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Cooking Tapas and cultural weekend in Barcelona

Cooking, Tapas and cultural weekend in Barcelona

During this culinary and cultural day in Barcelona you will have the great opportunity to see some highlights of this European capital of astonishing cultural energy, and we will introduce you to its rich and delightful gastronomy. You will be amazed…

Friday

Check in our small and charming familiar hotel situated right in the centre of Barcelona next to Plaza Cataluña where the bus stop for the airport bus an take you to airport in as little as 20 minutes. from the Hostel you are within five to ten minutes walking distance of Gaudi’s Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the Ramblas street, the Liceu opera house, the Picasso museum and much more…

Saturday- Visit to the Boguería Market & Cooking class

11:00 – 15: 30 Our meeting point will be the Boqueria Market, just 10 minutes walking from your hotel. Situated in “Las Ramblas”, a famous cheerful pedestrian street with traditional shops, the fresh market of “la Boqueria” is one of the most spectacular and nicest food market in Spain. It is famous for the quality and diversity of its produce which comes from around the world. It is located on a site originally intended to be used as the courtyard of the church of Sant Josep. We will meet our chef to buy the ingredients for our cooking class.

Then we will go to our prestigious cooking school , just 5 minutes from the market, and put on our aprons …….The workshop will last about three hours and will consist of a complete menu- first and second dish and dessert -based on regional or other typical Spanish recipes you may wish to learn how to cook such us:

· Gazpacho, tomato soup with garlic, olive oil and other vegetables
· Spanish omelette, with potatoes, onions and more Mediterranean ingredients
· Famous rice dish : PAELLA ¡¡
· Desserts: Catalan cream.

We will finish with a delicious supper based on what we have prepared accompanied with excellent Spanish wine.

Afternoon free to explore fascinating Barcelona, with Gaudís creations, Sacred Family church, Park Gúell, the beautiful fishing por and Colombus Plaza, the shopping Paseo de Gracia street just next to the hotel.,.,….
Suggestions for supper will be given.

Sunday

11:00 – 15:00 Cultural and tapas tour in historical old quarter

Our meeting point will be Casa Batló, 5 minutes walking from your hotel, an amazing Gaudi creation just in the center of Barcelona, where our guide will meet you. This morning we will go for a lovely walking tour among the magical medieval narrow streets at the Gothic old historic quarter, visiting the amazing cathedral and its environs which include the Romanesque church of Santa Llúcia, the City Hall ….. Antique dealers, bookshops, restaurants, and unusual shops maintain the activity of this historical district.

During the walk, we will have a Tapas style lunch so you will learn about this famous Spanish way of enjoying small portions of many different specialities accompanied with wine or refreshing beer.. Snacking and drinking your way from bar to bar is incredibly Spanish, and can be lots of fun. Anything from Iberic cured ham and other catalan sausages, tomato bread, muscles with “vinagreta”, anchovies, shrimps stuffed in garlic sauce ….can be enjoyed as a tapa…just delicious¡¡¡

What includes:

· English speaking guide 
· 2 nights at Charming hotel in Barcelona centre
· Cooking class in prestigious cooking school including visit to the Boqueria market 
· All cookery equipment
· Lunch of the dishes prepared including Spanish wine and other beverages
· Recipes
· Guided walking tour through the Gothic Quarter including a “Tapas Style meal” with wine, beer and refreshments.
· Taxes

What is not included:

· Airfare
· Transfers from /to airport
· Personal expenses (minibar , phone calls ,etc)
· Breakfasts