Barcelona audio tour: A Culinary Tour of El Born

A Culinary Tour of El Born

Walking Tour

|
40 mins
|
1.3mi

About the Tour

El Born is one of the most charming districts of Barcelona and one filled with delicious things to eat! This tour takes you through the picturesque often medieval streets stopping you at some of the best food shops, bars, and restaurants and sharing the stories behind local ingredients and dishes. When it is relevant, I share a bit of history with you the better to contextualize the food and drink. By the end, you will feel like a little more like a local and have a good range of gourmet addresses and tidbits up your sleeve.

Tour Producer

avatar

Suzy Taher aka Foodie in Barcelona

My name is Suzy. I run the popular blog Foodie in Barcelona, all about food, eating out, and shopping in this great city. I love good food but even more, I enjoy learning the stories behind places and dishes that I enjoy. What I know is what I will be sharing with you on the tour today.

How VoiceMap Works

Focus on your surroundings, not the screen

VoiceMap’s audio tour app uses GPS to play audio automatically, at the right time and place. Just install it, then download your tour and go to the starting point to begin your walk, drive, cycle, train trip or even boat ride.

Follow a route with turn-by-turn-directions

Tours follow a route from a fixed starting point. This is how we provide turn-by-turn directions. It also helps publishers tell a story greater than the sum of its parts. But you can use Resume to pick up a tour from the closest location whenever you like.

Listen as many times as you like

You can listen to your tours as often as you like using both the VoiceMap app and the VoiceMap website. Your access to tours doesn’t expire.

Take virtual tours anywhere

Just select Virtual mode in the VoiceMap app to listen to tours at home – or anywhere else. You’ll see the option after you download the tour. You can also listen to the whole tour here on the website.

Buy for less on voicemap.me and sync

Once you’ve purchased a tour, it’s added to your VoiceMap library. If you sign into the app using the same method you used on the website, you’ll have access to your full library of tours in both places.

Use VoiceMap offline

The VoiceMap app works entirely offline if there’s no data connection, so you don’t have to pay roaming fees. Just download the tour over WiFi before you get started.

Major Landmarks

  • Born Cultural Centre

  • Basílica de Santa María del Mar

  • Passeig del Born

  • Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

Directions to Starting Point

We will start the tour at Casa Perris. It is in the far corner of the large pedestrian square Plaça Comercial across from the large former market which is now the Born Cultural Centre. The closest underground stop is Estació Franća.

Show Directions
Buying for somebody else?
If you’d like to give VoiceMap tours as a gift, you have two options: choose the tours yourself, or buy a voucher redeemable against any of VoiceMap’s tours in 167 cities worldwide.
Buy a gift voucher
VoiceMap tours for large groups
If you’d like to provide groups of guests with access to a VoiceMap tour, you can buy a specific number of copies for a particular event or obtain a license for more regular use.
Find out more

Tips

Places to stop along the way

Have a peek inside the Born Cultural Center (it's free) where you can see the remains of the city when it was called Barcino. If there is no mass going on, visit the inside of the Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar.

Best time of day

It's best to start this tour after 10 am when most shops open. Smaller shops like La Seu will close for lunch.

Please see opening and closing times for all the spots below:

Casa Perris
Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday 8:30am-8pm
Sunday: Closed

Hofmann Pastisseria
Monday-Thursday: 9am-2pm, 3:30-8pm
Friday, Saturday: 9am-2pm, 3:30-8:30pm
Sunday: 9am-2:30am

Casa Gispert
Monday-Saturday: 10am-8:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Cafés El Magnifico Roasters
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-8pm
Sunday: Closed

La Botifarreria de Santa Maria
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-9pm
Sunday: Closed

Cal Pep
Monday: 7:30-11:30pm
Tuesday-Friday: 1-3:45pm, 7:30-11:30pm
Saturday: 1:15pm-3:45pm, 7:30-11:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Vilamala Bakery
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am-8:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Vila Viniteca
Monday-Saturday: 8:30am-8:30pm
Sunday: Closed

La Plata
Monday-Saturday: 10am-3:15pm, 6:15pm-11pm
Sunday: Closed

Swiit Ice Cream
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 1-7pm

Yellow Bakery
Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

Formatgeria La Seu
Monday, Sunday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-2pm, 5-8pm

Precautions

Beware of pickpockets, they are stealthy but not dangerous.

Comments

Wonderful tour! I’m so glad we were able to fit it in. Perfect mix of history with delicious bites along the way.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 1 day ago

Excellent guide and delicious itinerary

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 2 years ago

My husband and I took this tour today. We really enjoyed it. It was an excellent culinary tour of El Born. And even mixed in a little history... We stopped at Hofmann for delicious mascarpone and chocolate croissants. They were DELISH! After the tour, we retraced our steps and found the place our guide recommended and had lunch there. It’s called Cal Pep. It’s an old-time lunch counter establishment. There was a little bit of a line but worth the wait. They ask you if you want meat, fish, chicken or pork. And they bring something to you. Hubby had the meat with sliced potatoes. I had the swordfish with same potatoes. Unbelievably good!

Posted by Anne , about 3 years ago

I am happy to read that you enjoyed the tour!

Posted by Suzy Taher aka Foodie in Barcelona , almost 3 years ago

I totally loved this tour. I know Barcelona well and I still got surprised with new information. The locations were not the typical tourist stuff! I also liked the voice and accent which I feel can often change the way I feel about a audio tour. 10-10!

Posted by Sarah S , about 3 years ago

Thank you so much for your feedback!

Posted by Suzy Taher aka Foodie in Barcelona , almost 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.