Mercat de la Boqueria
Mercat de la Boqueria
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This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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Neighbourhood: La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 2 min walk
  • Jaume I • 8 min walk
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Beth F
Johnson, VT4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Love this market! Displays are beautiful, the market is vibrant. The only problem is there is not a place to eat after you buy something.
Written 5 October 2022
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16Bonnie
Parker, CO276 contributions
Aug 2022
We absolutely loved the market in Barcelona! It’s a bit touristy, but so much fun! There is such a variety of foods and drinks. There are regular market items such as fresh produce, fish, sausage, ham, seafood, olives, as well as ready to eat foods. We had a potato chip tower that was awesome. We also got a cone of meats and cheeses as well as some kind of a meat pie which was very good. We enjoyed wandering around and taking in the sights. I highly recommend stopping in here!
Written 30 September 2022
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Gomez Evelyn
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
the centre of Barcelona’s historic city. Well worth a look around and a shop but be careful for pick pockets who pray on the unsuspecting in the busy bustling alleys as people shop. Some great small tapas stalls and wine stalls where you can try the fabulous local seafood and Iberian hams with a glass of wine. Great atmosphere and an incredible array of produce. A great place
Written 21 September 2022
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vava
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
May 2022 • Family
So much fun to see the different colors of the drinks and different flavors. I loved it so much that I even went back 2 times.
Written 21 September 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
Aug 2022
Boqueria is an old and historic marketplace in downtown Barcelona, but over the last decades it became a tourist attraction loosing its prime character and becoming a tourist trap with mostly tourists visiting it.
It is set in the middle of likewise tourist La Rambla street. Therefore no wonder is so high on TA list.
The market is pretty small in size, but products are really nicely and eye catching arranged. You'll find everything from fruits and veggies, fish, cheese, meats,....to all kinds of Spanish famous jamon. A small snack of it costs 5 Euros.
If you're for an authentic Barcelona market head to Mercat de Sant Antoni which is some 15 min walk away, not in the tourist part of town.
Written 11 September 2022
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NYCPQ
Montreal, Canada406 contributions
Aug 2022
Worth the detour. Spectacular food and variety. Many places to take a meal of buy snacks. Also it is clean for a market. Great experience
Written 10 September 2022
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Lillian H
5 contributions
Sep 2022
Lovely food market, a real feast for the senses! So many stalls selling gorgeous local food and spices. Super enjoyable
Written 9 September 2022
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Nina
65 contributions
Jul 2022
A market that offers a lot of traditional as well as non-traditional food. Here you have the opportunity to try and buy local products, or take advantage of a visit to the market for a good lunch. Market full of fresh fish, meat, fruit to other pre-prepared food. The best vibe of the market can be experienced before noon. Definetly a must go when visiting Barcelona!
Written 5 September 2022
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David H
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
Aug 2022
Authentic fresh market, the most diverse types of ham, sausage, fresh fish, fruit, coloured sweets and many other typical Catalan products. Very cosy atmosphere. Busy and watch out for pickpockets. From the Ramblas you can easily visit this colourful and fragrant fresh market. The market is located halfway from the Ramblas to the Liceu metro station; look, smell and taste! It's a shame that many of the stalls have been closed.
Written 1 September 2022
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Dale6284
Calgary, Canada366 contributions
Aug 2022
Fun vibe, unique sights, sounds and smells! We loved our walk through the market and if you're in Barcelona you must take this in!
Written 29 August 2022
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