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St. Josep La Boqueria

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El Raval
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Address: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 933 18 25 84
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A must see and eat!

We visited here almost everyday as great place for lunch and browsing. The market sells everything and caters for all food likes and need. Found a fab vegetarian stall that also... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
judithmartinshem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited here almost everyday as great place for lunch and browsing. The market sells everything and caters for all food likes and need. Found a fab vegetarian stall that also catered for vegan and gluten free. The sweet stalls were gorgeous and yummy fruit and veg. Some good little places to eat all around the market and a square... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Words can't do this place justice you really have to be there to appreciate it. A foodies paradise, tapas stalls are really busy and you kind of have to hover in the background and grab a seat as soon as someone moves. The food is out of this world all washed down with a glass or two of cava

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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We went to the market daily, as we stayed close by. It is crazy crowded and apparently a place where pickpockets operate, do watch your wallet and purses. The food near the entrance is geared toward tourists, a lot is it up fruit, juices and bite size food to eat while strolling. The center of the market features fish and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This market has so many stalls and is so packed with people bartering that we couldn't get through all of it! It was cool to see all the fruits, spices, meat and fish all displayed colorfully in every stall! It reminded us of the covered market in Budapest! I would definitely return!

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Thank Kendra B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited this market after hearing some great reviews but was not very impressed. Like any buzzing food market I admire the energy of the place and the unique 'food finds' but being a veggie you will not find enough options to keep yourself engaged and rather get knocked down by the maddening crowd!

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McMinnville
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We visited the market in the evening, but many of the vendors were closed. So we came back in the morning. However, it was a Monday, so the fish vendors weren't open on that day. We got some tapas, fresh juice, and breakfast tamales. It was super crowded. A mass of wall to wall people. So much so that it... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

Generally,the food in the restaurants&cafes, along this strip is shocking&over-priced,however,this incredible,traditional fresh produce market,is the saving grace,apart from the amazing range of fresh fruits,vegetables,jamon,spices,particularly pimenton&saffron,the most comprehensive selection of seafood you have ever seen,beautifully presented,you have the option of sampling the delicacies ,with a lovely glass of Cava.at the numerous bars&stands,the stall holders have been here for generations,no surprise,that it... More 

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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the classic market to come back and see. There are many around the world, but Spanish sounds and flavors is the classic market reminding the rest markets around the world

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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Lovely market, but unwise of us to visit on a Saturday. Lots of meat markets, seafood, fruit and sweets. One star off for how crowded it was.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great experience, great tastes. We loved the fruit shakes, especially Papaya coconut. Beautiful fruit and vegetables, very very fresh food. It's not only a must to visit this market, it's a place to return to a few times on your Barcelona trip.

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Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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