Gastronomic centres and events

As a result of the importance of gastronomy in Spanish culture, gastronomy research and training centres have been created in recent years.

In this respect, the creation of the Basque Culinary Centre, a global reference in gastronomy and gastronomic tourism, should be mentioned. In the near future, the International Centre for Mediterranean Gastronomic Culture will be launched in the region of Valencia.

A number of events associated with gastronomy, which bring together many chefs from all over the world, are held in Spain during the year. These include:

  • The ‘Madrid Fusión’ International Gastronomy Summit + Gastrofestival
  • San Sebastián Gastronomika
  • World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastián)
  • Global Tapas Fair