Barcelona Cooking Class | Experience the Vibrant Taste of Spain

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No Spain trip is complete without the captivating experience of visiting Barcelona. Barcelona encapsulates the essence of the excitement of existence. This city cultivates unforgettable memories and ample hidden treasures to experience.

From the spicy sensation of a flamenco show to the beautiful architecture of a Gaudi architectural tour, Barcelona is the place to indulge in the exuberance of life. The best way to grasp the very essence of a city is to experience a tour with your tastebuds.

While you cook and taste in Barcelona, you’ll be able to take a little piece of this lively culture home with you. From private lessons to interactive workshops, culinary schools in Barcelona have a wide variety of options for all types of traveling foodies.


  • An amazing and delectable dinner experience
  • Learning about the various top dishes of Barcelona from professional chefs
  • Enjoy hearing about the fascinating history of Spanish cuisine

Know before you book:

  • Any specific dietary requirements should be stated at the time of booking
  • Most classes are wheelchair accessible
  • Most classes have limited spaces and should be booked beforehand

View of Barcelona skyline

Exploring the rich tapestry of Catalonian cuisine will be the highlight of your vacation with its intoxicating tastes and aromas. By participating in a Barcelona cooking class, you’ll gain valuable information on Spanish cookery.

You’ll also pick up tips and tricks for creating authentic Spanish dishes. By delving into the world of Catalonian cuisine, you’ll inevitably catch of glimpse of the diverse local culture and its inner workings.

Whether you enjoy tasting your way through Spain’s famous tapas or prefer paella cooking classes, cooking classes in Barcelona have something for everyone.

Cooking Classes in Barcelona, Spain – Prices

The cost of cooking classes starts at €42 ($49.50 USD) and can go up to €250 ($289.50 USD). Pricing depends on your chosen cooking experience and the duration of your lesson. To find the cooking experience right for you on offer in Barcelona, you can peruse the various options below:

Spanish Cooking Class in Barcelona – Times

While cooking classes tend to run throughout the day, most of the class options are split into either afternoon or evening classes. It all depends on how long the class is scheduled. So, schedule your itinerary accordingly to slot in this interactive experience.

Most classes include a guided trip to the famous La Boqueria market in Barcelona to pick up the freshest ingredients for your dishes. This market’s opening hours are from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 am – 8:30 pm.

Meat hanging in Barcelona market

Best Time to Go for a Cooking Class in Barcelona

While the capital city of Catalonia promises an epic vacation during any month, Barcelona is best visited in the spring. From May to March, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh smell of blossoming bouquets while enjoying fewer crowds.

Top tip: If you find yourself in Barcelona during the high tourist season (July – August) book your cooking class in advance to avoid disappointment.

Spices at Barcelona market

Cooking Classes in Barcelona, Spain – Options

The dazzling dining and drinking culture in Barcelona is more than a mere attraction. It is the very essence of what makes this city so special. From the satisfying sizzle of seafood to the crisp crunch of chopping vegetables, a cooking class is a delicate dance of the senses. There are a wide variety of cooking classes to choose from to experience the flavor of this city.

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

To make phenomenal Barcelona food, one of the key ingredients is to obtain fresh produce. The Barcelona cooking school class begins on a guided tour through the La Boqueria market, immersing you in the city’s quaint and spirited ways.

This hands-on experience, with guidance from a local chef, will get you to experience the nitty-gritty of Spanish cooking. But, with hard work comes delectable rewards. You’ll be able to take the recipes home with you as a treasured souvenir from your trip to Spain.

After an evening of hearty meals and endless laughter, you’ll be invited for a free chupito, meaning a liquor shot, at a nearby local bar to keep the good times rolling.

People watching a demonstration at a cooking class

What we liked: An intimate look at how Spanish dishes should be made.


  • Cooking tips from the chef and recipes to take home
  • The prepared food of the class
  • An informative seafood paella workshop


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Visits to the market on Sundays (outside their trading hours)

The menu for the night includes a wide range of dishes to fully appreciate the diversity of Catalonian cuisine. Freshly made pinchos, Spanish for ‘spike’ due to the many toothpicks embedded in small appetizers, are served with various ham and cheese options. The main event is a Barcelona paella cooking class that will transfix you with its salty, yet flavorful taste.

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Dinner after a Barcelona cooking class

Barcelona: Sangria and Tapas Cooking Workshop with Drinks

This interactive and immersive workshop thrusts you into the exciting world of cooking and makes you feel like a contender on Top Chef. With plating and decorative tips, you’ll be able to present a dish made for the best gourmet restaurants.

This class allows you to prepare Catalonian and Spanish dishes while tasting the best local Spanish wines for a proper gastronomic affair. Taking place in a venue that dates to the 15th-century, who says a night of boozy and tasty pleasures can’t be a cultural experience?

Become an amateur wine connoisseur by learning about the tips and tricks of wine and food pairings. This class will definitely provide a nifty skill to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party.

People making food and enjoying a cooking class

What we liked: The delicious food and stunning venue.


  • All prepared food
  • Unlimited drinks during the duration of the class
  • Complimentary kitchen apron


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

The menu for the night includes a wide variety of tapas to nibble on. The small bites of delights are paired with various white and red wines that compliment the flavors of the dishes. You’ll also be able to enjoy a glass of cava wine in true Spanish fashion.

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People participating in a cooking class

Market to Fork: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

If you’re looking for a personalized and exclusive cooking class in Barcelona, this might be the top pick for you. With a 4-hour cooking class in a chef’s home, you’ll be able to experience an authentic Catalonian adventure like no other.

The chef will pick the freshest and most appropriate products at the La Boqueria market in accordance with your group’s menu preferences. Spend the class learning about the origins and traditions of Catalonia’s cuisine by tasting some fine local wines.

What we liked: An in-depth look into the process of making Catalonian dishes.


  • Ingredients for the dishes
  • Guided market tour
  • All cooked and prepared dishes


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Visiting the market on Sundays

While walking through the market stalls, the chosen chef will explain the various dishes that can be made for the class experience. If you’re unsure what to pick, a paella cooking class in Barcelona is guaranteed to be an amazing experience. Take your time and follow your heart (or rather, stomach).

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Chef assisting couple to cook


9.3Expert Score
A Barcelona cooking class is an excellent experience to tour this city in a unique way. By tasting your way through the top dishes of Catalonian cuisine, you’ll be able to fully appreciate this cosmopolitan gem in style.
Level of activity
  • Amazing dishes
  • Interactive cooking classes
  • Informative guide of Spanish and Catalonian cuisine
  • Limited spaces
  • Classes can’t take place if the minimum number of participants aren’t met
  • Some classes are not suitable for young children

Specification: Barcelona Cooking Class | Experience the Vibrant Taste of Spain


Wheelchair accessible


2.5 – 4.5 hours


All ingredients and equipment, Meals and drinks


Hotel pick-up and drop-off, gratuities

Meals & Drinks



Meet at venue

Suitable For

Couples, Foodies, Fun groups

48 reviews for Barcelona Cooking Class | Experience the Vibrant Taste of Spain

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  1. Joy_C

    What an enjoyable evening. It is hard to know if we had a better time cooking, socializing with people from around the world, or eating the wonderful food. One of us had a seafood allergy and another was vegetarian. The class was easily able to accommodate both needs. This class is well worth the time and effort.

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  2. Makoto_I

    Alex welcomed us warmly with nice cold cava and guided us to the well organized class. The paella receipe they shared was my kind of one… not mushy and wet. Three versions of flavors made the conversationan at the table more fun and enjoyable. Wish they could utilize participants for other cooking such as gaspacho and others… well done!

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  3. Carolyn_C

    Eric and Alex were wonderful! They made us feel welcome in Barcelona, and to the culture of Barcelona and Spain as a whole. Eric is a fantastic chef and Alex was the perfect host – what a great pair! This was probably my best experience in all of Spain.

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  4. Carsten_W

    Such a genuinely fun and rewarding experience, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about Paella, and have a great time while doing so!

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  5. Michael_B

    This was a great experience and much more than just a cooking class. From the start, they emphasized the experience of cooking together and sharing food (and a lot of wine). Excellent instructors and with their guidance we produced and shared an amazing meal.

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  6. John_S

    Outstanding class! Alex and Angel did a great job explaining how to prepare paella and cultural aspects of the dish. Good times with many new friends.

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  7. Jesse_B

    We were a group of 8 including two boys ages 5 and 7. This experience couldn't have been better for us. The wine and beer were flowing the entire time. We learned a lot about the way they cook in Spain while being entertained the entire time. HIGHLY recommend.

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  8. Joyce_F

    Therese was knowledgeable about the food of Spain so we l learned a lot! We had SUCH a good time cooking and learning and eating and drinking! The trip through the market was also a highlight!

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