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Architecture & Tapas

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Xavi

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience puts together 2 of Barcelona's main attractions, food and architecture, all in one enjoyable afternoon.

We will discover Spain's delectable gastronomy by eating a lot of tapas at 3 different restaurants. We will learn everything there is to know about local gastronomy and we will have a good time.

Barcelona is a vibrant city full of history as well as contemporary architecture. We will learn about Barcelona's history through its architecture from the Roman foundation of the city, walking along its narrow streets, finding the best gothic and medieval architecture, refurbished turn-of-century markets, Modernist masterpieces, all the way to some of the iconic architecture of the 21st century.
Other things to note
- Come hungry!
- Please notify any meal requirements or allergies beforehand.
- Vegetarians welcome.
- If you don't see availability on your desired booking date, message me and we'll make it work.
This experience puts together 2 of Barcelona's main attractions, food and architecture, all in one enjoyable afternoon.

We will discover Spain's delectable gastronomy by eating a lot of tapas at 3 different restaurants. We will learn everything there is to know about local gastronomy and we will have a good time.

Barcelona is a vibrant city full of history as well as contemporary architecture. We will learn about Barcelona's…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will eat 8-10 tapas such as spanish omelette, pan con tomate, bravas, ch...
  • Drinks
    Relish on a glass of local cava, wine and vermut. *Other beverages availabl...
From $93
/ person
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Meet your host, Xavi

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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We are Xavi & Helena, born and raised in Barcelona, and we would love to show you around!

Xavi is a local architect with a passion for food! He has lived abroad in five different countries and has also traveled all around the world. He loves eating out and showing friends and guests the lovely architecture that Barcelona has to offer. He keeps a restaurant review blog where he discovers and tries the tastiest restaurants in Barcelona and abroad. He also loves the local market experience in Barcelona.

Helena has lived abroad for more than five years, working as a Spanish language instructor in South Korea. Before, she worked as a visitor assistant in Sagrada Familia where she found love for Gaudí's architecture and his most celebrated work. She loves meeting with her friends after work for a beer and some spicy patatas bravas.
We are Xavi & Helena, born and raised in Barcelona, and we would love to show you around!

Xavi is a local architect with a passion for food! He has lived abroad in five different countries and has also traveled all around the world. He loves eating out and showing friends and guests the lovely architecture that Barcelona has to offer. He keeps a restaurant review blog where he discovers and tries the tastiest restaurants in Barcelona and abroad. He also loves the local market experien…
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Where you'll be

We will eat at 3 different restaurants:

- A very popular tapas restaurant
- A locals' favourite spot
- A traditional cava bodega

Between restaurants, we will walk through the city center quarters discovering Barcelona's most interesting architecture on the way.
Christina
March 2020
Xavi is a great, very friendly guide to Barcelona. As a native of the city he knows some excellent tapas restaurants (which almost spoiled us for the rest of our holiday!), taking you beyond the tourist traps and to authentic places where locals go to eat. He introduced us to lots of special dishes which we didn't know about before and which we often sought out during the rest of our holiday! As an architect he shared really interesting insights into the buildings around Barcelona - it made us really feel the sense of history in the city - and took us to lesser known sites which we hadn't seen before (even though some of us were on our 2nd or 3rd trip to Barcelona!) He maintains a really useful website full of handy tips you can ask him for too :)
Xavi is a great, very friendly guide to Barcelona. As a native of the city he knows some excellent tapas restaurants (which almost spoiled us for the rest of our holiday!), taki…
Kimberly
March 2020
Xavi was a great tour guide and we loved all the tapa locations and architecture locations that he chose for us. They were off the beaten track and obviously would popular amongst the locals. We would never of had these experiences without him. Xavi was awesome and the six of us would do this tour again in a heartbeat. Loved it!
Xavi was a great tour guide and we loved all the tapa locations and architecture locations that he chose for us. They were off the beaten track and obviously would popular amongst…
Diane
February 2020
A wonderful introduction to Barcelona’s architectural history and beloved tapas establishments. Xavi was a kind and considerate host, with a knack for choosing memorable architectural highlights spanning the city’s 2,000+ year history, as well as quality tapas eateries featuring their own artisanal vermut and cavas in a bustling atmosphere. He was dedicated to providing a great experience, asking about any dietary preferences or prior knowledge of the city. I look forward to revisiting these places and discovering more gems on Xavi’s mini guide on a future trip to the city!
A wonderful introduction to Barcelona’s architectural history and beloved tapas establishments. Xavi was a kind and considerate host, with a knack for choosing memorable architectu…
Joy
January 2020
Xavi was an excellent tour guide. He has alot of knowledge about the historic part of the city. The tapas we got to eat were wonderful as well as the atmosphere.
Sharon
January 2020
I thought Xavi did a great job of picking the restaurants and the food choices. It was also great hearing about the history and architecture.
Jake
January 2020
Super accommodating to our food allergies. I was hesitant about some food but with a little encouragement I couldn’t pass it up. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise and I’m glad I did.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

A bottle of water

Comfortable shoes