I think one of the best ways to learn about the culture and the peoples of an area are, is to see how they eat and live. This tour will show you how the people of Barcelona live and eat. Tapas are not just about good food; it is so much more than that. The tapas bars are an extension of out living rooms. It’s where we meet our friends and make new ones. It is a life style and that is what this tour is all about, we are going to show how the people of Barcelona live and eat.
So bring a comfy pair of shoes and an empty stomach.
Our great guides from Eye on Food Tours well bring everything to life on your 3.5 hour journey with a little history and the traditions of these gorgeous neighborhood with good food and yes some tinto de verano/red wine of summer and local sparkling wine called Cava and cold cerveza. With this tour you are going to have wonderful memories of Barcelona’s taste and smells long after your trip is over. Meet your English-speaking guide just outside the Pastisseria/Pastry Shop called La Colmena just in front of (“Jaume I” metro station) before starting your tour. Just around the corner is the first stop on your adventure at this very cute family owned bar with a little terrace. Here is where we’ll you’ll be introduce and wonderful dish called butifarra and salmorejo two truly traditional dishes and some wine.
We’ll navigate through the twisting lanes of the 13th century medieval city at night and as we work our way around this remarkable city, we come up to our next stop on your adventure. Is this little bodega (wine cellar) that has been in the same family for generations. Here we’ll sample exquisite cheeses and iberian ham if never had this ham before your taste buds will be very happy! You can’t stop at a bodega without trying some wine, right? With these tasty flavors will be accompanied by a nice white and red wine.
From there, our Barcelona tapas tour continues in Barri Gotic neighborhood with a brief stop at the Placa del Rei – Barcelones/ The Royal Palace of Barcelona (don’t forget your camera) and a little history tale. Then were off to our next stop, to a typical Vermuteria family owned. Here they have the best Spanish tortilla espanola/Spainish omelette this dish has been around for centuries and it is dish is delicious and some of the best albondigas/meatballs you ever had in your life. Yes you’ll need something to wash this down with, so drink what the locals drink a tinto de verano (like a sangria, but this is what the locals order) and vermut (vermouth) getting full yet? Hope not we have many more stops to visit, so we are off to the next stop.
Now that have seen a good part of the Barric Gotic neighborhood we are off to the El Born neighborhood for some more great food and wine. Our next stop a little hidden gem where you’ll be having boquerones, home made olives & Pimjentos de Padron/ fried peppers and wash it down with some regional wine. As we make our around El Born we’ll make a stop at the 14th century Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Our last stop is a little place that has been around for 90 years. To finish the evening you’ll have the house made cava (sparkling wine) with 2 other delicious tapas. By the end of this tour of the 2 wonderful neighborhoods, you’ll have a much better understanding of our rich culture and what it means to belong to this city we call home. If you want to keep enjoying the evening, Your guides from Eye on Food Tours happy to show you other great spots to go after the tour or for the next day so you make the most of your visit of Barcelona. We are a small team of foodie very passionate of what we do, come and see the real Barcelona with us.