La Boquería Food Market info & history
A food shrine, this Barcelona food market has it all, from stacks of fruits, to sucking pigs and lobsters.
It was Barcelona’s market for many years, but it has changed to what it is today. The constant renovations have transformed what was a few sellers of meat into one of the largest markets in Europe; today occupies more than 2,500 square meters and shelter, more than 273 stands.
The size and number of merchants are comparable only with the variety of products offered. We can find poultry, meat, meat products, dried and fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, olives, eggs, frozen, homemade pasta, and sweets. Beyond that, the market offers different programs centred around cooking classes for adults and children and wine tasting, the most common.
When you enter the market, you see many people running along the market stall, merchants offering their products out loud.
Despite the location, the entry is in the middle of La Rambla, one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city; it is an undeniable destination for the visitors interesting in a culinary pleasure; it’s much more than a simple attraction for those that want to get acquainted with local tastes. It is highly recommended Catalan cuisine where the local farmers and the chefs of the small bars represent the deep culinary tradition of the region.
On Saturday, the merchant tries to sell all the products, incredibly fresh like a fish, which is very convenient that the prices are down. But, on the other hand, most of the citizens of Barcelona know the place these days, I mean you should expect a lot of people.
Anyway, La Boquería food market is a feast for the eyes, buy good wines, learn to cook, drink a glass of fresh juice, eat fast tapa, or pack lunch in one of the most legendary bars like Pinotxo you find on the entry to the market. It’s a place where you can find almost everything
La Boquería food market is open every day from 8:00 a.m; to 8:30 p.m; except on Sundays,
Tips: If you want to avoid crowded, you should go after 2:00 in the evening, before that the market is full of people.
Do not miss it.!
How to get La Boqueria Food Market
08001 Barcelona, Spain.
MetroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
From Hotel Lloret Ramblas: Go down La Rambla, 5 min walk.
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