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Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria

Plaza de la Boqueria | Ramblas, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
93 31 82 584
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Ranked #4 of 146 Shopping in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining, Wine tasting
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

What can I say about one major attraction of Barcelona. It is a hugh and colorful market with many stalls selling repetitive items. This market is more catered to tourists than locals and there is nothing wrong with that concept. Travel shows and TA has made this place what it is. There is lots of excitement in the market. Definitely... More

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

After seven years I revisited the Boqueria and I still love it. It's crowded, packed with tourists and some stands are really focussed on selling juices and fruitshakes to all these tourists. But still it's totally worth it. So colorful, such a diversity. We felt like kids lost in the candy shop. If it's your first trip to Barcelona, don't... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This market is amazing and really great to walk around to escape the heat and the tourists and also to grab a bite to eat. It's perfect to go in the morning for breakfast and you'll find yourself surrounded by all types of amazing food and drinks, included fresh juices. This was a genuine experience of the real Barcelona!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you are strolling at la Ramblas, visit this open market to grab a bite or juice. Nice to see all these different products.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

When I travel I always try to visit the marketplaces, and this is definitely a market that one must not miss! It's more for tourists than locals, but it's a fun experience for your sights and other senses. You hear, see and smell the fresh food being cooked at the bars/stalls (I recommend Pinoxto), so bring your appetite with you.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In my opinion, this is more than Guell Park or Familiar cathedral. Once you put your foot here, you'll face real Barcelona. You need to make your stomach empty before getting here. I regret my dinner before here. Gladly I found a fruit stall whose picture is introduced in Pocket Lonely planet Barcelona. I asked the guy at the stall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This food market has to be my favorite place to visit in all of Barcelona. What makes it so amazing is just being able to wander and get lost for hours discovering different kinds of food and being able to snack along the way. Considering that it is located right in the heart of the city the prices are amazingly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is a true experience, to see wonderful produce and taste some of it as you go by. We had an amazing fruit drink (coconut and mango) juice. Picked up some saffron and gourmet salts as gifts, people who know about cooking really appreciated this. Sampled some dried fruits and nuts. And best of all, there are a variety of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Boqueria Market in Las Ramblas was one of the highlights of my visit to Barcelona and will say in my memories forever. The vibrancy, culture, colours and characters of the market make it very special. This is a very old and traditional market. Enjoyed fresh fruit drinks of many flavours, nachos and a miscellany of food for our picnic.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Market was packed with locals and travellers at Saturday lunch time. Very good place to feel locals' life.

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