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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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iconOffered in: English
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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 begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
  • Visit La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
  • Make your own Spanish tapas
  • Enjoy sangria throughout the night
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Starter
Tapas
Freshly prepared Spanish 'Pinchos' made with traditional hams and cheeses.
Main
Paella
A delicious traditional Seafood paella, prepared with fresh ingredients from the local market.
Your chef’s recipes and local Spanish cooking and dining tips
An invitation to join us for a free chupito at nearby bar
Local chef
Tapas, paella, and drinks
Interactive seafood paella making workshop
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Market visit on Sunday's and national holidays (market it closed)
Travellers Nest Bar , Carrer de la Boqueria, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet the chef at a central Barcelona location, 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 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 perfectly 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 is served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).

And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you're invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free "chupito," or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Travel Brilliant
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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star-5
Best Barcelona Experience
Melissa_E
, Jun 2022
If you’re considering booking this class DO IT NOW. Wow. What an amazing experience. Not only was the paella so delicious, the class was super fun and everyone got a chance to help cook. Would recommend this 10/10!!!!
star-5
Recommended
stanley_c
, Jun 2022
Francesco was wonderful. Not only was he very funny, he also gave some excellent cooking tips, and this home chef truly appreciated what he imparted. He explained each step in the process, from the chopping of vegetables to the cleaning of seafood to...just everything. Having never attempted paella at home, I now feel more than confident to give it a try. It was a wonderful 2.5-3 hours that will be a treasured memory of our visit to Barcelona. One tip: Bring some water with you. The sangria is wonderful and plentiful, but it was so hot and it wasn't until the very end of the meal that couple of small pitchers of water were place on the table (with no glasses). That would be my quibble, and I think they should address it. Heck, even charge another euro for the tour and have a lot of water bottles on hand in the kitchen/dining area. Otherwise, this tour was wonderful, and if you take it, I hope get Francesco as your guide/teacher.
star-5
Our family had a great...
samira_w
, Jun 2022
Our family had a great time and met some fun people. It was a wonderful experience to shop the wonderful market and then go back and cook with new friends. The only bummer was that there was no air conditioning and we had to ask for water each time.
star-5
Definitely a must
Allison_S
, Jun 2022
All the unique characteristics of the various people. We went with The Chef to get the fresh seafood and then back to his cooking school to make the paella. Very interactive.
star-2
Poor group management leaves bad taste
Kelly_H
, Jun 2022
We had so looked forward to this cooking experience, however, we were disappointed by the lack of group management displayed when part of the group was laggng far behind the tour chef in a very busy area of La Rambla, and again while the paella was cooking, leaving the majority of the group to sit in a very hot room (A/C was broke) for 30 min with nothing to do but drink sub-par Sangria. The experience description stated we were supposed to learn how to make sangria, which didn't not happen.
star-5
We had so much fun at...
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
We had so much fun at Kako's cooking class! Went with a group of friends and we loved the market he took us to pick out our food with time to explore on our own. The whole class was super laid back and casual. It was also in a great area to walk around after for night life.
star-5
Paella Cooking in Barcelona
winiferm
, Jun 2022
This was a very fun and educational experience. The paella was delicious as was the sangria. We met amazing people - wonderful time!!
star-5
Seafood Paella Cooking Class
Nancy_B
, Jun 2022
The experience was such fun. Meeting new people was fabulous. Excellent instruction and chef. Highly recommend.
star-5
Phenomenal!
Katia_Z
, Jun 2022
Fantastic Experience! Gerard was knowledgeable, talented, and charismatic. Everyone in the group got along very well and collaborated throughout the entire evening. The test kitchen was the perfect setting for the cooking class and we walked away with immense knowledge on Paella and Sangria, plus so much more!
star-5
Great Experience!
Judy_O
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed the trip to the open market to select the ingredients, learned how to clean the various fish, and the result was delicious!
star-5
Wonderful experience and...
Althea_B
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience and a great host!! The food that we made was delicious and the paella was the best that I’ve had.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Chef Manny was awesome.
Jake_K
, Jun 2022
Fun and informative, very laid back atmosphere. Met some fun people on the tour and class. Class was the perfect size.
star-5
Foodie lover
Yvette_C
, Jun 2022
This was so much fun. I had a great time learning about paella and how to make it. I wish there was air conditioning and maybe water available for everyone since the kitchen was hot. It still was a unique experience that I’ll never forget and I feel like now when I go back home to make the dish I can say I learned in Spain.
star-1
Could have been great but tunred around to kind of boring.
Claire_B
, Jun 2022
We did not really get the participate in cooking. The market was closed so also nop tour or extra info on the ingredients. Sangria was good but we had to ask for more. Fingerfood was a small plate of charcuterie and chips. It was a very basic paëlla and the cook started cleaning with heavy smelling products while we were eating. Also not very friendly when we were eating and we had to take water ourselfs. The location was great. It all started very great but then turned around during cooking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Rip off
Brian_K
, Jun 2022
Victor.com canceled then charged us. A few day or two before the activity we got a txt that the event was canceled.
star-5
Perfect evening
janice_m
, Jun 2022
Paella was incredible. Kako was excellent. He was thoroughly organized with food prep sangria mixture and cheese and salami and chips. His presentation was done so well would highly recommend this to anyone wishing to experience authentic paella
star-5
Great fun!
Timothy_B
, Jun 2022
What fun! The group experience was a joy, from going to the market to the prep to the cooking to the eating! Bring friends if you can—it makes the experience so much more enjoyable.
star-5
Can’t miss opportunity!
Lara_K
, Jun 2022
This was a once in a life time experience! The kitchen was beautiful, our group was so friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious!!
star-5
A truly great experience!
Katie_S
, Jun 2022
We met so many cool people and learned so much about Catalan cuisine! It was great and Manuel was awesome!!
star-5
First Day in Barcelona
Debbie_Q
, Jun 2022
Chef Manuel was AMAZING and informative throughout the entire experience. Definitely would recommend this excursion.

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