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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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Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona
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Ranked #5 of 150 Shopping in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining, Wine tasting
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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Staines, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Visited twice , the atmosphere is really vibrant. Obviously some of the stalls are touristy , but seeing the fish markets and the smells was really great. if you lived locally you would buy your produce from here.

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Riga
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

somebody will say, that it is tourist place and i will say also yes, but still!!! you need to visit it, while its offers a great experience and emotions (especially when you are entering meat and sea food sections)... one of the best things to do, to go to market closer to the end of the day and enjoy all... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Visited this place as recommended. At first was very impressed as there's lots of fresh fruit, seafood stalls etc. In my opinion, slightly overrated in hindsight as prices are higher than outside restaurants for seafood. Chocolate from stalls are very pricey, 60 euros per kg means you only get 5 pieces of chocolate for 4 euros. I think El Corte... More

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Horgen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent market just next to La Ramblas ( indoors and outdoors) with big variety of fruit, veg, spices, meat, fish ( loads of it) oils, tapas...Everything is very nicely presented !! The atmosphere is electric, lots of locals - which gives it a real local touch. Obviously many tourists as well. Drink one of the freshly squeezed juices or have... More

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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We went more than once. So much to see at all the stalls. - fruit, meat, fish, sweets, spices. Goodness knows what some of the offal was on offer. It's a busy place so you need a long time to get around it all. Absolutely fascinating

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I had heard so much about the Market both good and bad so I wanted to form my own opinion. I didn't need anything from the Market which helps if you just want to observe the bustle of the market place and look at the produce. I ended up wandering around for a couple of hours! In that time I... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This market reminded me a lot of Reading Terminal market in Philadelphia. So many stalls, so much to try, so many people, not enough time. It's also good place for people watching, not only the people in the stalls, but the people who come to visit. We went mid-afternoon and by then, some of the stores have closed. However there... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We wandered into the market not sure what to expect as this was the first European market we had ever been to. Everything was amazing to look at. If you love food you must come here. There are vendors selling sausages, fruit, candy, spices and so much more. You can buy items to eat immediately or take home...we found a... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit outdoor markets! I loved La Boqueria! We all got snacks and coffee for breakfast. Very busy and crowded so be careful with your possessions and stick with your group!

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Mumbai
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just off the Ramblas, this vibrant market is choc-a -bloc with all kinds of fresh and cooked goodies. It's a good idea to make one's way here at lunchtime after roaming around the city centre. Freshly cut fruit, juices, crepes, empanadas, chocolate covered strawberries and jugs of Sangria are among a host of foods here. You're spoiled for choice. As... More

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