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Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria

Address: Plaza de la Boqueria | Ramblas, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
Phone Number: 93 31 82 584
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Barcelona Gourmet Food and La Boqueria Market...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining, Wine tasting
Fee: No
Owner description: This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping, People-watching, Dining, Wine tasting
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Owner description: This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Situated on Las Ramblas and well worth a visit, delicious looking fruits (very reasonably priced at 2 Euros a pot), veg, meats, sweets and some very scary local delicacies, sheeps (I think) heads, brains, innerds, Octopus etc...."We're not in Tesco's Toto!!"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wow, what a place to eat fresh seafood cooked by the market stall stand. Get there early to ensure you get a seat round the market's tapas bars. After a good feed a great and cost effective glass of wine and one of the wine cellars. Far cheaper than La Rambles main stretch and this is where the locals will... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Historic Barcelona market is worth a detour while on a stroll along Las Ramblas. Colorful display of fresh produce, seafood and meat products and occasional hustle by vendors makes the visit memorable. A selfie here is a must.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Not only the food, but for people watching and photo ops. We weren't hungry, so we did not buy anything to eat or drink, but I feasted on all of the lovely stalls visually and took a TON of photos. It is so different from what we are used to here in the States. Around every corner was a new... More 

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

While waiting 5 days for my Spain tour to start I stayed in a Nice B&B exactly across the Ramblas from the enterance to this UNbelievable market under one roof. I live in the Florida Keys and seafood is a major business, But I have never seen such a variety. It figuratively Blew me Away, the produce, pastries. Unbelievable. Planning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to visit if you are a foodie. The fruit smoothies are terrific and there are lots of options to choose from. There is a stall for pickled olives, different kinds to sample, the olives stuffed with sun dried tomatoes were awesome. Right at the end there's a catalyunian food stall which was great. Must visit.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Situated in Las Ramblas that means a very touristic but still a wonderful place to visit. A great market to visit and to enjoy the colors & smells.Very well organized and clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A touristy place, for sure, but well worth a visit. The emotions you feel looking at colorful stalls at every corner can't be explained if you never visited it. We came here to grab a quick launch on the go and we weren't disappointed! An excellent place to get the vibrant side of Barcelona.

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East Islip, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Yes it is touristy... yes it is overdone. Nonetheless, its beautiful bouquet of colors and variety must be seen. I actually purchased some marzipan to bring home for my daughter simply to show her how elaborate it was. Overall, it is worth seeing at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very touristic because its situated in Las Ramblas. But maybe one of the best markets in the world. Very Rich, Well organized, great presentation but pricey.

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