Paella Cooking Class

Prepare paella, tapas and sangria during this fun and social activity

The vast majority of people who come to Spain have one thing on their mind when it comes to food: they can’t wait to get their hands on the country’s legendary rice dish, the paella. Well during this fun culinary activity you get to go one better… you learn how to make the paella for yourself.

The experience starts with a guided tour of Barcelona’s world-famous food market, La Boqueria. Here you will get to see the vibrant bazaar in action, with its colourful food stalls that sell wriggling fresh seafood, nuts, cheeses, fruits, conserves and every cut of meat known to man. Once you’ve bought all the ingredients you need it’s time to head back to the kitchen…

Here in a modern cooking facility, it’s time to don your apron and get your hands dirty as your instructor gets you involved in the preparation process. As you prepare the paella, your bilingual native chef will explain the secrets of this historic dish, whose origins began not far from here in the wetlands surrounding Valencia.

All this dicing and splicing is hungry (and thirsty) work, and so you’ll also be taught how to prepare some of Spain’s favourite tapas dishes, as well as how to mix a refreshing jug of sangria, making this a three-in-one culinary experience. And of course, once they are ready, you get to enjoy tasting all three.


The Paella Cooking Class runs twice a day, at 1pm and 6pm, every single day. Typically the activity lasts around 2.5 or 3 hours.


This experience is one of the best value for money activities in Barcelona at just €39 per head.

Given that the price includes the market tour, the chef and lessons, and a delicious meal with sangria included, it’s a great activity to do instead of dinner one night. The recipes you learn will hopefully stay with you for life, and back home you’ll be able to impress friends and family with authentic tastes of Spain.


To reserve your place simply email us on, and we will get back to you ASAP.

Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for, just mention your requirements in your email.

Last minute reservations: If you are emailing less than 72 hours before the event, better to book the activity here. Otherwise please send us an email!

Private Groups (Team Building, Hen Parties etc.)

This activity is also available for private groups. It’s a great bonding experience for work colleagues looking for original team building ideas, or for groups of girls on a hen do.

Private classes can be organised according to your schedule, in a central Barcelona location, for a price of €45 per head, based on a minimum of 10 people. Smaller groups are welcome to get in touch for a quote. In all cases, email us on

Related Activities

For an even more extensive kitchen experience, where you prepare a full four-course meal (accompanied by artisan Catalan wine!) check out our recommended Gourmet Cookery Classes, which run every day in both the mornings and evenings.

Latest Reviews of Paella Cooking Class

  • "Exciting class" - by Patricia Kelsall
    We really enjoyed the class,to make the paella and the great sangria. I would recommend the class and a very realistic price,so easy to get into not like any other class or tours when you have to book weeks before. Enjoy all of it the market to collect the fish,to cutting up all the vegetables,and cooking the Paella,and of course drinking the Sangria,all in a very enjoyable night.
  • "Excellent- now I need the recipe!" - by Art
    I took the cooking class in mid February- it was excellent- thank you. Would it be possible for you to send me the link for the paella recipe that we cooked.


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