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Brunch at the Boqueria Market

Barcelona, Spain

Experience hosted by Xavi

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We meet in the morning to beat the crowds and to be able to experience the Boqueria market at its best. On our way to the market, I will explain all about the history of the famous Ramblas and some of its most impressive sights. The first stop will be at one of the best quality bar in the Boqueria market where we will enjoy some of the tastiest traditional breakfast tapas, what locals call a fork breakfast and a good coffee to wake up.

As we walk through the narrow and busy corridors of Barcelona's most historic market, I will explain about its history, the local gastronomic culture and the most unique and remarkable stalls in Boqueria. Imagine learning about some very special local produce like a wide range of cold cuts, some very tasty veggies, spices... We'll then continue our brunch with a helping of iberico ham, Spain's tastiest delicacy. To water it all down, we'll have one of the iconic Boqueria fruit juices (you will be able to choose between sweetened or unsweetened, from the best stall).

To finish, we will celebrate at the most emblematic bars not only in Boqueria but in the whole of Barcelona with a glass of cava, Barcelona local yummy sparkling wine (other options available) and, with one of the best-kept secrets of Barcelona, a yummy traditional sweet pastry unlike any other.
Other things to note
- Sweet & savoury brunch with ham, local dishes, pastries and more!
- 3 drinks included: cava(local champagne), juice, coffee
We meet in the morning to beat the crowds and to be able to experience the Boqueria market at its best. On our way to the market, I will explain all about the history of the famous Ramblas and some of its most impressive sights. The first stop will be at one of the best quality bar in the Boqueria market where we will enjoy some of the tastiest traditional breakfast tapas, what locals call a fork breakfast and a good coffee to wake up…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sweet & Savoury brunch. Iberico ham, local dishes, pastries...
  • Drinks
    3 drinks: cava (local champagne), coffee/tea & juice
From $83
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Xavi

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 85 Reviews
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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 meet at Barcelona's iconic boulevard, Las Ramblas, right in front of the main entrance to the Liceo Opera theatre, to then go enjoy quaint and lovely visit along the bustling alleys of Boqueria Market. We will stop at two of its unique restaurants and many of the local shops full of some of the best quality food.
Suzanne
March 2020
Such a great tour! Xavi is an amazing host and allowed us to experience the market from the local level! He knew so much about the market and had some amazing recommendations! I highly suggest taking his tour.
Whitney
March 2020
Do not miss this experience while in Barcelona!! I had the best time on this tour and am so glad I did it. Xavi is not only incredibly knowledgable and smart, he is also very thoughtful, organized, and kind. His obvious passion for sharing his City with others is beautiful, and I feel honored that I got to experience it while in Barcelona. While you can easily go to the market on your own, Xavi possesses a great wealth of local perspective and well-honed knowledge regarding the history, cultural evolution, and local experiences upon which this market is built. And, he knows and shares all the best food there with you too! Very notably to me, Xavi managed to take an already interesting and cool part of Barcelona (the Boqueria Market) and made it feel personalized, special, and intimate for me.
Do not miss this experience while in Barcelona!! I had the best time on this tour and am so glad I did it. Xavi is not only incredibly knowledgable and smart, he is also very thou…
Adam
February 2020
Xavi was so pleasant and easy to converse with! Our tour was wonderful and exceeded expectations. We were able to sample a number of different delicacies without gorging and get an insight into the history and significance of La Boqueria. We definitely recommend this tour!
Xavi was so pleasant and easy to converse with! Our tour was wonderful and exceeded expectations. We were able to sample a number of different delicacies without gorging and get an…
Shelly
February 2020
We loved this tour of the market! Xavi kept it interesting and really gave us an insight of the food and culture of the market. The tastings were actually full meals and exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this tour and any other with Xavi!
We loved this tour of the market! Xavi kept it interesting and really gave us an insight of the food and culture of the market. The tastings were actually full meals and exceeded…
Krystal
February 2020
Wonderful experience!! Xavi was friendly, knowledgeable and engaged with our group. We got to try some of the best food and drinks in the market and believe me, you won't leave this experience with an empty stomach! There was more than enough food to satisfy the group. I highly recommend booking this experience with Xavi, you won't regret it!
Wonderful experience!! Xavi was friendly, knowledgeable and engaged with our group. We got to try some of the best food and drinks in the market and believe me, you won't leave thi…
Heather
February 2020
Highly recommend! I agree with other reviews in that it’s a good idea to do this tour early in your stay. Xavi provided lots of great information that helped us when we returned to the market on our own. He conveyed a deep sense of passion and thorough knowledge about the history and culture of the market. Also provided guidance and recommendations for the rest of our stay. Really enjoyed meeting him and will never forget the experience! Plenty of food! Loved the Spanish omelette and Pinotxo Bar!!
Highly recommend! I agree with other reviews in that it’s a good idea to do this tour early in your stay. Xavi provided lots of great information that helped us when we returned t…

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 6 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.