Small-Group Barcelona Chocolate and Sweets Walking Tour
- Type of tour: Food Tours
- Duration of this tour: 2 hours 45 minutes
- This tour commences in: Barcelona, Spain
- Region of Spain: Catalunya
Indulge your taste buds with this chocolate and sweets small-group walking tour in Barcelona!
Learn about the important tradition of pastries and chocolate in Spain as you visit different patisseries and cafés with your local guide. Explore Barcelona’s main sweet locations, in the Gothic and El Born quarters, and enjoy 6 different tastings of a variety of Spanish treats, such as ‘ensaimadas,’ ‘melindros’ and ‘churros.’ At the end of your tour, savor dried fruits from your complimentary goodie bag. This small-group tour, limited to 10 people, ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Treat yourself with a delicious and unforgettable walking tour of Barcelona! Meet your guide in central Barcelona and start your tour with a visit to the café-patisserie Caelum, which offers a wide selection of traditional Spanish sweets, including ensaimadas (soft bun traditional from Mallorca), melindros (flour-based pastries) and churros (long pastries made from fried dough).
As you discover different types of sweets and chocolates, your guide will explain how the sweets tradition in Spain started in monasteries centuries ago, when nuns would create elaborate homemade delicacies. Taste some of these delicious pastries paired with a small glass of a special wine used in the region’s traditional religious services.
Next, follow your guide through the charming alleyways of the Gothic quarter, where most patisseries, chocolate shops and cafés are located, and where locals gather for a sweet treat. Learn from your guide how chocolate became such a big tradition in Barcelona before stopping at one of these shops to sample four different types of turrón (a traditional Spanish Christmas sweet).
Top your tour off with a visit to a traditional bar, popular among locals, where you will taste Spanish hot chocolate or fresh horchata (available during summer), accompanied by a pastry or melindros.
Enjoy the blend of sweet aromas as you continue your tour toward the El Born district. If you are craving more sweets, open your complimentary goodie bag! Inside, you will find four different types of dried fruit used in traditional Spanish desserts and platters.
Your tour will finish near the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Mar. From here, visit the church on your own, or continue your exploration of Barcelona at your own pace!
Note that the tasting locations and food samples may vary according to the season.