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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 137 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

When exploring Barcelona and looking for somewhere to eat, wait until you have arrived here! This is the sort of place we have been looking for in our holidays. Amazing scenes and a real explosion for the senses! Don't take pictures. Just enjoy it. A real hit if you're a foodie. We could easily have spent most of our holiday... More

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you like European markets then this is for you. Extremely busy but worth going at any time. Produce is fantastic. We bought ingredients lunch a couple of times and were not disappointed. Colour, noise, food odours, action. It's all there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a huge market where you will find everything from fresh fish vendors to baked goods to a fantastic candy stand that the kids loved. It is a very authentic market. Not fancy at all. The real deal

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Go early in the morning around 8:00am, it is less crowded. We had a late breakfast there in a small family bar on the edge of the market. Spanish omelet, sea food salad, coffee and local bread; everything is very fresh and prepared in front of your eyes. in case tomatoes are finished and you want them- no problem. The... More

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Yes, lots of people. Yes, lots to view and take photos of. Make sure you stop and try a few things. We had lunch. We bought some wines. We bought a small serving of spanish ham slices. We look forward to a return visit now that we have been there once, we'll enjoy it even more.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

But go early in the morning, it's less crowded. We had breakfast there two days in the row, at a small family bar on the edge of the market. Wanted to go even the third day but on Sunday it's closed. You find everything you can dream of. The fresh juices are good but my favorite was the frozen juice... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

you really can enjoy the fresh products. if you like sea food and fresh fruits it is a place you have to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Finding a space at any of the small bars in the market is almost impossible, but finding the ingredients for a great picnic is easy and the results are delicious: dates filled with nuts or bacon; various stuffed olives, empanadas, fruits, ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unforgettable! Never seen better market. Been ther three times; saturday (best day for visiting), sunday (didn`t work), and monday (worked, but not all the stands). Really huge choise of meals, fruits, drinks, snacks,... This place definitely should be "No1 to see in Barcelona".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A lovely market and the fruit stands at the front are great. 1€ for a glass of juice and about the same 1-3€ for a small pot of fruit. Lots of tapas places inside the market and tasty-looking takeaways. We had a tortilla wrapped 'come' of 3 fish fingers and rubbery squid rings for 4.50€ which wasn't great but the... More

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