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Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria

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Address: Plaza de la Boqueria | Ramblas, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 31 82 584
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining, Wine tasting
Description: This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and...
This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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Truly Great Spanish Market

We entered the market off La Rambla and wow what a great atmosphere. This place is a feast for fish and meat lovers. There are huge displays of fresh fruit and juices and sweet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We entered the market off La Rambla and wow what a great atmosphere. This place is a feast for fish and meat lovers. There are huge displays of fresh fruit and juices and sweet stalls all over the place and don't eat before you visit because there is plenty to eat all over. If you reading this and looking where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A bit overwhelming, what with the crowds and tourists, but the seemingly thousands of stalls with fresh produce, meats, jamons, cheeses,breads, fish, sweets... it all looked wonderful and inspiring -- we bought provisions for dinner and ate it all on our rooftop terrace. Loads of places to get something to eat and or drink, we parked ourselves at a seafood... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

La Boqueira is centrally located in Barcelona, basically on La Ramblas. The food market is not as big as I thought and offers a range of stalls with cured meats, fish, cheese and fruit. It is good to have a snack there and it is a place to visit in Barcelona

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A must in Barcelona! Loved this market! A huge variety of foods/drinks etc. to be found & experienced. Even if you don't buy anything, you should walk through it! There are seemingly endless booths of all sorts of goodies & there are tapas bars throughout. We enjoyed walking through the whole market, perusing & sampling & settled at the very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

the oldest and biggest market in Barcelona for every conceivable type of food you could wish for. all the stalls laid out and beautifully presented with fresh produce, all tempting you to buy something. the market covers a fairly large area but it is much of a muchness. there is nothing unique or different. the smells are the same. the... More 

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

don´t forget the Mercat La Bogarìa, St Josep, La Rambla. Great market for breakfast / brunch, Mojito 5 Euro :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fish lovers delight! Meat lovers delight! Shellfish lovers delight! Iberian ham lovers delight, from those on a budget to 180+ €/kg. Rabbit/lamb/chicken lovers delight! Clean, not crowded until 11:30 or so. Plan on 2-3 hours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit for any trip to Barcelona! Grab a bite at one of the bars and watch in utter awe the crowds and the mesmerizing array of delicacies, local produce and delectables on display. Walk the many aisles of food shops and soak in the beauty of it all, what a sight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The market structure dates back to 1830s, although the original market began in 1217. This traditional Spanish market offers visitors a unique experience with stands that offer everything from candied insects to rare exotic mushrooms and herbs. Here you will also find the "El Quim" our place to eat in the market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Boqueria while in Barcelona is a must. If you happen to go around lunchtime, stop at this wonderful place. It sits in the center of everything. Grab a seat at the counter and watch the madness all around you. We ordered the grilled artichokes (fantastic) and the grilled seafood platter (expensive at 30Euro but amazing).

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