Rome, Florence, Paris and Barcelona food experiences are the best valued activities of TripAdivor users around the world.

TripAdvisor travelers have spoken. Better said, commented and rated. Eating in Barcelona is one of the best gastronomic experiences in the world. The platform has made a study about which are the most booked tourist activities in the world. The result is that food tours are gaining ground on other kind of experiences. In fact, Rome, Florence, Paris and Barcelona are the most popular cities to find them.

To make this study TripAdvisor has valued the number of bookings and the ratings of the comments of each food tour. The success of this format -which has grown a  60% compared to 2016- is due to the interest of the traveler to discover bars and restaurants frequented by locals. The most popular cities to eat are, effectively, Italian. However, Barcelona holds the fourth position. What’s more, his most requested culinary plan is Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona. Here they teach you how to cook paella and local tapas.

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Terrace in La Rambla| Source: La bodegueta.


Paella? We’ll regret you to say that this is a typical dish from Valencia, not Barcelona. However, there are several Mediterranean restaurants that know how to prepare it properly. If you want to deep in our gastronomy, have a look to our Gastronomy section or to these Catalan cuisine restaurants. You can also get lost in the streets of the city or visit famous La Boqueria market. All options are great.

Barcelona tourist data

According to the Barcelona City Council, the province received 12.7 million tourists in 2017. That is, 357,000 more than the previous year. The vast majority (79.8%) were from Europe, Central and North America. The most visited attractions were Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, FC Barcelona Museum and the Aquarium. As for La Rambla, it is estimated that 78 million people walked this street in 2016. Only 21% were Barcelonians.

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La Boqueria, best fresh food market in Barcelona.