Insider Boqueria Market Tour

Visit the famous Boqueria market like a local and beat the crowds. See this vibrant market come to life and learn about Barcelona's incredible food and ingredients!

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Includes: Insider's Boqueria visit with jamón, cheese, olives & fruit + sinfully-good hot chocolate at an iconic breakfast cafe
Tour Size: Semi Private
Times: 8:30am
Duration: 2 hours

What's Included

  • Visit the Boqueria Market as soon as it opens in a small, intimate group-- no crowds!
  • An expert food guide who will show you the most authentic ingredients in local Catalan cuisine.
  • Tastings at 5 different food stalls and chats with the vendors-- the true experts!
  • A look at Barcelona's controversial tourism industry and how tourism has affected icons like La Boqueria.
  • A delicious comparison of the best Iberian hams and cured meats-- learn what makes the best the best!
  • Breakfast after the market visit at a famous café from 1870-- rich Spanish hot chocolate anyone?

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for vegetarians or vegans.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    Join an incredible early-morning discovery of the famous Barcelona Boqueria Market.

    Our early morning Boqueria Market Tour arrives just as the stallholders are setting up, and long before the tourist crowds start to arrive. You'll have a peek behind the scenes with our favorite vendors, and learn about where Spain's abundance of meats, seafood and produce come from. You'll meet locals who have worked in the market for decades and hear their stories. You'll also learn about how the Boqueria Market has changed over time, and how over-tourism is contributing negatively to this iconic market.

    Our visit will contribute to the market in a sustainable way: we will be in a small group of six guests maximum and we will visit and support various family-run stalls. You will also learn about how to be responsible visitors to Barcelona, and see the city from a local perspective with your local guide!

    Our Boqueria Market Tour also includes a delicious breakfast at a nearby breakfast café called a 'granja' -- this one has been open since 1870 and has a fascinating history! Come early and hungry, and join us on this unforgettable daytime food tour.

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    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!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Las Ramblas
    Places we'll visit Boqueria Market - Las Ramblas - Barcelona City Center

    Visit La Boqueria Market located in Barcelona's beautiful historic center and emblematic Las Ramblas street.

    Ending point Boqueria Market
    Great question! A Devour Barcelona food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible city of Barcelona. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Barcelona's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Barcelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 2 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers less than 1km (about 1/2 a mile)
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 6 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    Yes! Families are welcome to join this early morning tour. If you are looking for a kids specific tour, also check out our Barcelona for Kids walking tour.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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