Alicante: Market Tour and Paella Cooking Class

Alicante: Market Tour and Paella Cooking Class

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Enjoy an authentic local experience, as you learn about the gastronomy of Alicante with a market tour and cooking class. Cook the perfect paella with fresh local ingredients.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Explore Alicante's Mercado Central and learn of its 98-year history
  • Tour the market's best boutiques and shop for top-quality ingredients
  • Learn how to cook Spain's iconic national dish
Full description
Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Alicante's Mercado Central at 12:30 PM. Learn of the history of the market, which has been in operation for nearly 100 years. Tour the market's best boutiques and shop for seasonal and top-quality ingredients for your meal. Next, make your way to the kitchen, close to the Central Market. Put on your apron, toast with a glass of local wine or beer, and set about preparing Spain's iconic national dish, paella. Use the fresh local ingredients to create the Alicante-style version of paella. Receive various tips and tricks to enhance your cooking skills. After you have prepared your meal, sit down and enjoy! Finish with an aperitif, coffee, and a dessert to complete the experience.
  • Market tour
  • Cooking class
  • Appetizers
  • Recipes
  • Mediterranean menu with Paella
  • Unlimited soft drinks, wines, or beers
  • Coffee
  • Dessert
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at the main entrance to the market (Plaza 25 de Mayo).

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    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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    5 / 5

    based on 4 reviews

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    Already followed several cooking workshops all over the world but this was really the very best. Started with a piece of history and a beautiful love story about Juan's grandfather and grandmother. Both Juan and his partner know a lot about good quality good food. Give very good tips what you should pay attention to if you want to buy certain products. We have all been allowed and able to taste delicious products. After buying the stuff in the food market, we go to the cooking studio. There, very warmly received by the partner (sorry forgot name) with all kinds of tasty snacks. Then we started preparing the Paella. Received very good tips for at home. All in all fantastic experience The food experience prior to making the Parlla on the market with very good explanations and tasty snacks to taste. But also Juan and

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    February 27, 2020

    It was a really wonderful experience.

    February 20, 2020

    Very nice experience and much value for the money

    January 30, 2020

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