Follow Mireia, your native Sherpa, on a delicious tour through the beautiful market of Santa Caterina! You’ll be making multiple stops at well-known stalls and sample delicious foods where you’ll learn the historical significance of the market. On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the owners at some of the stalls located in the market who have been selling their fruits, vegetables and specialty good products for many years. After trying seasonal and local products, the journey continues to Born, Gothic and Jewish neighborhoods. This fun-filled food adventure does not stop once you leave the market, as you’ll walk through these iconic neighborhoods and make our way into gourmet shops and taste high-quality foods like cheeses and olive oils. To finish the walking tour, it’s time to sit down for a traditional tapas lunch at a restaurant serving nothing but traditional high-quality food and selected regional wines!
*Gluten Free | Vegan | Vegetarian
10:30am | Tuesday and Thursday
English, Spanish, French
Up to 8 people
Cultural and fun experience suitable for children
Mireia, born and raised in Girona, uses her background as a sommelier to share with her guests the love of wine and food from the Catalan region. Anyone choosing to wine and dine with Mireia will learn all sorts of wonderful things about the culinary secrets of Barcelona and Girona. Here, food and wine tours are a particular treat, as Mireia is able to weave together interesting stories about the historical and mistical nature of the food and wine being served.
Excellent food and wine tasting experience for vegetarians
My family and I did a food and wine tasting with Mireia. I really appreciated how she accommodated our vegetarian diets! We started the tour by walking to the market – picking up some fresh tomatoes for a later tasting! She gave a lot of great information about barcelona while walking around the gothic quarter and barcino. The wines were excellent and not the typical spanish wines that i’m familiar with which I really appreciated. She also explained the wine making process of cava which was super! I can’t wait to visit Barcelona again and take another tour with Mireia! You will not be disappointed by choosing this company!
Excursión excelente, comida y vino estupendo!
Este viaje fue elaborado cuidadosamente por Mireia, se nota como se lo ha currado para poder ofrecer esta experiencia gastronómica para cualquier persona que pueda tener diferentes restricciones de comida y sabor! Mireia tiene mucha experiencia en la industria del vino y la alimentación, ya que ha trabajado con el mismo Ferran Adria y ha trabajado para uno de los mejores restaurantes del mundo “El Celler de Can Roca”, que la hace un sommelier muy apasionada sobre su cultura!
Comenzamos nuestra excursión en el mercado de Santa Caterina donde exploramos los diferentes puestos, y nos dieron a probar un zumo de fruta recién exprimido. Mireia tambien explicó la historia de este mercado y cómo llegó a estar en su ubicación actual. Luego seguimos más adelante en la zona del Borne, donde disfrutamos de un típico desayuno catalán. Esta fue una gran oportunidad para conocer más sobre Mireia y aprender más sobre la cultura catalana, Cava y la vida cotidiana local. La calidez y la energía de Mireia realmente te hacen sentir que formas parte de su familia, que hizo que el tour fluyera tan naturalmente. Después, seguimos nuestro camino en el Borne donde Mireia recomendó diferentes tiendas locales muy chulas.
Continuamos hacia el Barrio Gótico donde llegamos a otro bar de vinos y probamos una selección de tapas super buenas y disfrutamos de los tomates frescos que cogimos en el mercado de Santa Caterina. Probamos dos vinos muy deliciosos, un rojo y un blanco, y Mireia explicó más información sobre las diferentes regiones de vino que se pueden encontrar aquí en Catalunya. Luego caminamos a nuestra parada final en la Catedral y Mireia nos dio unos consejos y sugerencias de lugares que podiamos seguir disfrutando para el resto del día!
En general, fue una experiencia fabulosa! Sin duda recomendaría este tour a cualquiera que quiera explorar el barrio Borne y gótico mientras a la vez disfrutar de comida deliciosa y vino estupendo! Mireia es una sommelier y guía estupenda!
The best tour guide I have ever experienced
I cannot rave enough about Mireia (Maria) and her extensive knowledge and bubbling personality. My son took me to Barcelona last year for my birthday. He arranged a foodie tour for us with Mireia. We were in a small group and covered so much about food and history. Mireia is an incredible tour director. She is a proud Catalonian and her enthusiasm was dazzling.
My husband and I have traveled the world and have had dozens of tours. I say with no reservation she is the best tour guide we’ve ever had.
Michael and I went to Southern France for several weeks in May and I added 3 days in Barcelona just so he could experience Mireia’s tour.
She arranged a private tour for us. Her historical knowledge about Barcelona is extensive. She was a total delight and we learned so much from her.
Michael is a wine buff and was so impressed with her PowerPoint presentation about Spanish wines.
Mireia is an experienced sommelier.She took us to a wine bar that wasn’t open and arranged a private tasting of regional cheeses and delicious desserts to go with many samples of outstanding wines.
Mireia also arranged a spectacular dinner for us at Bodega 1900. Her best friend is the restaurant manager and gave us incredible service. He paired wines with every course we had. One of our best dining experience we have ever had.
We fell in love with Mireia and invited her to be our guest in California so she could experience our wine country. When we returned home I related our superb experience with several friends. Now our neighbors are going to plan a trip to Barcelona just to meet this fantastic woman and create their own superb experience . I advise anyone reading this review to do the same.
real flavour of Catalunya
This tour was an exeptional experience with Mireia! In those three hours we have tasted lovely egg based brunch in Llamber restaurant, tried delicious cava with a professional presentation about the process of making it. Then we went on to taste some wines in zone d’ Ombra wine bar accompanied by selection of tapas including tomatoes we previously picked up from Santa Catarina market. The tour was fluent and consistent, we learnt interesting facts not only about Catalan food and wines but as well about Catalan history and culture. Mireia’s broad knowledge in her field made us feel like we were in good hands. If you want to try a taste of ‘real flavour of Catalunya‘ this tour is an event you simply can’t miss!
I did the morning tapas tour, followed by a wine tasting.
On the tapas tour we tried a variety of delicious tapas and wines, along with produce we purchased from a local market. The tour was thoroughly enjoyable and at an easy relaxed pace. There was only 5 people on our tour, so a perfect size to move around the city and a good opportunity to speak with fellow travellers & Mireia.
My wine tasting (after the tapas tour) was very interesting and fun. I tasted 5 different wines from across Spain. Mireia’s comprehensive knowledge and passion for wine is exceptional.
Mireia’s friendliness and enthusiasm, together with the great food and wine, made this day such a wonderful experience.
If you are travelling solo, the website did not offer an option to book for just 1 person, however when I emailed they were more than happy to arrange several options for me to join a tour.