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Spanish Cooking

The Mediterranean cuisine has acquired, in recent years, international renown to an unprecedented extent. Many of our chefs have gained international acclaim and our culinary tradition is famous all over the world for its richness and variety. Besides that, our Mediterranean diet is considered to be especially healthy.

Furthermore, this well-deserved reputation of the Spanish gastronomy shared either by professionals or people who just enjoy the art of good eating - is in line with a rising tendency to regard cuisine as a distinctive element of culture. People traveling abroad are increasingly taking interest in gastronomy, since they understand it is an identity sign of the country's culture.

The Story of Tapas

According to The Joy of Cooking, the original tapas were the slices of bread which sherry drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was a practical measure meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry. But soon, enterprising bartenders were putting small snacks on the bread, and the lowly tapa (from tapa derived the verb tapar, "to cover") became as important as the sherry.

Tapas evolved over Spain's history through the incorporation of ingredients and influences from many different cultures and countries. The east coast was invaded by the Romans, who introduced the olive. The invasion of the North African Moors in the 8th century also brought olives to the south, as well as almonds, citrus fruits and fragrant spices. The influence of their 700-year presence remains today, especially in Andalusia. The discovery of the New World brought the introduction of tomatoes, sweet and chili peppers, maize (corn), beans and potatoes.

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Food and Tapas Tours in Barcelona

The cuisine of the various regions of Spain make some of the world’s finest dishes. Rich in tradition and history (Arab, Jewish, Roman, Aztec, and many other cultures have all contributed methods and ingredients), it has an identity of its own. It is sensual yet simple, delicate but unpretentious, folklorist and innovative.

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Gourmet Walk

Gourmet Food Walking Tours

Discover the favorite gourmet stores in the Old Town! We'll start with a visit to the wonderful Boqueria food market, where we'll wander around the fruits, vegetables, fish and meat sections, enjoying the smell and colours of the fresh products.

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Get the Flavour of Barcelona!

Tour Code: MT-BCN-PROM-1
Departures Tuesday - Saturday on Request: 9:30am
Duration: 4hrs
Price for 2: Weekdays 270€  Weekends 320€ 
Additional Persons : 20€ Includes: Licensed Guide, Chocolate stop, Cava and Cheese Stop

Itinerary:
We'll continue to the Old Town to find a variety of stores offering their best local specialties: wine, olive oil, chocolate, cheese, ham, turron, wine, nuts... Many of the stores we'll visit are more than one hundred years old and still keep their original decoration.

Chocolate Walk

Sweet Walking Tours

The Old Town hides many great places for sweets and deserts lovers that you wouldn't find on your own!

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Sweet Barcelona!

Tour Code: MT-BCN-PROM-2
Departures Tuesday - Saturday on Request: 9:30am
Duration: 4hrs
Price for 2: Weekdays 270€  Weekends 320€ 
Additional Persons : 20 € Includes: Licensed Guide, Chocolates, Entry Fees

Itinerary:
We'll start with a visit to the wonderful Boqueria food market, where apart from its many exotic fresh fruits there are also splendid candy, nuts and chocolate stands. Then we'll continue to the Gothic Quarter to find a variety of stores offering their best sweet specialties: chocolate, turron, cookies, pastries, cakes, candy, ice cream, cheese, nuts... Many of the stores we'll visit are more than one hundred years old and still keep their original decoration. The tour will end at the Chocolate Museum.

Tapas Route

Tapas & Wine Tasting

We'll hop from tapas bar to tapas bar in the Old Town, discovering specialties from different regions of Spain (Catalonia, the Basque Country, Galicia...) and different types of venues (from dusty taberns to trendy creative tapas bars). A unique way to experience the city like a local!

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Tour Code: MT-BCN-TAPAS-3
Tastings :Day 12:30pm Night 8:00pm
Duration: 4 hrs.
Cost: 200 € + Food and Wine

The tour begins at La Boqueria, in the heart of La Rambla, is one of Barcelona's most interesting markets and the most visited market of Europe. It is a place where you can enjoy a lively, vibrant atmosphere in surroundings where the cries of the stallholders and the daily bustle intermingle. It is arguably one of the best places to get to know the character of the people of Barcelona, where making a purchase is not just a mere financial transaction but goes much further in the sphere of human relations.

We'll hop from tapas bar to tapas bar in the Old Town, discovering specialties from different regions of Spain (Catalonia, the Basque Country, Galicia...) and different types of venues (from dusty taberns to trendy creative tapas bars). A unique way to experience the city like a local!

The average cost is 3 to 10 euro / person at each stop, depending on the chosen tapas and the drinks as well as the number of people (as tapas are dishes to share, it's less expensive going for tapas in group than in couple). This price is calculated for 2-3 tapas per bar + 1 drink. We reccomend to have at least 4-5 different stops per tour.

Please remember to include the tourguide's expenses.

NOTE: the tapas bars at the Boqueria market can only be included during daytime from Monday to Saturday

Bike and Tapas

Bike & Food Tour

2 Bike tours to discover the markets of Barcelona or to just take in the historical sites with 2 stops for Tapas on the way.

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