Mercat Abaceria
Mercat Abaceria
4.5

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The area
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Neighborhood: Gracia
Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to be an independent town until late into the 19th century. Though it’s just a short commute away from the center, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Gracia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona.
How to get there
  • Fontana • 7 min walk
  • Joanic • 8 min walk
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Floridamountsineer
Ocala, FL57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Local market with local foods. Way away from the tourist sights! For those that want to be immersed in the culture this is the place to go!

Wander around and sample some food. Take a stab and speaking Espanol/catauyan.

Viva Barcelona!
Written July 21, 2016
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David L
San Francisco, CA580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
The joy of the old Gracia district is its working class roots. Mercat Abaceria is a great example. Unlike La Boqueria, which is crowded and expensive, Mercat Abaceria is not. It's where you will find locals shopping and having conversations with the vendors. For foodies who like to take photos, it's easier to navigate with its wide, quieter aisles. Shop like a local.
Written August 26, 2015
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Warrington traveller
Warrington, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Wow such a vibrant and welcoming market to visit. Very clean and inviting. Would highly recommend you visit this place.
Written May 6, 2019
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Jmarshall95678
West Palm Beach, FL565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We stayed in Gracia (near the Joanic Metro) and this was the fresh market we shopped at. I couldn't really figure out the hours - but the bakeries surrounding it were so good, I didn't really mind that it was closed sometimes. When it was open it was full of bounty! A dozen eggs for a euro, fresh local cheese, a great olive guy, fresh bread, plus lots of meat and seafood. This is a real local mercat, not that over priced nonsense on the Rambla. Everyone is so nice and it was a pleasure to be able to experience this part of Barcelona.
Written June 11, 2016
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Jeff_and_Eliz
239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
I visited this local food market while on a food tour in the Gracia neighborhood. While at this market, you must stop at La Trobada del Gourmet. They have the best selection of Spanish and Catalan Cheeses. Also visit Pairo Design while at the market for a wonderful assortment of local olives.
Written January 16, 2018
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Pelias M
Barcelona, Spain850 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Better not to go at saturdays. The Ajuntament want to rebuild soon all the market. Besides the typicall stuff, there at least 8 fish shops that are very good. It's a place to buy food to prepare at home (not to eat)
Written April 27, 2017
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Chadsi
Naples, FL82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
We were just walking home from La Sagrada Familia and stumbled upon this place. It was in the morning and leading up to it were some flea market looking booths. Then i saw the entrance to this market. It was great I think we were the only tourist there. It was almost only locals there and it had everything catalonian.

If your into this type of thing you will like this place.
Written March 12, 2017
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Charlotte P
Menen, Belgium161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Staying close by and popped in to have a quick look. Ended up staying for 2 hours. Had some tapas and local made vermouth (delicious and cheap 1.50€) Lots of locals doing their daily shopping. I like being away fro the traditional tourist stuff sometimes and this was it.
Written November 26, 2016
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hydrojob
Denver, CO30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016
We visited on a weekday and the place was hoping. There are lots of different vendors including fresh fruits, fish, nuts and restaurants. This is a great place to go midday for a snack and to soak up the locals.
Written June 4, 2016
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Kimo Dio
Fountain Hills, AZ339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
Make sure you don't go there hungry 'cause you'll end up stopping and eating at every booth. If you can't find what you are looking, then it doesn't exist.
Written April 20, 2016
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