Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Mercat de la Boqueria Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercat de la Boqueria
4.5
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This popular food market sells some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood in Barcelona.
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The area
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Neighborhood: La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-meter boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetizing selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
How to get there
  • Liceu • 2 min walk
  • Jaume I • 8 min walk
Popular mentions

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LondonFamily88
London, UK800 contributions
Famous central market
Jul 2021 • Family
This is a famous market near to Las Ramblas and Plaça de Catalunya. It is beautiful and clean, with well-presented stalls and fresh produce... wonderful on the eye!

It is expensive (very touristy) and crowded. We had lunch at El Quim de la Boqueria.. the seafood was amazing (even if a tapas restaurant in a market!) and recommended (if you can get a table).
Written July 22, 2021
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,069 contributions
Mercat
May 2021 • Couples
Unique marquet in the center. Lot of fresh seafood and local vendors. It was full when we visited with tourists. Good spot to spend 30 mins
Written June 30, 2021
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Ellh C
157 contributions
True local market must go and buy
Jul 2020 • Friends
Went there a year ago and it was an amazing and unexpected gem of the city. Of course there are expensive products, as in many markets of such kind all over Europe, but if you search a bit more you can find the same items in better prices, especially in the little hidden markets within the Market. The atmosphere was exactly what I expected, a blend of a local market surrounded by their everyday routine and tourists looking for new experiences and tastes. I am looking forward to going again this summer. I hope Covid 19 hasn't taken this magic feeling away.
Written June 21, 2021
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LoukasPap
Athens, Greece692 contributions
Must visit
Apr 2021
This is a place to be and a place to must visit. Born downtown Athens, Greece, there are a lot of similarities even with COVID menace around us the place can cheer us up. Everything that could think of is there. More time and you could blend with locals.
Written June 9, 2021
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Beniamin O
5 contributions
Expensive producrs
Apr 2021 • Couples
Good products but very expensive, at least for tourists. It seems fresh items, but very comercial...
Written April 20, 2021
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Emmanuelle Hiking
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,685 contributions
A must visit market
Mar 2021 • Solo
Even though we’re dealing with coronavirus, this market will cheer you up. Just walk around looking at beautiful and colorful fruits, veggies, fresh seafood 🦞...open bars and restaurants, people...a fantastic place to be. I’ve been...and will return...
Written March 13, 2021
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Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog
Lexington, KY152 contributions
Very Touristy but a Must-See for all Foodies
Feb 2020
If you’re a food lover like me, this is definitely a must-visit. You don’t need to pay any money to get it, it can be considered something free to do as long as you don’t spend any money inside. It gives you a good idea of how much of a culinary icon Barcelona is. I personally think it’s a must-visit when in Barcelona for anybody who is a foodie. It’s honestly really fun to look at all of the stalls and see some funky or even unusual foods. In my city of Rotterdam, we have the Markthal, and the Mercat de la Boqueria is on a different scale in terms of variety of stalls and food.
Written January 10, 2021
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
Very touristy
Nov 2019
We left to find our lunch and explore the amazing collection of delightful foods offered at La Boqueria Market. It was definitely sensory overload and with such an enormous selection, we had no idea where to begin in this unfortunately overcrowded food emporium. There was no seating to be had, which surprised me since it was technically not the Spanish lunch hour. Wish we'd had more time to explore what was offered.
Written October 15, 2020
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Emma
United Kingdom37 contributions
A must whilst in Barcelona!
Oct 2019
Great place to visit and see the local vendors. Very busy and a good atmosphere of shoppers.

Make sure to try one of the fresh fruit juices for 1 Euro - you won't be disappointed.
Written September 13, 2020
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Faisal
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,177 contributions
taste of food
Sep 2019
Just blend in with the crowds and enjoy the smell of the varieties of spices, fruites, fishes, and etc.
Written August 30, 2020
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