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Visit the Fish Auction Barcelona

Exclusive Gastronomic Experiences Barcelona

Availability all year long
except during the closed season

Off the tourist circuit

Monday to Friday
Private round-trip

5 hours duration aprox.

Food & drinks included

Tour highlights

  • Guided tour of the fish market and the spectacular fish auction
  • We will attend to see how the sailors arrive at port and unload the fish
  • Visit to a fishermen’s hut
  • Gastronomic and cultural tour of the area
  • Authentic seafood menu at a nearby restaurant
  • Private guide throughout the experience
market display with shrimps

Enjoy a unique day learning how fish reaches our tables, understanding the significance of this industry, and savoring unique sea products

Visit the Fish port and fish auction

The fishing industry in Spain is a sector that provides employment for thousands of people. Fresh fish holds immense importance in Spain, and in every village across the country, you’ll find a fish shop where you can purchase freshly caught pieces. Additionally, in local markets, many stalls offer fresh fish of exceptional quality, challenging to find in other countries.

To appreciate the significance of this sector in gastronomy and local culture, we invite you to embark on a journey to the Barcelona port. Here, you can witness fishermen unloading their catch after a long journey, observe how they repair their nets, and experience the excitement of the auction, which is genuinely entertaining.

To enrich the experience, we have planned to explore the neighborhood of Barceloneta, a typical area where fishermen traditionally reside. Our itinerary includes a visit to the local market, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and discover an array of fresh seafood. Following this, we have arranged an Oyster tasting paired with cava, adding a touch of luxury to your culinary journey.

Afterwards, we will head to one of the best restaurant of Barceloneta, where you’ll indulge in a fabulous seafood menu, culminating in the finest seafood and Paella.

Join us as we celebrate the rich tapestry of Spain’s fishing heritage, offering you an unforgettable and immersive encounter with the sea, its harvesters, and the culinary treasures they provide. This delightful culinary adventure in Barcelona will conclude just before the designated port entry time, typically around 4 pm, ensuring you have ample time to witness the fishermen unloading their catch and experience the lively fish auction at the Barcelona port.


old men fixing net fishing while a women is watching


The fish auction

Fish auctions in ports are common in many coastal regions, including Spain, where they play a crucial role in the seafood industry. These auctions serve as central points where freshly caught fish are brought in by fishermen and sold to buyers, typically seafood wholesalers and retailers.

In Spain, especially in coastal areas, fish auctions are lively events that occur daily or regularly, showcasing the diversity of marine life caught by local fishermen. The process usually involves boats docking at the port and unloading their catch, which is then sorted and auctioned off to the highest bidders.

Buyers at fish auctions can include seafood markets, restaurants, and other businesses involved in the distribution of fresh seafood. The auctions contribute to the local economy, help maintain the seafood supply chain, and provide consumers with access to a wide variety of freshly caught fish.

The atmosphere at a fish auction can be vibrant, with the auctioneer rapidly calling out bids and buyers carefully inspecting the quality of the fish. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the world of the fishing industry and an opportunity to witness the journey of seafood from the sea to the market.

Horse mackerel at the fish sale awaiting the auction

The guide

Guide Diego


Experiences Manager

Diego is passionate about gastronomy and the culture of bars and tapas in Spain. With over 17 years of experience working in fine dining restaurants and 5-star hotels worldwide and after living in gastronomically vibrant cities like San Sebastian, Madrid, or London, Diego settled in Barcelona in 2016. From there, he continues to travel every month throughout Spain and Europe to stay updated on the latest culinary trends. In the city, he really likes finding those genuine local spots where he can enjoy homemade tastes, chat with the bartender about life, and feel right at home.


We will visit at least one bar where you can indulge in Oysters paired with cava as an appetizer. Additionally, we have arranged a visit to a restaurant where you will savor a selection of seafood appetizers, an exquisite paella, and delightful desserts. These culinary stops are carefully curated to provide you with a diverse and memorable gastronomic experience during our tour.

Our tours are completely private, personalized, and exclusive for those who book them, as long as they are tours for a minimum of two people. If you wish to do it individually, please contact [email protected], and we will send you a proposal.

Our tours are private and personalized, ensuring an exclusive experience tailored to your preferences. However, it’s important to note that the adaptation of tapas and portions to different preferences or food allergies not only depends on us but also on the establishments we visit. We are committed to providing you with the same high quality of products adjusted to your preferences.

Please be aware that due to specific dietary restrictions, the selection of venues may be adjusted to better accommodate your needs. To ensure your culinary journey aligns seamlessly with your dietary preferences, kindly inform us of any restrictions when making your reservation. This will allow us to plan accordingly and curate an itinerary that best suits your specific dietary requirements. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are our top priorities, and we look forward to creating a memorable and customized experience for you.

If you are unable to attend your tour reservation and you inform us with at least 72 hours’ notice, we will refund 80% of the amount. If you notify us with less than 72 hours’ notice, we will refund 50% of the amount, or we will do our best to try to find another date for the tapas tour.

The tour includes transportation from Barcelona city center (Eixample or Ciutat Vella) in a regular taxi, a local guide, a visit to the local market, a glass of cava, and 2 oysters at a bar. Additionally, you’ll enjoy a full menu featuring paella, appetizers, and dessert at a typical restaurant. The tour also covers entrance to the Port of Barcelona with an expert guide and access to the auction.

Please note that the tour does not include transportation back to your accommodation; this will be at your own arrangement. 

Yes, people of all ages can attend the activity. In the case of minors, they must be accompanied by a guardian, and alcoholic beverages will not be served to them. Children under 9 years old will not be charged, although the drinks they have must be paid for separately.

Although we are established in Barcelona for daily experiences, we have many contacts throughout Spain. So, contact us for a tailored experience in your city, and we’ll do our best to accommodate it. Let us know at [email protected] with your city and the number of people attending the experience, also specifying whether you need transportation or not.

We look forward to providing you with an enriching and memorable culinary experience in Barcelona!

What our customers say


A 100% amazing tapas tour in Barcelona. We booked the Tapas Tour experience with this company, and it couldn't have gone better. They took us to places away from the crowded tourist areas, and all the bars we visited were very special and authentic. The quality of the tapas surprised us. What we liked the most was the guide; we ended up becoming friends and exchanging phone numbers. Highly recommended. 100%

Jose Manuel

It has been a fantastic journey!!! The passion expressed by the collaborators you have chosen has been fantastic, and that generates a general sense of pleasure throughout the trip!!! THANK YOU!!!!


We booked a private tapas tour and enjoyed every moment of it. Diego took excellent care of us, and we had the opportunity to sample exquisite tapas and wine. It was so fantastic that we also scheduled a winery visit with them. They took us to a magnificent bodega where we had a memorable tour with a guided tasting paired with a delicious lunch just for us.

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