Mercat Santa Caterina
Mercat Santa Caterina
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The area
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Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 4 min walk
  • Urquinaona • 6 min walk
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
Aug 2022
This was my third time in Barcelona, but the very first I've visited this market under its distinctive curved roof. It is set in a quieter part of Barcelona old town, not that much frequented by tourists.
I found the market being cheaper and cleaner than the touristy Boqueria on Rambla. Also I walked the stalls in peace not being pushed by hundreds of tourists, so could enjoy their offer, specially the famous jamon.
Written 12 September 2022
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Lorrie W
Milwaukee, WI115 contributions
Jan 2022
We stopped and bought bread, cheeses, nuts and fruits. This lovely young man at Debon meats let us test the cheese and meat we bought. He was so very helpful. We also had take out that was equally delicious! Very fun!
Written 18 January 2022
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J L
Naperville, IL135 contributions
Sep 2021
it is one of the 2 major market in Barcelona. It is more local than the other but smaller. It worths to go there if you have time to sit down having snakes
Written 22 October 2021
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Arthur Villon
Valencia, Spain1,030 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
A market place where you can get from fresh meat, fruits,cheese, veggies, seafood etc. This place has great vibe we totally enjoyed it.
Written 16 August 2021
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Gloria P
Madison, WI25 contributions
Sep 2019
Love this Mercat, not as large as La Boqueria on la rambles but has everything you need. Colorful vegetables, great cheeses and olives and you can find a wonderful selection of jamon.
Also, great neighborhood and the restaurants outside use food from the mercat.
Written 5 March 2020
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Alexandra_castle
Maidstone, UK97 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Don’t get me wrong much more hygienic than la Boqueria but sorry for me just didn’t have the atmosphere
Written 21 February 2020
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MPS20132000
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain36 contributions
Feb 2020
DAVID: Best meat shop. To me, probably (I dont know that many, yes) the greatest meat shop in Barcelona: superb meats, highly friendly service. Visit with a local to experience how David treats customers.
Written 20 February 2020
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michael c
15 contributions
Feb 2020
We visit the Caterina Market whenever we're in Barcelona. It's much nicer than La Boqueria and much much less crowded. It's very clean and well organized and the prices are very good.
Written 15 February 2020
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Ross H
Barcelona, Spain59 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Great local market with associated restaurants. We had a fantastic lunch here so nice. Lots of local produce and meats.
Written 4 January 2020
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192282
Lund, Sweden1,885 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We love food markets and try to visit one whenever we travel. This one is in a charming area of Palma and even though its compact the selection was impressive. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, baked goods, and great florists
It was really busy as it was Christmas Eve and we couldn’t try out any of the food stalls but hope to return another day
We did get a beautiful xmas ornament as a lovely reminder of our visit
Written 26 December 2019
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