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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 US$ 40.26
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Evening Cooking ExperienceMost Popular
Evening Cooking Experience. Everyday at 18:00.
From US$ 40.26
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 US$ 40.26
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 (258)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Loved it!

I attended this class as a college student on a girls trip spring break. It was amazing food and a ton of fun! We loved how we got to meet many other tourists and became friends with them as we helped prepare the meal. Would...More

2  Thank 769allisond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Must Do!

We had an incredible time during the class! Our chef, Mara, had a vivacious and fun personality which made our group feel closer and the meal more fun. The amount of paella + sangria (and the overall experience) makes the class worth more than the...More

2  Thank B8251ZJadamf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Communication Trouble

I am having a difficult time connecting the director of this activity. If someone could please get back to me with an email to follow up with that would be great.

Date of experience: February 2019
6  Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I ate this scrumptious paella and I don't even eat seafood!

There is something so rewarding about going to the market, purchasing all of your ingredients, learning the production of this incredibly delicious meal and sitting in the company of likeminded individuals as you devour your food that you just cooked! Our chef, Mara, was such...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gabdimperio
Reviewed 18 February 2019
So much amazing seafood paella

Loved this class! Fernando was a great cook and we loved learning how to cook paella with 20 other people! Can not wait to come back home and do this for my friends!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TamaraKnight413
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Hi I checked in my records and I found two numbers Travel Brilliant +34933103747 Or Viator Customer Care 702-939-9839 Actually I found the address of the meeting point, just in case you are in Barcelona, maybe you could... More