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La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)
La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria) is Barcelona’s busiest market and arguably one of Europe’s most popular, serving as a vibrant hub of Catalan culture. The market dates back to the 13th century, but today’s version is held in the Mercat de Sant Josep market hall, a Modernist iron and glass canopy built in 1914 along La Rambla. Piles of fresh fruits and vegetables, pails of glistening olives, and huge slabs of cheese and foie gras line the stalls, alongside an array of local seafood and varying cuts of meat—including the odd pig head.

The Basics
Whether you’re sourcing ingredients for the perfect paella or just soaking up the unique atmosphere, few experiences are as quintessentially Barcelonian as shopping in the city’s liveliest market. La Boqueria’s variety and lively atmosphere can be overwhelming, so consider a guided walking tour, which helps you navigate the crowded lanes and learn about the unique ingredients that form Catalan cuisine. To complete the foodie experience, combine a market trip with a tapas tasting or food tour of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • La Boqueria is a must for foodies.
  • Most of the fresh fruits and ready-to-eat products (jamon, empanadas, candy, etc.) are in the stalls toward the front of the market; vegetables, meats, and fish are toward the back.
  • Come hungry, and stop for a meal at one of several tapas bars.
  • Many stalls have a minimum spending requirement for credit cards, so remember to bring some cash.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit wet.
  • Don’t forget your camera: The market stalls rank among Barcelona’s most colorful sights.

How to Get There
La Boqueria is situated along La Rambla between the Raval and the Gothic Quarter. It’s easily accessible on foot from just about anywhere in the old city, or by riding the Green Line to the Liceu metro station.

When to Get There
La Boqueria is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8:30pm. Some of the tapas bars and fish vendors are also closed on Mondays. To avoid the crowds, go early in the day; the market is a popular lunch spot thanks to its excellent Catalan food, so expect to be elbow-to-elbow during a midday visit. In August, many Catalans go on vacation, and La  Boqueria remains closed throughout the month.

Best Buys at La Boqueria
The food stalls under La Boqueria’s roof sell a staggering variety of products, some of which are of more interest to travelers than others. The fresh seafood and cow parts are fun to look at, but if you plan to buy, opt for fresh fruits and fruit juices, thin-sliced Iberico ham, dry-cured sausage, or a bag of nuts and chocolates to enjoy later. Hungry visitors can purchase and eat raw oysters on the spot or sample traditional dishes from Catalonia—fried eggs with baby squid, razor clams with white wine, or fried artichokes with romesco sauce are traditional favorites.
Address: Rambla, 91, Barcelona 08002, Spain
Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Sunday Closed
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