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Barcelona Tapas Tour “en el barrio”
- 3 hours
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Join this food envy-inducing Barcelona tour for three hours of power eating - Spanish-style. Join locals as they indulge in the fine art of eating and drinking, something Spaniards are champions at. By the end of the tour, you'll know your banderillas from your bacalao, even if you can't pronounce them.
* Indulge in traditional Catalan tapas cuisine from the famous pa amb tomaquet (bread with tomato) to highly elaborated appetizers accompanied by a glass of wine or a local aperitif
* Immerse yourself in the buzz of street life and listen to stories of the past and everyday life of the once notorious Raval quarter
* Experience the wine and cava (sparkling wine) culture of Catalonia
* Mingle with the locals in their neighbourhood
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher then your tour is confirmed. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting point. If you need to contact us for any reason please use the number on your voucher during business hours.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable.
This tour is not recommended for children below the age of 14. Please note that alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by persons aged 18 years old and up.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Meet your English-speaking guide in front of the Art Centre Santa Monica at the bottom of the Ramblas (Metro Station ‘Drassanes’) before setting off on a Barcelona food tour like no other.
We take you away from the touristy spots and into local neighbourhoods, like the once notorious no-go-area Raval, which nowadays features a unique blend of ambitious new architectural projects with the traditional, multi-ethnic life of the barrio. Just a stone’s throw away, you will enjoy the first tapas experience of the night at a cosy little bodega - a wine cellar. The delicious tapas on offer varies daily as they change their menu according to what’s in season, so what you get will always be a surprise.
The next tapas bar awaits us and we navigate our way through a labyrinth of small streets that still retain their old-world ambience. In contrast to the previous tapas bar, this one has a more modern approach to its cuisine. You can, for example, try aubergine with honey and cinnamon – a truly contemporary and delicious dish.
From there, our Barcelona tapas tour continues as we cross the Rambla de Raval, the multicultural heart of the Raval, and have a look at the cat sculpture of the Columbian artist, Fernando Botero. On the way to the adjacent neighbourhood of Poble Sec we will cross Parallel, once known for its Montmartre-style entertainment, which is still cluttered with theatres, music venues, and cabarets.
Poble Sec is attached to the Montjuic, Barcelona’s emblematic hillside. Still very central, it combines the charm of a lively neighbourhood with an authentic local feel away from the main tourist trails. Our next stop is a vibrant bodega, where you can choose your favourite Basque pintxos, and from there we will visit another bodega, which is spacious and has a wide selection of local wines and delicious and very elaborate tapas.
Throughout this Barcelona tour, as you delight in the discovery of new tastes, flavours and dishes, your guide will give you insights into local gastronomic specialties and anecdotes of the city's history and local neighbourhood life. Eating tapas is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, no doubt about that, and a great way to connect with the daily lives of the locals. At some point during this tour, you will likely meet some of the local characters in the barrio and perhaps even get drawn into a conversation or two. You never know what the night has in store!