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As well as a city with fine dining restaurants, famous markets and authentic tapas bars, there are an array of alternative experiences in Barcelona aimed at food and drink enthusiasts.

After all, the Catalan capital is one of the most sought-after places to visit in Spain. Brimming with magnificent architecture, intriguing medieval streets and exciting cuisine, experiencing Barcelona first-hand sets it aside from other regular tourist destinations.

Top 5 Alternative Experiences in Barcelona

Instead of visiting potentially average tapas bars and restaurants, why not try something a little more out of the ordinary? By choosing some of our alternative experiences in Barcelona, gain an authentic taste of the city or maybe treat yourself to an evening that would certainly impress the locals.

Tablao de Carmen Flamenco Show with entrance to the Poble Espanyol

Here we have both a traditional evening of Spanish flamenco, combined with tickets to one of the most popular tourist attractions. As well as the tapas menu to feast upon, there are other options available as part of a fantastic dinner as you soak up the entertainment.

Although it's the stunning live performance that sets this apart from your regular restaurant booking. Not only that but there are also tickets included for a trip to the Poble Espanyol museum, which if it isn't already on your "to-do" list is certainly worth a visit.

Sunset Jazz Cruise in Barcelona with Drinks Included

A wonderful opportunity to see the best sunset in Barcelona, while relaxing aboard a catamaran with a glass in hand.

Listen to the soothing live jazz and feel so relaxed as you travel across the water in the utmost luxury. This is the perfect alternative experience in Barcelona to share with a loved one for those looking for a romantic look at the city.

Barcelona Boat Tour for 2 people (with Cava and Tapas)

Another unforgettable romantic sailing trip that calmly sets off from Port Olimpic. Immerse yourselves in the nature and scenery around you, as you're welcomed with a bottle of cava and a selection of tasty tapas.

During the 2 hours sailing, welcoming and attentive staff will be onboard to assist with anything you may require. If you haven't indulged in too much lunch, then why not jump into the beautiful Mediterranean Sea for a splash about?

Cocktails Masterclass with Spanish Tapas

Guests are invited to meet at a bar located within the famous Gothic Quarter where a professional mixologist awaits. On arrival there will be a welcome glass of cava, but rather than any ordinary night out, this alternative experience in Barcelona is where a true masterclass will begin!

Your host will show how to prepare 4 distinct cocktails - such as Mojitos, Bahama Mama's and a classic Cosmopolitan among others. Prepare your own cocktails, then just for a bit of fun your cocktail master will judge the best! There will also be a selection of tapas to eat alongside the masterclass.

From Barcelona: Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour

Departing from the city centre late morning, this food & wine tour heads off to the village of Monistrol de Montserrat. Having arrived at Monistrol journey on the ‘Cremallera de Montserrat’, a cogwheel train offering amazing views of the nearby vineyards.

At the Monastery, learn all about the historical importance of the site and its significance in the development of Catalonia. After strolling through the monastery, it’s just a short drive to the Oller del Mas Cellar for a guided tour of an organic family-run winery. However, before visiting the vineyard, a mouth-watering lunch is included on the tour at the local Oller del Mas restaurant.

Top 5 Alternative Experiences in Barcelona

Are you ready to find a personal connection with Spain and experience the true essence of the Catalan region? Then book an alternative food and drink experience in Barcelona with today.

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