Barcelona is a city for gourmets where to enjoy flavours from all around the world and, above all, enjoy the authentic Mediterranean diet: escalivada, esqueixada de bacalao, Faves Catalanes… If you love good food and have thought about Barcelona as a destination for an Easter getaway, the new tourist proposal from the department of Tourism of Barcelona is made for you: gourmet tours through the old city.
These are guided tours where you can learn the history of the gastronomy of Barcelona through some legendary places of the city, which include in the price two tasting dishes and typical products of the Mediterranean diet.
The duration time is two hours and begins from Plaza de Catalunya through the Granja Viader, the imperative La Boqueria market, Escribà patisserie and the Fargas chocolate shop. It also includes stops at unique establishments like La Pineda, Oro Liquido, Caelum, La Colmena, wine shops from La Ribera, the great pastry Brunells and, finally, the Santa Catalina market.
If you stay at a hotel in Plaza Catalunya or a hotel next to La Boqueria market, participate in one of these routes will be very easy, as the Barcelona Tourism office is within walking distance and the tour passes places close to both areas.
Some of the most distinguished hotels in the centre Barcelona include breakfast buffet and gourmet meals, as is the case with the restaurant Numerus Clausus of the iconic Hotel Petit Palace Museum Barcelona of the boutique hotel chain High Tech.
Within the portfolio of the Basque hotel chain, leading urban hotels in Barcelona, you will find another 3 hotels for families, couples and business travellers: the Hotel Petit Palace Opera Garden, next to the Plaza Catalunya, the Hotel Petit Palace Barcelona, in Paseo de Gracia; and Hotel Petit Palace Boqueria Barcelona, next to La Boqueria market.