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Barcelona Ancient Markets Walking Tour

Food traditions and Old Town secrets from historic and modern markets

€29 per person

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

€29 per person

€29 per person

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Visit two of Barcelona’s best covered markets to learn their traditions and secrets.
  • Savor high-quality Catalan and Spanish food in the Santa Caterina Market.
  • Explore the remnants of a medieval city and former market in the Born neighborhood.
  • Learn about the caganer, an odd Catalonian tradition that’s famous worldwide.
  • Hear surprising yet true stories of Mediterranean sailors outside Santa Maria del Mar.
  • Glimpse the remains of a medieval convent below a modern market with an undulating roof.

Itinerary

  • Mercat de la Boqueria

    Oldest market in Barcelona

  • Flower markets of Las Ramblas

    Famous tree-lined promenade filled with cafes, shops, and fragrant flower stands

  • Mercat de Santa Caterina

    The city’s first covered market

  • Caganer

    The world’s largest purveyor of an unusual Catalonian tradition

  • Santa Maria del Mar

    A Gothic church with intriguing tales of Mediterranean trade brought into the spotlight with the Netflix series, “Cathedral of the Sea”

  • Former market of El Born

    Once the largest covered market in Europe, today a cultural center

Plan your trip

Tour ending point

Our tour ends at the Mercat del Born.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Meet outside Dunkin’ at Rambla de Sant Josep, 89, 08002, Barcelona.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

We cover about 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

Is food included?

Food isn’t included with your tour, although at one market stop you can try a sample of sweet Catalan turrón. You’ll also have some time to purchase food items at markets along the way if you wish. Your guide can provide recommendations for local flavors and how to get the best value.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. You can always change your tour 24 hours or more before you tour. We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips are not included. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.