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Best of Barcelona - Cooking Class & Market Tour "La Boquería" with Expert Chef

Host Alfredo

$105.52 per guest

At a glance

Start time

10 am


4 hours

Group size

1 - 10 people

Class language


Meeting point

Plaza Real 3, 1º-B


Spain is renowned for its wide array of tapas delicacies, combining fresh and seasonal products with Mediterranean flair. So why not add a twist to your trip and learn how to make typical Spanish cuisine yourself with Just Royal BCN’s cooking workshop.
Nestled away in the picturesque Plaça Reial, this dynamic and interactive experience comprises of a tour around the iconic market, La Boqueria, followed by a hands-on cookery class.
The experience begins with an optional tour around the nearby La Boqueria. With a rainbow of top-quality produce and diverse blend of aromas, it’s hardly surprising that it is saturated by tourists, making it all the more useful to have a local guide you through the hustle and bustle.
From anecdotes about the sellers themselves to the history of Catalan gastronomy and its traditions.
Once introduced to their beautiful kitchen, fully stocked with premium chef-approved products, the workshop kicks off with a tasting session. All carefully prepared to perfection, the sampling menu consists of a spectacular array of ten tapas, originating from various cities within Spain.
Deliciously garlicky prawns melt in your mouth croquettes and octopus “feira” are amongst several other delectable dishes served up by the charismatic chef – all presented to the highest of standards. You will be hard-pressed to find tapas on par elsewhere in the Catalan capital.
After being seduced with sublime flavors, it’s time to acquaint yourself with the fundamental basics of Spanish cooking. From kitchen novices to cooking enthusiasts, those of all skills will take pleasure in learning how to cook Just Royal BCN’s traditional menu of Spanish omelette, seafood paella and a regional favorite, the famous ‘crema catalana’. This communal cooking experience not only allows you to master the art behind the craft of exquisite Spanish cooking but also the chance to mingle with fellow foodies, or simply to enjoy spending time with a loved one.
Not to mention, the workshop is heavily assisted by an endless flow of wine, making both cooking and dining even more enjoyable.
Cooking complete, you will be invited to their private lounge – a gastronomic dining space oozing elegance and finesse. Mealtimes are certainly not something to be rushed in Spain. Therefore, in true Iberian style, enjoy a leisurely feast and revel in your new-found status as a chef and connoisseur of Spanish cuisine. What better souvenir to take home with you than the taste of Spain?


Recipes that you will learn:
• Seafood Paella
• Spanish omelette
• Catalan cream

Tasting Menu:
• Seafood paella
• Spanish omelette
• Potatoes “Bravas” with three sauces
• Assorted Iberian cold cuts
• Andalusian fish
• Traditional garlic prawns
• Traditional croquettes
• Manchego cheese
• Cantabrian anchovies
• Mussels with salsa
• Octopus “feira”
• Catalan cream
• Accompanied by fine wine with denomination of origin, mineral water, beer and Coca-cola.
• Coffee or tea.


Our gastronomic space is ideally located in the heart of Barcelona, the Plaza Real. It is an ideal place for group activities like cooking workshops, meetings, team building, events and showroom encounters, for individuals and companies.
Direction in how to get to our place:
Address: Plaza Real 3, 1º. Door bell Just Royal Bcn.
Metro: Liceo (station) in Las Ramblas.
When you get into the plaza (square) and look for the GLACIAR coffee shop. Our entrance is on the left hand side facing the GLACIAR coffee shop (black door) and ring the doorbell for "Just Royal Bcn".

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We greatly enjoyed our class and market tour. We had a great group and a fantastic instructor who taught us how to make some spectacular food but also taught us a bit about the Spanish culture. Was a great way to start our trip to Barcelona and would highly recommend it.



My fiance and I took this cooking class and had so much fun. We learned about their traditional tapas and the Spanish culture. So much of their culture comes out through food. The chef was great as was the lady who owns the business. We did the tour that included the market tour, which we are so happy we did.



My daughter and I recently enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of cooking after touring La Boqueria Market with Alfredo and Gretel! We learned how to make paella, potato pancakes, and catalon cream while sipping on wine in their beautiful location in Barcelona. We ate several types of fish we had never tried before. After cooking the food, we sat down and enjoyed eating it, and it was delicious! I highly recommend this experience as a fantastic way to immerse yourself into the culture of Spain. Alfredo and Gretel are enchanting individuals, and the entire experience was amazing!!



The class was the highlight of our trip! The food was incredible and it was great to get a history and cultural lesson along with our tapas tasting. The instructions were very easy to follow and it was great that we were able to be hands on with the techniques. The space was beautiful and spacious and we did not feel crowded. Thank you so much for a great experience



This was a fabulous class. The location is in an older building facing the square - great location plus close to the market. The walk through the market was both informative and fun. The class was great - the chef and interpreter were fun and learned a lot about Spanish cooking in general. I would definitely recommend!

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