Paella & Tapas Cooking Class in Barcelona

People love to travel, they want to see the world and taste the world. We believe that the best way to do so is to have a hands-on culinary experience that lets you discover the world through all your senses. No more cravings for Spanish and Catalan food when you’re back home. Learn how to cook it!

Join our cooking experience with our local chef at “Sent Soví”, one of the best cooking workshops in Barcelona. You will be taught how to create typical Spanish and Catalan dishes, discovering the secrets of our traditional cuisine.

Each class begins with a visit to a local market, Santa Caterina market; where your senses will be enlightened by the colorful array of fresh goods while you stroll around the different stalls learning the importance of choosing the finest ingredients.

Opened in 1848, the Santa Caterina market was the first covered market in Barcelona. It has recently been completely renovated with a modern look but in keeping with a traditional Catalan market. The brightly coloured undulating roof was designed by architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. This extraordinary new roof consists of 325,000 ceramic pieces of over 60 colours representing the colours of the fruit and veg sold inside.

After some hard work in the kitchen – sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious meal, with some Spanish wine and great company!

This activity includes :

A variety of four seasonal tapas

Traditional paella

2 glasses of wine

*For any food allergies menu could be changed upon request

Paella & Tapas Cooking Experience

Days: Saturdays

Hours: 13:00


* If you want to reserve a date that is not available, contact us here.

Gastronomic Workshop

Tailor-made gastronomic experiences.

We organize private classes for you (upon request).

Small groups.

Fresh, seasonal, locally grown ingredients.

Spanish Cooking Workshop in Barcelona


This experience is for anyone interested to brush up on their culinary skills and learn some new techniques in one of Europe’s foodie capitals. Whether you’re interested in mastering the methods of Catalan tapas or want to learn how to make a traditional Spanish paella.


One of The Barcelonian’s Day Tours is our gastronomic experience, Spanish and Catalan cooking class, the perfect hand-on experience. We will show you the authentic Barcelona through its cuisine.


El Born is part of the Ciutat Vella (old city) of Barcelona and sits within a larger district officially called Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera.

Located in between the Gothic Quarter and the Ciutadella Park, El Born is one of Barcelona‘s trendiest and most popular neighborhoods. Home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, it is not only one of the most historic areas of Barcelona but also one of its liveliest.


At The Barcelonian we believe in sustainable tourism and authenticity, we accomplish this with small groups. Our cooking class is never larger than 10 people per group and we only provide this unique experience on Saturdays at 13:00h.


Want to learn the basics of Spanish cooking? Or perhaps you’re in search of fun tapas workshops? Whatever it may be, checking out a Barcelona cooking class is a must for foodies!

El Born (La Ribera) is a small village in the city. Fashionable but very authentic : violin makers, glass-makers and designers… Which makes it such a unique district of the city.

Cook and taste typical Spanish food in this experience!