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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 134 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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Washington, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Have been to La Boqueria twice now, the two times we have traveled to Barcelona; we love the sights, smells and sounds of this open air food market. It's about halfway down Las Ramblas off a separate street with a big sign marked La Boqueria. Huge market area with fresh foods everyday. One can sit on stools and eat lunch,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On La Ramblas - Mercat host of venders selling fresh fruits, juices, herbs, meats, pastries, candies, etc. You could easily lose yourself in the vibrant colors, delicious foods, lively sounds and bustling energy. An experience you will be glad you took the time for.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this market early one morning and found it humming with locals and tourists. Fabulous array of food and plenty of places to get fresh food to eat. Stalls laden with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and all parts of the animal ready to cook. Great to walk around looking while munching on a fresh bread stick filled with delicious... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This market place is in the heart of Las Ramblas, they have everything and then some,you can lunch in one of the counters restaurants,the fresh smothies just for 1.50,hams,cheeses,fruits,vegetables,you name it they have it,walk the market and you will experience a mix of smell and colors,locals in the every day groceries shopping and turists browsing around makes the place an... More

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Take some time to admire the tomatoes, talk to the vendor. He is so proud of his "Catalunyan" grown produce! We would have greatly offended him had we not taken his yellow and red cherry tomato samples which, as it turned out, were so astoundly good we included that in our take-back-to-our room feast! Any time there is an opportunity... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This enclosed marketplace has everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to fish and cured meats. Late in the afternoon it is abuzz with Spaniards collecting their evening meal. If you plan to buy some things for a picnic, know a few Spanish words before you buy, to help make the purchase quick for the vendor. Most of them don't speak... More

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Ilhavo, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is my Achilles heel in Barcelona. Have to return every single time I'm back in Barcelona. I'm attracted by all the colours and how the food looks and is presented. Amazing for pictures. Prices do rise between seasons though, in May the products were slightly cheaper than in July. High season...

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We kept putting it off because it was just a couple minutes from our hotel - we just drifted in and walked around for about 10-15 minutes. But, this is a place worth spending a little more time around - whether, it's just sitting for a drink at the Pinotxo bar or seating yourself for a meal that could be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved this place! All the colors and textures of the varied products (mushroom, hams, sausages, fruits, vegies, candy ...) made this market a delight for the senses. And you should have seen the size of the knives that the fish mongers use! It took me quite awhile to go through the entire market, so allow yourself plenty of time... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love La Boquería -- there are so many different foods, and actually a lot of prepared food as well + restaurants and cafes inside. But when I went in the afternoon/around lunch time it was so crowded with tourists, it's overwhelming. I've also been earlier in the morning, like around 10:30 or 11, and it wasn't crowded at all.... More

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