Madrid Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Paella Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain 3 hours Electronic Voucher

Learn to cook authentic Spanish dishes under the watchful eye of a local instructor in Madrid! After exploring the tempting food stalls of Torrijos Market (Mercardo de Torrijos), head inside its cooking school to learn the secrets of Spain’s much-loved gastronomy. Make flagship dishes like paella and a Spanish omelette, and taste some typical Spanish red and white wines.

Numbers are limited to 10 people on this small-group experience, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your host.

Activity Description Additional Info User Reviews


- Lunch included

What will you find?

Meet your instructor at Torrijos Market in central Madrid, and after a quick look around the stalls of this modern food market, head inside its cooking school for your class.

In your small group of 10 people, learn about classic Spanish food from your knowledgeable instructor, hearing about the history and traditions that have created its internationally acclaimed reputation. The whole country is obsessive about food, and for good reason; simple, locally grown ingredients combined with recipes handed down from generations have created a world-class cuisine.

Learn how to cook the staples of Spanish gastronomy, like paella, tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) and gazpacho (chilled tomato soup).

Toward the end of your session, sit down with your host and group to eat your creations! Each dish is paired with Spanish white or red wines – chosen to complement and accentuate the flavors of the food. Before leaving, your instructor will give you a recipe card so that you can re-create the food yourself at home to impress friends and family!

Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Minimum age is 14 years

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

What's included

- Local instructor

- Use of apron and cooking utensils
- All ingredients

- Lunch

- Recipe card
- 4 glasses of wine

What's excluded

- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time


Departure Point

Torrijos Market in Madrid


3 hours

Return Details

Concludes at Torrijos Market


Daily, except weekends

Reviews & Ratings

  1. Best of our trip. We loved the class and had lots of fun. The instructor was knowledgeable and fun. A great experience
  2. My cooking class was fantastic and soooo much fun! Chef Julia is an excellent teacher and I learned so much from her in addition to the cooking. We made a paella, Spanish tortilla, Orange and Cod salad and Pears cooked in wine sauce. YUM!
  3. If there were more than one class when I was in Paris that Julia conducted, I would have gone out of my way to take it. We had a very small class -- just 3 of us -- and it was a morning to remember. I loved shopping at the market where Julia prompted us to help purchase fresh items from the vendors. We prepared and ate a traditional four-course Spanish meal and still walked away with left overs. I have no complaints at all and hope that I can do this again when I get to Madrid.
  4. We were a group of 10 people. Some that came from Canada, Romania, and Madrid. We did the class as a group activity with employees from our company. We had a lot of fun, and it was a great experience.
  5. Really enjoyed the cooking school. Going into the market to buy the ingrdients was great. We were lucky that we were the only two participants in the course that day so we got plenty of hands on experience, not sure if this would be so with a bigger group. We made four dishes that all looked and more importantly tasted great. The paella was the best that we had in Spain. Julia was a great teacher, here English is good and here instructions were easy to follow. A great way to spend half a day in Madrid
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FROM: £ 58.71
ADULT (19+)
YOUTH (14-18)
Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.

Tour code: 5830TSCCIM

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