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Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina) Tours

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Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina)
Locals and travelers alike flock to Barcelona’s Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina) for its 100+ stalls filled with fresh produce and delicious gourmet foods from around Spain. Admire the beautiful architecture of this renovated space—it was the first covered market in the city—with its undulating tiled roof and high wooden ceilings.
 
The Basics
Get a taste of local Spanish cuisine and local delicacies with a visit to Santa Caterina Market, where vendors hawk everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to olive oil and ham (jamón). Come to grab a quick snack, take a seat and enjoy a drink, or take a guided food tour through the tantalizing stalls. Most tours include an informative walk through the market plus a stroll around the nearby Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) to visit top attractions such as the Barcelona Cathedral and the Picasso Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Santa Caterina Market is a must-visit for architecture and food lovers.
  • Book a tasting tour of Barcelona and experience some of the best food the city has to offer.
  • The market is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The market is located in the La Ribera district, a short walk from many top Barcelona attractions, such as the Picasso Museum. Take the L4 metro line to Jaume I station or bus 17, 19, 40, or 45 to Santa Caterina Market.
 
When to Get There
Santa Caterina Market is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and to 8:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Get there early in the day to avoid long lines and to sample some of the freshest foods.
 
Barcelona’s First Covered Market
Since its opening in 1848, the Santa Caterina Market has been a covered market. After more than 150 years, the market underwent extensive renovations, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Enric Miralles, including a brand-new roof with more than 325,000 ceramic tiles in more than 60 colors, representing the various fruits and vegetables sold inside. The original facade of the Catalan market remains to keep with tradition.
Address: Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona 08003, Spain
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Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour

Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour

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Savor Barcelona’s incredible culinary scene during this 4-hour excursion combining a food market tour and stops at local eateries. Get lost in the maze of produce, seafood, and candy at the iconic La Boquería off the Las Ramblas. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a snack of ‘pintxos’ (northern-Spanish-style tapas) at local bar. Then explore the amazing architecture and food on display at Santa Caterina Market before finishing at a restaurant specializing in traditional meat dishes. All snacks and wine, plus a guide are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Tapas and Wine Tasting

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Experience the culture and cuisine of Barcelona on this electric bike, tapas, and wine tour. Follow your knowledgeable guide through the atmospheric streets of the Catalonia's capital in search of landmarks such as the El Born Cultural Centre and Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish sculpture. Absorb the botanical beauty of Parc de la Ciutadella, and admire the picturesque charm of La Barceloneta port. Appease an appetite for authenticity by visiting a local bar to feast on up to four tapas dishes and three drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$70.12
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Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

Barcelona e-Bike Gaudí Highlights or Bohemian Neighborhoods Small Group Tour

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Glide around Barcelona’s most alluring attractions on an electric bike tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the ease of riding a smooth and speedy electric bike as your guide takes you to legendary landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia. Select from two different itineraries according to your interests, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of Catalonia’s vibrant capital. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where the number of participants is limited.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

Barcelona Electric Bike Small Group Tour with Skip-the-Line Sagrada Familia

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Explore the beautiful city of Barcelona on an easy-to-ride electric bike during this sightseeing tour. Accompanied by a local guide, see all of the Catalonian capital’s spectacular sight while exerting minimum energy. Sail past landmarks like El Born Centre Cultural while your guide offers insight into the history and culture of the city. Absorb the architectural eccentricity of Antoni Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia during relaxed free time there, and sail past long lines at the entrance hall with a priority access pass. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tastes and Traditions of Barcelona Day Food Tour

Tastes and Traditions of Barcelona Day Food Tour

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Get a taste for Barcelona like a true local thanks to this food tour covering the city’s El Born and Barceloneta areas. Shop like a resident for cured meats and cheeses during a visit to the bustling Santa Caterina Market, enjoy tastings at more than a dozen authentic Catalan establishments, and dig into a home-cooked lunch of 'Paella' prepared at one of Barcelona's oldest restaurants.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$107.64
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Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour

Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour

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Discover Picasso’s Barcelona on this electric bike tour. Cruise through the city, admiring the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, the trendy shops and restaurants of El Born, the Gaudí fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella, and the seaside charms of Barceloneta. Travel back in time to experience the Barcelona that Picasso knew and loved.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Markets Food Tour with a Local Chef

Barcelona Markets Food Tour with a Local Chef

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Taste premium Spanish products at two of Barcelona's most famous markets on this walking food tour. A professional chef leads you to his favorite vendors and specialty stalls at the Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets, where local cooks and the city’s top restaurants go to stock up on quality ingredients. Sample specialties like manchego cheese, Iberian ham, chorizo, olive oil, and fresh tomatoes while learning about the classic building blocks of Spanish cooking.
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  • 2 hours
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Barcelona in One Day eBike Small Group Tour

Barcelona in One Day eBike Small Group Tour

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During This Full Gaudí Experience on ebike you will explore the whole city with us from bottom to top and get to know Antoni Gaudí´s major monuments and other famous modernism buildings. You will be able to bike up to the Park Güell as the one and only way to cycle up there is on an electric bike. Learn all about the majestic Sagrada Familia while your expert guide tells you amazing stories about it. Enjoy the most stunning views upon the whole city in the enchanting Park Güell. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our charming Citadelle Park, admire the sophisticated El Born neighbourhood and bike through the hidden lanes of a secret spot: Vilá de Grácia. End up the whole experience with a stroll in one of the most elegant streets of Europe, Paseo de Grácia, where your guide will show you the two most emblematic buildings built by Gaudí, Casa Milá and Casa Battló.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$93.89
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Barcelona Premium Tour : Private Food Tour including 6 tastings with drinks

Barcelona Premium Tour : Private Food Tour including 6 tastings with drinks

Curb your appetite with the tastiest tapas and the best local drinks while you embark on a culinary journey through Barcelona! Enjoy the extensive menu full of traditional Spanish delicacies, with the Mediterranean flavors of garlic and olive oil taking center stage. Give yourself a chance to create remarkable food memories and to discover the city's heavenly food scene during this private local food tour. And we have included 6 delicious tastings only for you! ✔ Discover one of the oldest Xurrerias in town. ✔6 Delicious tastings included. ✔Treat yourself with the famous patatas bravas and a glass of vermouth ✔Indulge in the finest Iberian ham. ✔Finish your tour at the local family bar ✔Explore nearby markets and neighborhoods. ✔It can be 100% adjusted to your food preferences. ✔Private tour: only you and your host. ✔Explore the vibrant Santa Caterina Market. ✔Enjoy Barcelona as a local yourself.
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  • 2 hours
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$112.91
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Barcelona's Private Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

Barcelona's Private Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

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Gastronomy is one of the most important ingredients of Barcelona's cultural heritage. Join your favourite local on this journey to explore the 3 best markets in Barcelona: Sant Antoni market, Boqueria market and Santa Caterina market. Wander one of the world’s best fresh market, Sant Antoni, for a rich variety of local products. And the cherry on top, enjoy the mouth-watering ham, cheese, sausages and olives served with a glass of wine. You will also enjoy the most commonly eaten dish in Spain, Tortilla de Patatas. You will move on to La Boqueria, one of the largest markets in Spain. Try the always classic Paella with cava, move on to a street food classic, the croquettes, and eat the freshly made selection of seafood dishes. Your host will then show you city highlights and architecture while walking towards the colourful Santa Caterina market. Quench your thirst with an exotic local juice.
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  • 3 hours
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$110.53
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Barcelona Re-Born Tour

Barcelona Re-Born Tour

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Barcelona is one of the most visited cities on the planet. This popularity means it is hard to escape overcrowded and super touristy areas. This tour is for travellers who want to experience the beauty of the old medieval town while also having an authentic local experience. We will explore El Born, one of the most visually stunning neighbourhoods. What makes this tour special is the intimacy of walking quieter, peaceful, and atmospheric streets with less tourists, less microphones, less souvenir shops. We prioritize sustainable tourism - protecting the integrity of Barcelona and avoiding a 'Disneyland' feel. As a team of professional guides we will inspire in you a love for Barcelona while seeing some breathtaking buildings and sharing the historical emotional rollercoaster. Along the way we will visit a local cafe for the best coffee in Barcelona, we will visit a local non-touristy market where you can get delicious and cheap tapas, and a local bakery for some award-winning sweets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Barcelona Markets Food Tour, Paella & Tapas Workshop with Unlimited Drinks

Barcelona Markets Food Tour, Paella & Tapas Workshop with Unlimited Drinks

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Learn all about the local gastronomy exploring 2 of the best markets in town (Boqueria and Santa Caterina) and visit traditional groceries selected by a professional chef. During the tour, we invite you to taste delicious local specialties: Olive Oil taste, Vinegar, Olives, Iberian Ham, Tomatoes, Manchego Cheese, Pork sausage... Back to school, you will learn the insights of Mediterranean cuisine with hands-on experience provided. After a great cooking session, we will taste our food and enjoy the lunch with a good selection of Cava and Wine (unlimited). Menu: Seafood Paella, Gazpacho, Patatas Bravas, Baked Onion, Carpaccio with Xató Sauce, Catalan Cream… Have fun and delight yourself with this special experience in a Premium Small Group Tour.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$118.84
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Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Private Walking Tour

Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Private Walking Tour

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Taste your way through Barcelona on this private afternoon tour of the city’s rich culinary scene. See where locals go to shop for fresh meat, produce, and specialty products at the bustling La Boqueria and Santa Caterina markets. Sample typical Catalonian ‘pintxos’ and other dishes, along with Spanish wines, at a top-notch tapas bar and a renowned restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
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$145.14
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Withlocals Barcelona Bites & Flavours Covid-19 Regulated PRIVATE Food Tour

Withlocals Barcelona Bites & Flavours Covid-19 Regulated PRIVATE Food Tour

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Meet a local guide for an exclusive private tour and insight into Barcelona’s food scene. Highlights include a visit to the Santa Caterina Market, Spanish beer in the trendy El Born neighborhood, patatas bravas (a local vermouth) in Raval, and chocolate churros at one of the oldest xurrerias (churro shops) in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.12
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$70.12
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Private Barcelona's Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

Private Barcelona's Favourite Markets Tour: 10 Tastings

Gastronomy is one of the most important ingredients of Barcelona's cultural heritage. Join your favourite local on this journey to explore the 3 best markets in Barcelona: Sant Antoni market, Boqueria market and Santa Caterina market. Wander one of the world’s best fresh market, Sant Antoni, for a rich variety of local products. And the cherry on top, enjoy the mouth-watering ham, cheese, sausages and olives served with a glass of wine. You will also enjoy the most commonly eaten dish in Spain, Tortilla de Patatas. You will move on to La Boqueria, one of the largest markets in Spain. Try the always classic Paella with cava, move on to a street food classic, the croquettes, and eat the freshly made selection of seafood dishes. And that’s just the beginning; there’s more food to come! Quench your thirst with an exotic local juice, and cheer with a drink together with your local host before saying goodbye at Santa Caterina market.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.53
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$110.53
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Barcelona markets food tour with a local chef

Barcelona markets food tour with a local chef

Embark on a food walk with a professional chef and explore two famous Barcelona markets while learning about the products and sampling numerous Spanish specialities. • Nibbles are included throughout the tour: sample local delicacies like olives, ham, Manchego cheese, chorizo and more! • Market tour for up to 12 people • Local host Alex is a chef specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, rice dishes, and traditional gastronomy. He is the owner of the restaurant El Groc, a reference in Vilanova i la Geltrú. • This experience is bookable as a private event only
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  • 2 hours
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$63.87
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Barcelona Local Mercado Premium Tour : Picnic in Ciutadella Park Special

Barcelona Local Mercado Premium Tour : Picnic in Ciutadella Park Special

Discover Barcelona's oldest mercado! Under this iconic architectural gem, a bustling market comes to life. Feast your senses with colorful sights and tasty food. From Spanish ham to cheese and fruits- you name it! Enjoy the delights you've chosen in a little picnic in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. ✔ Pick the best ingredients for a very local picnic. ✔ Relax & unwind at the Ciutadella Park. ✔ Explore & feel the vibes of a local market. ✔ Catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle. ✔ 100% personalized to your wishes. ✔ Private tour: only you & your host. Mercado de Santa Caterina is a beautiful market in the Born neighborhood. I can tell you all about the products you can find here, and what groceries the locals get in order to prepare traditional Spanish dishes. Next let's head to the Ciutadella Park and wander around the Basilica de Santa María del Mar and the Born cultural & memorial center.The biggest attraction in the park is The Cascada, a waterfall in the middle of the park
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes
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$141.43
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$141.43
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Barcelona Born Traditional Food Tour

Barcelona Born Traditional Food Tour

A flavor packed adventure, diving right into the beginnings of Barcelona – you will taste your way through the El Born & Gothic quarters where real Catalan flavors will be waiting at every twist and turn. You’ll taste 8 Catalan specialties thanks to your local expert guide. Visit a historical and iconic food market where you’ll meet the vendors and taste the fresh produce specially selected for you. You’ll move on to tapas, the delicious fried croquettas washed down with a fresh beer or traditional Vermouth in a family owned shop stuck in time. You’ll finish with dessert with mouth-watering hot chocolate and heavenly treats made by the nuns of convents and monasteries across the country.
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  • 3 hours
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$89.14
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$89.14
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Child friendly Barcelona tour and photo session

Child friendly Barcelona tour and photo session

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You will walk around Barcelona’s most beautiful spots with a local professional photographer to capture the lively moments of your family on vacation. I will compile your family holiday photo album and show you around. We will do a photo walk through hidden spots of Barcelona’s old town, enjoy the architecture, pop some soap bubbles in the park, snack on fresh fruit from the local farmers market, dip our toes in the Mediterranean sea, count the mandarines on a mandarin tree. Together we will learn interesting things about Barcelona’s history and culture, and see and do many more things for both little travellers and parents to enjoy. And I will take lively pictures of you while we explore Barcelona together. This is a way to have a fun child friendly experience with a local and receive a professional holiday photo album to remember your Barcelona adventure. Within 3 days you receive a gallery of 70 (minimum) pictures, all retouched and in high resolution.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$58.06
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$58.06
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Barcelona Hidden Gems: Secret Passages & Rooftop Bar Private Tour

Barcelona Hidden Gems: Secret Passages & Rooftop Bar Private Tour

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First-time Barcelona visitors that want to see the popular tourist sights—and enjoy a few of the city's hidden gems—can see the best of Barcelona with this private sightseeing experience. You can walk on the tree-lined Passeig del Born, learn about Spanish cuisine at the Santa Caterina Market, see the city's famed Arc de Triomf. End your day with unbeatable views while you sip a cocktail at a rooftop bar, complete with a city skyline backdrop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.31
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$71.31
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Semi Private Tour of Barcelona

Semi Private Tour of Barcelona

Enjoy a semi-private tour up to 9 people of Barcelona's top sites, accompanied by a professional guide. You will meet your guide and group at the Sagrada Familia, ready for your 4-hour introduction into the city. Your group will be a maximum of 9 people, ensuring that you have an intimate touring experience and are able to ask the guide any questions you may have. You will visit the Sagrada Familia indoor with skip-the-line tickets, where you will discover, with the help of the professional guide, the history of this monument and of Gaudì himself. Your tour will continue to Barcelona's medieval Gothic Quarter, where you will learn all about St Katherine's Market and Barcelona's cathedral. This tour is a great introduction to the diverse sides of Barcelona's past and present. Do not miss an affordable way to get an introduction to the city without compromising on quality with this semi-private tour of Barcelona.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.56
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$148.56
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Barcelona Semi Private Tour

Barcelona Semi Private Tour

This well-organized tour offers a great overview of Barcelona in just 4 hours. Skip the line with prepaid tickets to Sagrada Familia and learn about the design of this fantastical cathedral in the intimacy of a small group. Ride the metro to St. Katherine’s Market for a more contemporary architectural experience. Walk the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter to learn about the city’s early history before your tour concludes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.56
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Mediterranean Cuisine Experience in Barcelona

Mediterranean Cuisine Experience in Barcelona

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Experience Barcelona’s El Born neighborhood on a 4-hour food tour. Begin with a trip through Santa Caterina Market, picking out fresh ingredients such as jamón ibérico, Manchego cheese, and olive oil. Then head to your cooking class in the heart of the city and learn the secrets behind these local ingredients as you prepare a meal with a chef. Taste as you go and enjoy servings of cava and wine with lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.02
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Modernist route through Barcelona

Modernist route through Barcelona

Are you a lover of architecture? Well, on this tour of the most popular architecture in Barcelona, we are going to discover the most famous facades, we are going to stroll through the historic neighborhoods of the capital. Do you want to immerse yourself in the origins of Barcelona city?
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  • 3 hours
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$53.48
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