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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
Candies or Fruits..Guess 🙂
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
This fresh conejo might offend even the staunch carnivore, but that doesn’t make it any less tasty
It’s a heaven for seafood lovers. Fresh seafood and that too of multiple varities
If you get tired of seeing dead fish..you can definitely have some freshly made fish balls 🙂
If your done with fried fish then there is dried fish too..
Arena of Olive oils
Nice re wine to take home with you
Crispy and crunchy dry fruits to go well with your wine
This is the first time i saw such a variety of chillies at one place
Hope you had a good visual experience of this unique market