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La Boqueria

Rambla 91, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    John B
    5 Jul 09, 2014

    Great for a walk around - but it is better to go to less "touristy" markets - for example the "Concepció" Market on Calle Aragon, between CAlle Bruc and Calle Girona if you want to buy fresh produce.

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    Tina Nguyen
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    5 Jun 27, 2014

    La Boqueria is great just to experience the bustling market where locals shop at. I used to pick up produce here all the time. Word of advice: the further "in" you go, the cheaper the prices will be. In fact, look around and compare prices before you buy anything. I would recommend picking up a juice (don't pay more than €1 for one... if you're lucky or come towards the end of the day at 8pm, maybe they'll give you an extra one for free as they did my friend). There are also two notable tapas bars in here, I've just never been-- would recommend going if you get the chance, though! (It may be expensive, but one of them is called Bar Pinotxo. Can't recall the other). Enjoy, get lost, take photos, buy a snack or two if you're hungry

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    Brad Elliott
    5 Jun 16, 2014

    Come hungry. There's so much food and many treats to be tasted. Or just walk through and enjoy the sites and smells.

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    Elvira Vanag
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    5 Jun 12, 2014

    Go to Mercat de la Boqueria for brunch or lunch… find a vendor that you like (or where you see a lot of locals) and order a bunch of dishes to try (be adventurous)… make sure you get cava to go with it (even if it’s 10 o’clock in the morning). It is an unforgettable experience. If it’s fall season, you’ll see a lot of mushrooms around the market, and ready to be cooked for you. My husband is mushroom-crazy, so it was like heaven for him. You can also buy some cheese, jamon, fruit and bread to eat later at your hotel or for a simple picnic if you are going on a day trip outside Barcelona.

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    Steve Hunter
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    5 Jun 12, 2014

    This is the most amazing food market I've seen anywhere in the world! Grab a fruit juice, some Iberico ham, check out the selection of fresh seafood, grab some tapas and then some amazing chocolates. Go back and do it again...

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    Iban B
    5 Jun 04, 2014

    Guau!! Is not because Im from BCN, i ve been around the world, this is the most beautiful "fresh food" market i never seen, mixture of tourist and local people to do the daily shopping....

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    4 May 16, 2014

    It's hard to move in here, as this seems to be one of the most popular places in Barcelona. Yes, you can find some good prices here, but trying to move through the crowd may wear your patience thin.

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    Chris Ciolli
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    4 Mar 24, 2014

    La Boqueria is busy, hectic and overwhelming, but an ideal place for locavores to come to eat, shop and take pictures. Environmentally conscious shoppers can focus on stands offering organic and regionally produced goods (there are great wine, cheese, charcuterie and olive oil shops here) like Organic, aka Organic is Orgasmic, which also has a full restaurant in nearby Raval.

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    4 Feb 03, 2014

    It's a large market right in the middle of the Ramblas. They have a wide selection of all kinds of meats, cheeses and produce for good prices. There are little shops that offer prepared food. They cater to tourists with a wide selection of delicious refreshing and exotic juice combinations like my favorite dragonfruit and coconut! The juices are colorful and delicious and available for 1.50 each or 2 for 2 Euro.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    Old public market with an entrance off of las ramblas. It is a fun place to walk around and explore looking at a variety of different tasty fresh food options.

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    Rachel Greene
    5 Oct 20, 2013

    La Boqueria is a market like no other. Arrive early and browse for hours - believe me, you'll need the time. The colorful candy selections, fresh juices and coffee bars are mouth watering. Have breakfast in the market for a real treat.

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    Molly Freedenberg
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    5 Oct 18, 2013

    Perhaps my favorite farmers market in the world, this large covered village of stalls and booths features crusty bread and spicy mustard, and places to get coffee and pastries, and row after row of purple eggplants next to bright green lettuce and impossibly red tomatoes, figs and blueberries and papayas, peaches next to pluIms next to star fruit cut open to reveal their shape. Fresh fish and meat. Dried fruits and nuts. Everything you can imagine, all fresh and lovely. If farmers markets at home are self love, this market is self adoration.

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    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    If you want to take a big bite out of Barcelona's food culture, come to this market. You'll find wine bars and tapas alongside aged serrano hams and indescribably rich truffles - and so much more.

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    Carlos Alberto C
    5 Oct 17, 2013

    The most traditional market of the city, where you could find all kind of fresh products, and over all it`s peculiar stands of tapas, as also the best selection of local wines, and you`ll be welcome at the shop "celler de la Boqueria", where my guests will have the best recomendation and the oportunity to taste some good wine of the day.

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    Trina D.
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    5 Sep 24, 2013

    If you spend any time in Barcelona, you should familiarize yourself with the Mercat de la Boqueria. It is a rather HUGE farmers' market complete with everything you might want to eat during your stay in the city. There are fruit & vegetable vendors, meat & cheese vendors, dry goods, alcohol, seafood, coffee, pastries, etc. Basically anything your newly minted European stomach desires.

    Deals can be had throughout the day but I recommend the zumos de frutas (fresh fruit juices) for €2. They come in 10+ flavors ranging from the mundane (strawberry banana) to the tropical (mango coconut). Some places will sell you two for €2 which is a steal! All are 100% juice so sip away. We grabbed some fresh fruit, ham for sandwiches, and zumos for a day of sightseeing. It was perfect and really close to where we stayed near Las Ramblas.

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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    I love the Boqueria, a huge outdoor market full of fresh fruits served in bowls or blended in juices, fresh meat and cured meat, lots of cheeses, candy, and other local goods. It's a great place to pick up snacks for the day or souvenirs for gifts.

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    Caroline Aranius
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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    One of my favorite stops during the entire visit. We spent many hours wandering the aisles, buying lunch and fruit almost daily. A must for any food lover.

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    Julie Sheridan
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    5 Sep 17, 2013

    Without a doubt, the quality of the fresh produce available locally is the highlight of life here for vegetarians. Nothing beats a shopping experience in the colourful Boqueria market, where you’ll face an overwhelming selection of fresh fruit and vegetables you may well be struggling to put names to. (If you’re a sensitive sort, you may want to steer well clear of the butchers’ stalls, however!)

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    Rachel E.
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    5 Sep 10, 2013

    Great market in Barcelona. Please, please if you go here, actually buy something. The produce is wonderful and sadly, many tourists just walked in and took pictures and missed out on why the market is there!
    My colleague and I had the luxury of staying in an apartment so we stocked up on fruit and veg and cheese as well as buying fresh fish to cook for dinner. Yummy!

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    Jimmy Nadēr
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    4 Sep 01, 2013

    To shop like barcelonins do and feel like a local, you gotta pass by La boqueria and discover the richly disposed food. From fruits to vegetables to meat to drinks, a full picnic can be gathered here. don't miss the fabulous sangria bottles, in taste and in shape.

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4.5 out of 5
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Those looking for a bargain on local cuisine and produce might be overwhelmed, in the best of ways, at Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria. More commonly known as La Boqueria, this public market can be accessed from an entrance along Las Ramblas. Visitors are initially welcomed with colorful candies and fresh fruits. To the left, bar areas and restaurants serve affordable Catalan ... read more
dishes, most notable of which are the enormous seafood platters. Want a seat at the bar? Be assertive and brush up on your Catalan, because there isn’t much English here.

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Aliases: Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria