Pleasure your palate with the explosive flavors of Spanish tapas on this 3-hour food tour of Barcelona. In a small group limited to 12, you'll visit some of the city’s best tapas bars and learn about Catalonia's culinary culture from your guide. Enjoy four traditional Spanish drinks, snack on appetizing “pintxos” (Spanish-style snacks), and discover the neighborhoods of El Raval and Poble Sec.
Meet your guide and small group in front of the Arts Centre Santa Mònica on Rambla de Santa Mònica and head away from the regular tourist spots into El Rava;, a colorful area known for its bars and restaurants. Savor your first tapa at a cozy little terrace bar, where you'll choose between botifarra or some salmorejo — two traditional Spanish dishes.
Continue with your guide through a labyrinth of small streets that still sparkle with old world ambiance. You’ll soon arrive at another bodega, known for its exquisite ham and cheese: experience these delicious treats accompanied by a glass of white or red wine.
Next up pay a visit to a typical vermuteria (casual tapas spot). Choose between a vermut (vermouth) or tinto de verano (think sangría, but simpler) and indulge in a Spanish omelette.
While making your way to the adjacent neighborhood of Poble Sec, you'll cross the Avenue of the Parallel, once revered for its entertainment. Marvel at the many theaters, music venues, and cabarets that still line its blocks as you go. Attached to Montijuic, Barcelona’s emblematic hillside, Poble Sec combines a lively neighborhood energy with a feel of authenticity, since it’s off the path of Barcelona’s main tourist trails.
Stop at a bustling bodega for more food and drink. Here, pick you favorite Basque pintxo and wash it down with a glass of cava. Your tour concludes on Parallel Street, beside the metro station of the same name.