Seafood Paella & Sangria&Boqueria market

Barcelona, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Helina Sanchez

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and Russian
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

Welcome to my Always Sold-Out experience “Seafood Paella & Sangria & Boqueria” that just got adapted to after-pandemic conditions! Nothing can stop us from traveling!

What’s new?
You will feel safe in my spacious and beautiful, Gothic-styled Kitchen & Studio of 100sqm size, sparkling clean and disinfected.

Our Experience will include:
BOQUERIA TOUR
We will visit Boqueria, the oldest Barcelona market! Here we will pick up the freshest seafood! I will show the best products and we'll have a degustation of
♥ Jamón Ibérico
♥ Olives&Olive oil
♥ Truffle Oil
♥ Saffron
♥ Catalan salt
♥ Turrón

HOSPITAL DE LA SANTA CREU
We will take a look at this Medieval architectural complex, emblematic of Gothic and Baroque styles, also famous as the death place of ANTONIO GAUDI

COOKING SESSION
Starting with a greeting glass of Cava
We will create together:
♥ SEAFOOD PAELLA: Huge 60cm /23inches wide! The thinner the paella the better!
♥ Fresh MUSSELS: steamed with white WINE
♥ PAN con TOMATE: Spanish appetizer
♥ SANGRIA: fresh juice & fruits

Once ready, we’ll enjoy our creations over a glass of wine (or soft drink), laughing, and sharing stories. You will also receive recipes for all dishes we made.

Experience is GREAT for couples, families, groups of friends, BIRTHDAYs, other PARTIES, for TEAM-BUILDING.

Can’t make it in Spain?
We are online www.airbnb.com/paella_barcelona_online
Welcome to my Always Sold-Out experience “Seafood Paella & Sangria & Boqueria” that just got adapted to after-pandemic conditions! Nothing can stop us from traveling!

What’s new?
You will feel safe in my spacious and beautiful, Gothic-styled Kitchen & Studio of 100sqm size, sparkling clean and disinfected.

Our Experience will include:
BOQUERIA TOUR
We will visit Boqueria, the oldest Barcelona market! Here we…

What's included

  • Food
    Seafood Paella & Tapas
    ♥Norway lobsters, cuttlefish, squids, monkfish,...
  • Drinks
    ♥ Best homemade Sangria
    Made with good wine, fresh orange juice, fruit...

Meet your Host, Helina Sanchez

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 1,517 Reviews
  • Identity verified
It's been ten years since I got inspired by Spanish culture, traditions, architecture, unsurpassed Spanish cuisine, and moved to sunny Barcelona. Here I married a charming Spanish man whose family owned a small local restaurant and found that cooking was my calling in life!

Today, I’m a chef & founder of www.PaellaBarcelona.com @paella.BCN Cooking School and a real foodie!
Working in our family restaurant for a decade not only connected me deeper to Spanish cuisine but also gave me a chance to master my skills in many of our family recipes, especially my favorite Spanish Seafood Paella.

Having my own cooking experience granted me a chance to embody my two main lifelong passions – LOVE for delicious food and LOVE for meeting people from around the world, hearing their stories, enjoying cooking & eating authentic Spanish meals together.
It's been ten years since I got inspired by Spanish culture, traditions, architecture, unsurpassed Spanish cuisine, and moved to sunny Barcelona. Here I married a charming Spanish man whose family owned a small local restaurant and found that cooking was my calling in life!

Today, I’m a chef & founder of www.PaellaBarcelona.com @paella.BCN Cooking School and a real foodie!
Working in our family restaurant for a decade not only connected me deeper to Spanish cuisine but also gave…
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From $113/ person

Join 1 other guest
$113 per person
Private groups only
From $768 per group
Private groups only
From $768 per group
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Where you'll be

You will be cooking in my spacious kitchen-studio in a newly refurbished antique Catalan building right in the heart of the famous El Raval, the most central and historic parts of Barcelona old city.

My kitchen-studio is a beautiful antique place that is designed in a modern industrial style but carries traces of the original Catalan interior design, such as high arched ceilings with exposed wood beams, stone and brick walls.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 1,517 reviews.

Lisa
December 2021
If you are debating if you should sign up for this class. DO IT!!! You will not regret it! I had the most amazing time taking the class with Maria! She was absolutely amazing and so informative of how every ingredient added flavor to the recipe. I was a little skeptical since I was solo but I met another solo traveler and the group atmosphere was very intimate and fun. I was laughing and enjoying myself the entire time to the point that I was so disappointed when I realized the class was over. I can’t wait to come back to Barcelona just to book this cooking class again!
Rabbiya
December 2021
This was an amazing experience. Maria is so knowledgeable about Spanish culture, history, and food, that it would've been hard to gain such perspective without having taken this cooking class. The food was of course delicious, and the company was even better :)!
Gabriela
December 2021
La experiencia vale todo la pena. La visita al mercado muy interesante y divertida. Las explicaciones claras. El lugar de la preparación y cena está súper bien puesto, Helina y María hicieron todo lo que estuvo en sus manos para hacerlo ameno y la paella quedó deliciosa. Pasamos un rato bien agradable en familia. Lo recomiendo mucho.
Allison
November 2021
Helina is fantastic and very passionate about cooking. She makes sure to get everyone involved and truly explains every detail of the process. She was super sweet and wanted to get to know every guest. If you want a tour of the boquearía and great lunch pair with amazing sangria. I highly recommend this tour.
Julianne
November 2021
Helina was a lovely host. She was so knowledgeable about local specialities in La Boqueria, and helped us to purchase items ourselves. She creates a fun environment in the kitchen, making us all laugh and participate. The paella was delicious!! I’d recommend this to anyone.
Matt
November 2021
We had a wonderful evening with Helina learning how to prepare and eat Paella! The kitchen is an amazing and certainly accommodated the 5 of us perfectly. Naturally, it can handle a much larger group! Helina was a tremendous host. I couldn't recommend it higher!

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  • Fri, Jan 28
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    $113 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $768 per group
  • Mon, Jan 31
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    From $768 per group
  • Tue, Feb 1
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    From $768 per group
  • Wed, Feb 2
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    From $768 per group
  • Thu, Feb 3
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    From $768 per group
  • Fri, Feb 4
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    From $768 per group
  • Mon, Feb 7
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Gluten-free
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Egg-free

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 15 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.