Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
Experience Barcelona like a local and discover Gracia, one of the city's most charming and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods!
- Start the day off with a bang, sipping on cava, the traditional sparkling wine of Spain, with the locals
- Visit the colorful neighborhood market to see, touch, taste and smell the wonderful local produce of Barcelona and Catalonia
- Debunk the myths behind extra virigin olive oil on an expert, crash-course tasting at a gorgeous gourmet shop
- Mingle with the locals as you sip on a traditional Barcelona aperitif at a century-old tavern
- Taste the emblematic dessert of Barcelona, whose recipe dates back to the 14th century
- Bite into "la bomba", Barcelona's anarchist-inspired tapa
- Botifarra, the traditional pork sausage of Catalonia
- A selection award-winning Spanish cheeses
- Cured meats, including famous acorn-fed black-hoof Iberian ham
- A soulful surprise pastry
- Three award-winning extra virigin olive oils
- City's best spicy "bomba" beef and potato croquet
- Make-your-own pan con tomate
- Pickeled anchovies
- Locally-cured pork sausage
- Traditional roasted vegetables
- Homemade meatball stew
- Century-old custard pastry
- Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain
- Spanish vermouth aperitif
- Local beer or wine
What to Expect on Your Tour
Head north of touristy downtown Barcelona and you’ll find the charming Village of Gracia– an authentic and hidden Barcelona neighborhood that reluctantly became a part of the big city at the turn of the last century. Gracia has managed to retain its small town charm, and is bursting with some of the city’s cutest cafés, most authentic bars and most colorful food markets. Tucked away along its narrow streets you will find some of the most delicious food in Barcelona– if you know where to look!
So what makes Gracia so special? During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Barcelona experienced a massive growth, tearing down its city walls and expanding far outside the old historical city. As it grew, it began to swallow up the outlying villages surrounding it, including that of Gracia. But Gracia never lost its strong sense of identity, and to this day it still feels like its very own quiet village, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Barcelona.
As you explore the charming streets of Gracia, you’ll pop in and out of tucked-away family run eateries– many passed down over several generations– to taste their homemade specialties. You’ll meet the people who call Gracia home, and hear the stories behind their family-run businesses, from centuries-old pastry shops to traditional Catalan restaurants and more. And your expert English-speaking guide will give you all the insider’s information along the way, from the culture of eating and drinking in Spain to the history behind each dish you try.
Between bites you’ll walk through some of Gracia’s most emblematic squares, visiting the old town hall (designed by Antonio Gaudi’s right-hand man!) and diving into the rich cultural heritage of this region of Spain. Learn all about the quirky traditions of Catalonia, and if you’re lucky, experience some firsthand on tour, from neighborhood piromaniacs to giant dancing dolls!
As with all Devour Barcelona food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay!
So join us to get off the beaten path and discover the truly authentic side of Barcelona!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
Map Your Tour
Far from the tourist hub, Gracia is full of quiet narrow streets, beautiful squares and lots of multi-generational family-run businesses!
Rave Reviews for This Tour
This is so much more than a food tour as it provides information on the city, it's history and connects you with locals
Devour Barcelona's 4-hour tour introduces you not only to the foods and beverages of Catalan, but also to the fierce pride in deeply-rooted cultural traditions as lived by today's neighborhood inhabitants.
The Gracia tour was truly a highlight of our entire trip to Spain! We loved getting out of the touristy neighborhoods to spend time in such an old, authentic village.