With its lively city beaches, amazing architecture and cosmopolitan vibe, no wonder that the Catalan capital of Barcelona, eclipses even Madrid as the most popular travel destination in Spain. Stroll down the legendary Las Ramblas boulevard with its street performers, flower stalls and theatres, pay homage to the epic and mind-boggling creations of Gaudi and his art nouveau contemporaries, drink sangria and watch the surfers, volleyball players and sun worshippers on Barceloneta beach…. there’s no shortage of things to do in this larger than life metropolis.
You’ve probably guessed by now, that at Catavino, we believe the best way to understand and experience a culture is via its food – and in this respect Barcelona offers some of the richest experiences anywhere in the world! A visit to the legendary La Boqueria food market, where the Catalonia’s best chefs do their groceries, is a must – but why not take a guided walking tour with cookery lessons afterwards? Or what about a gastronomic walking tour of the Gothic quarter, where you discover the authentic tapas bars and their culinary specialties (like razor clams, Spanish meatballs, and llonganissa sausage, and of course that Catalan classic pan amb tomaquet (tomato & bread), as well as the Modernista cafes serving chocolate and churros and the backstreet bars where the locals go for a shot of Vermouth before lunch?
Wine lovers won’t go thirsty in Barcelona either. The sparkling white wine known as Cava (aka Catalan/Spanish champagne) is produced in the neighbouring Penedes region, and you can either sample it in the city bars or take a day trip to some of region’s top wineries, for vineyard tours – and tastings! Gorgeous art nouveau cellars, beautiful scenery (usually accompanied by great weather!) and fun and friendly locals make private tours from Barcelona a real treat! Slightly further afield is another top wine-producing zone, in the form of the Priorat. Take a tour of a boutique winery or two and you’ll discover some fantastic reds and still and sparkling whites, including ecological wines. Most excursions include rustic lunches, either homemade or in an authentic Catalan restaurant.
Below find our current list of recommended food and wine experiences to be enjoyed in and around Barcelona. Or better yet, contact us for a Customized Tour just for you!
This chauffeured excursion is for wine lovers visiting Barcelona and seeking out a VIP experience. The ancient wine region of...Learn More
On this four hour Barcelona Cooking Class and Market Tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity to ease your way into...Learn More
TOUR INTRODUCTION Barcelona is an international, cosmopolitan city that blurs the lines between quaint Mediterranean port and modern, bustling...Learn More