Mercat de la Boqueria
Mercat de la Boqueria
4.5
08:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 20:30
Saturday
08:00 - 20:30
About
Officially known as the Mercat de San Josep as it was built on a former monastery, La Boqueria is a popular food market along Barcelona's touristy La Rambla stretch. Dating back to the 13th century, this colorful market is the largest in the city, home to more than 300 stalls renowned for selling some of the freshest produce—including meats, vegetables, cold cuts, sweets, and seafood. Join a food and drink tasting tour with a local to better enjoy the delicious delicacies on display and learn more about the market's history. The market can be easily reached by the metro. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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.
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  • Liceu • 2 min walk
  • Jaume I • 8 min walk
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  • Holly S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge variety of yummy food!
    Amazing selection of so many foods to snack on or have a meal. We enjoyed the fruit cups and smoothies every day of our holiday. We also liked the deli meats and snacks you could buy to eat on the go. It’s open until the evening which is great for snacks or lunch all day. There are some nice places you can actually sit to eat. Very busy but worth it, and you the market traders are very friendly with the prices very clear so no need to negotiate! E.g €2.50 For a fresh fruit cup or smoothie. €5 for a burrito or empanada. The only thing lacking is seating nearby to eat, as the seating available is only for the restaurants.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada2,069 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic food market
    We stopped here with the tour group I was on. The food market reminded me of the markets in Istanbul. There are more than 300 stalls in this 2,500 square meter market. As for history of the place, the land where the Mercado de la Boquería is located, use to be the home to a convent.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Andy D
    Toronto, Canada42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit while in Barcelona. Probably more than once as well!
    This bustling market is a must visit on a trip to Barcelona. A bit hectic but the food experience here is unmatched for local seafood, meats and snacks. Vendors offer prepared dishes and to go items of their produce and raw items. Enjoy a beer or glass of wine while your food is prepared right there. Amazing selection of seafood, cured meats and many other items. Prices are probably a bit higher than finding them on their own at other spots in the city but the experience is worth the slight increase. Too much to try on one visit! Schedule 2 trips on your visit to Barcelona.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • efustok
    Houston, Texas1,314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come hungry, you will want to try it all
    Dear foodie readers, I love imagining how things would have been when visiting places that have been around for a while. This market was established in 1856, so not only are you going to a fabulous place, there is history there as well. We have done a good food tour in the Seattle market, and let me tell you, if you have never experienced one, this may be the place to do it. Since there are so many options, the tour will usually allow you to try the best of the best. The colors, the choices, the flavors, it honestly seems endless. We went every morning while in Barcelona, I loved the spinach and cheese empanadas, my boys would get fresh fruit juices with a pastry, and the hubs a cup of coffee. They opened early, so it was a perfect stop as we walked to our tour of the day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,065 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of amazing food places to enjoy
    It was really good to walk around, had my morning juice from market for 4 morning in a row and they are delicious. Also many food outlets to enjoy with lots of variety so you can visit several times. Also can buy meat, seafood, sweets along with souvenirs. Located near the start of La Rambla and definitely on the list of things to do and see in and around Barcelona.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Gem B
    Newhaven, United Kingdom582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the Hamburger Tacos 🌮
    Great place to visit. Just make sure you’re really hungry. So much you will want to try. Grab a fruit juice and have a stroll around all the stalls. Be careful of your bags, best to have them in front of you here as it can get very busy and cramped.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Kate Rothwell
    Dublin, Ireland224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    INCREDIBLE!
    This was on our must see list for visiting Barcelona. This is a 12/10. The stalls and options of food are incredible - you will want to taste everything! We had a great time walking around viewing all the different food stalls. This is a must see in Barcelona.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Becky F
    Widnes, United Kingdom137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Amazing experience. Easily spend a few hours exploring. Literally ate and drank our way round. Make sure you go there hungry and with plenty of money to spend . Lots of experiences to try... fresh juices, fresh fruits, spanish meats and cheese, fresh fish, oysters, paella, to name just a few. It's definitely a must to visit! Is very very busy so be prepared for a crowded walk around. Closer on a Sunday.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Sidneysg
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit!
    I had visited Barcelona 3 times before but never the market. I missed out, so glad I visited this time. It’s feels like you in one your favourite food travel shows. We found a seat at Remblero what a great experience
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • travelqueenme
    Chicago, Illinois244 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better than a museum!!!!
    One of the best markets I have ever seen in my life!!! I would compare it to a museum of fruit, vegetable, nuts, candy display. This is a must activity if you are in Barcelona! we tried fruits, nuts, freshly squeeze juices, baked goods, and had a wonderful lunch.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
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Josh W
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
a veritable feast for the senses, a crowded, bustling place with vendors selling every type of food imaginable: fruit and vegetables, cured and fresh meats, breads and cheeses, seafood, fruit juices. it is a must do in Barcelona!
Written 11 July 2024
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Laura W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
A very bustling market with so many amazing sights and smells. We thoroughly enjoyed our little jaunt into this “Mercado” . My son and I had fun excursion and walk through the market especially enjoying the charcuterie serano was shaved right from the shank (?) and the salty cheeses cut from the block. We had special juices to go with them from another stand. The sweets - cookies and candies from one of the oldest in Barcelona was equally delicious. We never felt uncomfortable walking around in there and as always just stayed mindful of our belongings. Great place to take in the atmosphere while enjoying local culinary delights.
Written 11 July 2024
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VinoMikey
Orlando, FL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Mercat de la Boqueria is a Barcelona must. If you're into meats, cheeses, charcuterie, antipasti, fresh seafood, and/or tapas, this is your spot! Grab a seat at Bar Boqueria, enjoy the tapas and wine, and marvel at the quality service. Freshly sliced Iberian ham is the ultimate and has now surpassed Italian prosciutto as our favorite! Amazing food everywhere you look. Just make sure you bring your appetite.

"Would you go back again?" or "Would you do it again?" or "Would you order it again?" is the question I always ask of any traveler. The answer tells me everything I need to know. The answer for the Mercat de la Boqueria? A resounding Yes! I'll make sure to make time for it our next trip there!
Written 2 July 2024
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Bank_Nerd
Chicago, IL204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This was a must do on our trip and it didn’t disappoint! Everything lived up to our expectations. We went around 6 and it was perfect ~ lively but not super crowded. We walked around and then got seats at Bar Boqueria to have some tapas and sangria…it was a perfect first day!
Written 29 June 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
This is a big outdoor/indoor fruit and food market. It is a lot of fun and there are all kinds of fruits, fish, drinks and other things. It so pretty crowded.
Written 27 June 2024
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Jennifer
Whitby, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Can’t say enough about this amazing collection of food and drink vendors. Fruit, drinks, nuts, cheeses, meats, empanadas, paninis! All delicious! Fabulous place just off Ramblas!
Written 22 June 2024
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Rafu
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Food was absolutely delicious and nice atmoshphere. It really brings a nice vibe when even just walking around the place. I tasted a chocolate strawberry stick, very good. Only minus is that it was really busy. Recommend going!
Written 22 June 2024
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noorannina
Helsinki, Finland45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Lively and busy food market that I visited on a Tuesday morning. Endless number of stalls packed with a variety of fresh food. You can buy smoothies, fruit bowls, crisps, small Spanish dishes, meat, veggies, fruit, spices and sweets. Definitely recommend to visit this place but also hold tight to your wallet and phone!
Written 21 June 2024
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Traveltogo33
Ohio461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
There are tons of vendors here, and a lot of opportunities to try different foods, cheeses, drinks, candy, etc. It is starting to feel a little touristy though, so keep that in mind. Worth a visit.
Written 18 June 2024
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Chrissie737
155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Loved Barcelona and all it had to offer.

The Sagrada Familia was an absolute must to visit. The most extraordinary architecture, but the real beauty was inside. Tickets need to be booked in advance, as with Guidii Parc.

Went on Bus Tourist 34hr ticket around Barcelona, but would try the other company as it was difficult to follow the route and often the commentary came a little late for us to get off at a stop. I have been on these bus tours around many cities and this sadly was lacking..
However, we found it really annoying when street sellers, who are very persistent, kept interrupting us while we were having lunch or dinner. These sellers said they were from Senegal, and trying to make money to send home to their children. Even if this was the case, they were extremely difficult to get rid of and it really did spoil our meals out.
Stayed at Hostal Argo, 305 Valencia Ave. very basic, but clean, extremely helpful staff and chosen for reasonable cost and location. Lots of bakeries /coffee shops & opposite a fruit and flower market
UBER not established there as taxi drivers don’t want competition! However taxi’s are quite reasonably priced

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Written 13 June 2024
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