Barcelona cooking class & market tour

Barcelona, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Alfredo

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

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 tour around the nearby La Boqueria. With a rainbow of top-quality produce and diverse blend of aromas.
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
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’.
Cooking complete, you will be invited to their private lounge – a gastronomic dining space oozing elegance and finesse.
Other things to note
Report food allergies.
You have to climb stairs, the building does not have an elevator.
This 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
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 tour around the nearby La Boqueria. With a rainbow of top-quality produce and diverse blend of aromas.
Once introduced to their beautiful kitchen, fully stocked with premium chef-approved products, the workshop kicks off with a…

What's included

  • Food
    Tasting Menu:
    Seafood paella/Spanish omelette/Catalan cream
    Tasti...
  • Drinks
    The workshop is heavily assisted by an endless flow of wine, making both co...
  • Tickets
    The experience begins with an tour around the nearby market La Boqueria.

Meet your Host, Alfredo

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 156 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Alfredo Rodríguez, a chef and catering specialist in Barcelona, is a Barcelonan who started working in a restaurant at the age of 13 and, after a break in the hospitality industry for a few years, opened his first restaurant in Sabadell at 30. This experience perfected him as a cook, but 7 years ago he started a new business teaching cooking classes in his space in Plaza Real.
The company Just Royal Bcn is a marriage company that also runs it and seeks professionalism in a family environment. Alfredo and his wife have been together in this from the beginning, she on the computer keyboard and he on the stove. Currently the fixed team is 5 workers. What they like most is not cooking, but connecting with people and making their events a memorable day for them and their guests.
Alfredo Rodríguez, a chef and catering specialist in Barcelona, is a Barcelonan who started working in a restaurant at the age of 13 and, after a break in the hospitality industry for a few years, opened his first restaurant in Sabadell at 30. This experience perfected him as a cook, but 7 years ago he started a new business teaching cooking classes in his space in Plaza Real.
The company Just Royal Bcn is a marriage company that also runs it and seeks professionalism in a family environmen…
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Where you'll be

Market tour La Boqueria. Cataloged as the best market in the world, with 70 million visitors per year. 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. Then we will go to the chef's private apartment, with wonderful views of the splendid Plaza Real.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 156 reviews.

Ryan
January 2022
This was an incredible cooking class and the highlight of my trip to Spain! The hosts were fun, personable, and excellent cooking instructors. I enjoyed learning about the local cuisine / ingredients at the market and tasting the prepared tapas. It was so fun preparing the dishes, especially the seafood paella, and the whole meal turned out so delicious. Highly recommend taking this class!
Andy
December 2021
This experience exceeded our expectations! Teresa was a wonderful host on our tour of La Boqueria, and we learned a lot (and bought a few things, too). The tapas she served were superb, too — it was a culinary tour of Spain that was tastier than our restaurant meals *and* came with stories, too. The cooking class was the highlight. Our kids had a great time and got to participate fully, making this one or their favorite parts of the trip, too. The meal we created together was fantastic. The paella was one of our best plates of the trip. We look forward to getting the recipes and recreating it back home!
Colette
December 2021
The market tour was amazing. We tasted some great food there. Our instructor was really personable and very knowledgeable. She got the whole group involved in the cooking. It was light hearted and a lot of fun. The food was plentiful and excellent!!
Jenn
November 2021
What a wonderful afternoon in Barcelona. If you want to learn about Spain, learn some new recipes and eat a delicious meal then book this experience. It was a perfect activity with my 21 year old daughter on our long weekend adventure.
Kulwinderjit
November 2021
Cooking classon was hands on in a relaxed atmosphere. I enjoyed learning to cook the dishes I enjoyed during my two weeks of time in Spain. Chefs took time to answer the questions and were very patient.
Shauna
November 2021
Our experience with Alfredo was wonderful! We learned a lot, met some interesting people and had tons of fun and laughs! The food was also delicious (as was the wine). Highly recommend this experience in Barcelona!

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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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 9 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

A smile

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.