for a decadent surprise!

After a morning of exploring (and tasting your way through!) the Born district, it’s time to head towards the fishermen’s district of Barceloneta! Along the way, your expert guide will highlight some of Barcelona’s most interesting corners.

After the short walk, it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif! You’ll head to a local bodega, where you’ll enjoy a glass of vermouth and a pre-lunch nibble as you learn about why places like these were the original Catalan tapas bars!

To finish off, it’s time for a traditional Spanish lunch! You’ll visit a tucked-away restaurant in the fishermen’s district to enjoy salt-cod fritters and fideua (a distant cousin of paella!), alongside fantastic local wine!

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!

Tapas, Taverns & History Tour
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Embark on a journey into Barcelona’s history, culture and delicious tapas scene! You’ll visit three of Barcelona’s best tapas bars as you wind your way through the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and Born neighborhood. But delicious food and great wine are just the start! Your expert guide will bring Barcelona’s magical past to life, helping you truly discover the city! By the end of the night, you’ll have mastered going out for tapas like a local and come away with an insider perspective on this magical city!

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Kick things off at a traditional bodega, or wine shop, where locals still stop by with empty containers to fill up with wine! With a glass of bubbly cava in hand, you’ll taste locally cured meats, cheese, olives and cured tuna belly! You’ll also taste the city’s favorite aperitif—sweet vermouth!

Next, your expert guide will lead you through Barcelona’s stunning Gothic quarter, pointing out hidden corners and letting you in on its secrets on the way to the next tapas bar.

The second tapas bar is a Barcelona establishment! Although it only has four tapas on the menu, they’re all spectacular, which is why this place is almost always overflowing with locals. At this bar, you’ll enjoy fried anchovies, a refreshing tomato salad and grilled Catalan sausage!

Afterwards, it’s time to head to another area—the Born—where your guide will lead you through its narrow streets as you learn even more of Barcelona’s many secrets and myths.

Finally, it’s time for a sit-down meal at one of Barcelona’s most-loved tapas bar. You’ll enjoy a selection of traditional Catalan dishes with unique, modern twists, along with red wine from the Monstant region! Dinner wouldn’t be complete without something sweet—you’ll finish the night with a traditional Spanish dessert and a sweet red wine!

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!

Evening Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour
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Immerse yourself in the world of Spanish wine as an expert wine guide helps you weave your way in and out of three unique Barcelona tapas bars in the gorgeous Born district! From old-school traditional to new and modern, this walking wine tasting is the best way to discover Spanish wine! Paired with delicious tapas, you’ll taste everything from Spanish reds and whites, to sparkling wine, vermouth and sweet wine! By the end of the evening, you’ll be armed with tips for enjoying wine for the rest of your trip, and you’ll have a clearer idea on which bottle to pick up at the supermarket back home!

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Start your night the way most locals do in Barcelona—with a classic aperitif! You’ll enjoy sweet vermouth straight from the tap, and you’ll learn why this delicious fortified wine is making a comeback! You’ll also try two quintessential Barcelona tapas—Iberian ham croquettes and spicy patatas bravas!

Next up, you’ll head to one of Barcelona’s trendiest wine bars. The owners specialize in Catalan wines and boast a fantastic wine list. This is where you’ll dive into the world of sparkling Spanish wine—cava—which is mostly produced in Catalonia! You’ll taste two very different cavas before moving on to something Spain is a little less known for—white and rosé! These refreshing wines will be paired with gourmet, open-faced toasts.

The last stop of the night is at a traditional bodega, or wine store! You’ll learn why wine stores like this one existed in the past, and see how regulars today still bring empty containers to fill up with wine once a week! Along with a traditional Catalan spread of gourmet olives, cheese and cured meats, you’ll taste a range of Spain’s fabulous reds.

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!

Tapas Tour & Flamenco Show
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Flamenco may hail from southern Spain, but that doesn’t mean this passionate tradition can’t be found in Barcelona! If you’d like to learn where flamenco came from and how it made its way to Barcelona, then join us for a night of flamenco and tapas! As you enjoy a traditional aperitif, your expert guide will set the scene for the drama-filled dance you’re about to see! You’ll then head to a hidden venue to watch Barcelona’s best flamenco show! Afterwards, you’ll sit down to a delicious tapas feast—the perfect moment to discuss what you’ve just seen!

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Start the night off with Barcelona’s classic aperitif—sweet vermouth straight from the tap! As your expert guide walks you through the origin of tapas (and how locals do tapas in Barcelona!), you’ll taste pickled anchovies and chorizo cooked in hard cider.

Next, you’ll head to a different kind of bar—a modern bodega! Here, you’ll enjoy a glass of sparkling Spanish cava, along with two quintessential tapas! As you nibble on Iberian ham croquettes and spicy patatas bravas, you’ll hear the history behind flamenco and begin to understand the show you’re about to see!

Afterwards, it’s time for the flamenco show, which takes place within a hidden 17th century palace! With a drink in hand, you’ll make your way to your seat! During this intimate show, you’ll witness the true passion of talented local artists!

After the show, you’ll head to one of Barcelona’s best tapas and wine bars, where you’ll sit down for traditional Catalan tapas, wine, and of course, dessert!

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!