Get on an exclusive tour of a closed-to-the-public fish market in Barcelona
Barcelona is a fish lover’s town. The Spanish have a true appreciation for seafood dishes – and fish of every size and description. And for restaurateurs, one of the most important places in Barcelona, Spain, is the wholesale fish market. And now, the public can get in on a special Barcelona fish market tour.
Of course, this wholesale fish market is closed to the public. Or, at least, it was until the Majestic Hotel and Spa arranged a very special tour of this world-class market.
A Barcelona fish market tour led by a marine biologist
For this one-of-a-kind tour, marine biologist Anna Bozzano, the fish market’s only approved tour guide, leads participants through this European fish market.
Guests are introduced to the day’s catch in both marine and culinary detail. Seafood specialties on showcase are likely to include such local favorites as hake, monkfish, langoustines and cod. But you just never know what you’ll find.
This seafood lovers’ experience is an opportunity available only to Majestic Hotel guests. But it is worth the stay just to have this gastronomic experience. (And you’re sure to love your accommodations at this 5-star, luxury hotel. More on the magic of the Majestic later.)
Discover Spanish cuisine through this fishermen’s market experience
Fishermen’s market tour participants will get to witness chefs barter for their daily specials. This is what you can expect your Majestic Hotel fish market experience to include:
- You’ll gain insight into what fish are important to Spanish cuisine and how the local catch impacts the local food scene.
- The tour includes a seafood tapas experience in the fishermen’s neighborhood, “La Barceloneta.”
- The day ends with dinner at the hotel, prepared from today’s catch.
About the Majestic Hotel Barcelona
The Majestic Hotel & Spa is one of Barcelona’s most luxurious historic hotels. It is a great place to spark some romance–and learn about Spanish cuisine through their remarkable fish tour.
It is located in the heart of stylish Passeig de Gracia. In case you’re not familiar with Barcelona’s culture, Passeig de Gracia is one of the city’s major avenues. It’s a shopping district known for its significant architecture.
The hotel offers 5 star hospitality and a unique spa. Butler service is available to guests of any of the penthouses. And the hotel even offers a scooter service. (Picture yourself clinging to your lover as you create Spanish memories on your scooter built for two!) For more on the hotel and this special fish market tour, visit the Majestic website.
And if this has your mouth watering for seafood but you can’t rush off to Barcelona, Spain, just visit our index of great seafood recipes.
This article was written in 2017 and most recently updated in July 2021.
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