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“Mecca for foodies” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria

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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$25*
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Barcelona Gourmet Food and La Boqueria Market...
Ranked #1 of 174 Shopping in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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“Mecca for foodies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

For individuals who love to eat and cook it's like visiting a museum of food art. It is a cornucopia of visual delights & appetizing smells. The colors of the different vegetables, the display of meats, sausages, hams, fresh fish, creative candies, baked goods, chocolates, take out foods are all part of this lively marketplace. Watch the expert carvers cut and vacuum pack the ham into wafer thin slices.

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“Make sure you visit this market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Try and eat at one of the tapas stalls at the back of the market if you can get a seat.
Great for photos and presents.

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“la Boqueria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Busy and bustling local food market just off La Rambla.

We took our time walking round all the different stalls, soaking up the atmosphere, different smells and vibrant colours before sampling and buying various foodstuffs and taking them away for a picnic lunch.

Fresh fruit smoothies cost from 1 euro, delicious deep fried cod balls 3 euro for three (very filling), olives from around 60 cents per bag and various breads from around 1 euro.

For anyone who is a bit sensitive - beware there are sheep heads, skinned rabbits, brains etc on show in the butchers stalls.

If you want to see the fishmongers avoid a Monday as there are only a few open on that day.

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“VISUAL AND FOODIE PARADISE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This market is just off La Rambla. It is a foodie paradise. Spices, fruit, vegetables, fish, jambon, etc etc.. Photo ops galore. Purchased some saffron and paella spice mix. Packed with tourists and locals at lunch hour. Various food stands for lunch. ANOTHER MUST SEE IN BARCELONA.

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“Unmissable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a place! For foodies everywhere this is a must. Granted it's usually full of visitors to the city and takes an age to get round but check out the butchers, sellers of cured meat, the fruiterers and the fishmongers in the central area. There are quite a few tapas bars within the area of the restaurant and it's a very atmospheric place to eat

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