Gastronomy is certainly one of the cornerstones of Catalan culture: an open culture that has received countless influences.
The abundance of fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce, full of flavour and of the finest quality, and the locals’ love of the pleasures of good food, has made Barcelona one of the world’s top foodie destinations.
Barcelona offers an interesting blend of traditional Catalan cuisine, based on the Mediterranean diet -chosen by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural World Heritage- and the innovations brought by worldwide known Catalan chefs who magically transform the produce into the most exquisite dishes. They can all be paired with a wide variety of red, white and rosé wines and cavas, which stem from a millennia-old wine-producing culture and tradition.
This 'market of markets' festival has become an unmissable event on Barcelona's calendar for lovers of good food and drink, featuring three days of the best that the city's 39 fresh food markets have to offer.
It is committed to highlighting the quality of its fresh, seasonal, local products, as well as making the public aware of the importance of a healthy feeding. Visitors can find stalls from Municipal Markets, local producers, city restaurants, cellars and enjoy gastronomic lectures and talks, cooking classes, food and wine and cava tastings, showcookings, as well as cultural and leisure activities for all publics.
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Wine and cava aficionados shouldn't miss this fair. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know many of the locally made vintages from the 12 denominations of origin of Catalan wine, along with some typical regional foods. A program of presentations and guided tastings allows visitors to deepen in the Catalan wine culture. The weekend wine fair, is a time of sampling fine wine, brilliant bubbly and appetising.
Barcelona has one of the world’s most vibrant culinary scenes: visitors come to the city to savour Catalan cuisine and the creations of our world-renowned chefs, some of them Michelin-starred. Barcelona offers a wide range of foodie options: a glass of vermouth and a snack to whet your appetite, tapas on the beach or at a restaurant. But Barcelona also gives you the opportunity to discover our gastronomy through experiences that have food and wine as their linking thread: tours, fish auctions, workshops, food and wine pairings, visits to wineries, cookery classes...