La Boqueria Market, Barcelona

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria , is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The market hall’s official name is Mercat de Sant Josep (Saint Joseph Market), a reference to the Sant Josep convent that was built at this site in 1593 for the Carmelites, a religious order.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Boqueria Food Market is a must-see during a trip to Barcelona. Specialist stalls selling many and varied options of olives, seafood, fruit, meats, cheeses and much more are all on offer. Whether you buy some picnic ingredients, feast at one of the tapas bars or simply take a look, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

A visit to the Market of la Boqueria in Barcelona is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.

The best products from Catalonia in one place: fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars like El Quim and others…Just Perfect!!The first mention of the Boqueria market in Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old city gate to sell meat.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Dotted around the market there are bars selling both food and drink. They are most popular for lunches but are also an option for a lighter snack.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The fruit stalls throughout the market sell freshly squeezed fruit juices of many different varieties for  €1.00  a glass – a healthy and refreshing treat in the middle of the mayhem.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Fruit salad “La Macedonia.” Many vendors sell these salads for a quick, healthy, on-the-go lunch.2.5 euros is not bad for nice packet of colorful and juicy fruits

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Candies or Fruits..Guess 🙂

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

A huge selection of sweets are available for a huge selection of vendors. It’s a sugar-lovers paradise in here.

A huge selection of sweets are available for a huge selection of vendors. It’s a sugar-lovers paradise in here.

Freshly supply of Veggies

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

This fresh conejo might offend even the staunch carnivore, but that doesn’t make it any less tasty

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Cured meat

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

It’s a heaven for seafood lovers. Fresh seafood and that too of multiple varities

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

 

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

If you get tired of seeing dead fish..you can definitely have some freshly made fish balls 🙂

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

If your done with fried fish then there is dried fish too..

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Arena of Olive oils

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Nice re wine to take home with you

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Crispy and crunchy dry fruits to go well with your wine

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

This is the first time i saw such a variety of chillies at one place

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

Hope you had a good visual experience of this unique market

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, la Rambla, Barcelona, Spain

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