A Culinary Tour of El Born

    El born culinary tour
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    09 May 2019
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    8 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio 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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Born Cultural Centre, Basílica de Santa María del Mar, Passeig del Born, Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor

    Startingpoint 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.

    Tips 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


    Beware of pickpockets, they are stealthy but not dangerous.


    Plus Write a comment


    Excellent guide and delicious itinerary

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 5 months 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 , 11 months ago
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    I am happy to read that you enjoyed the tour!

    Suzy Taher aka Foodie in Barcelona Route Creator , 11 months 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 , almost 1 year ago
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    Thank you so much for your feedback!

    Suzy Taher aka Foodie in Barcelona Route Creator , almost 1 year ago

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