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Santa Caterina's Market

#742 of 8,022 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
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Av Francesc Camo, 16 | Ciutat vella, Parc, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 99 18
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Less shiny than Boqueria market, but the bar-resto in it is a nice experience, welcoming, cooking tasty things in from of you, fresh products of course. All types of seafood and tapas in front of you. Not very expensive. Much less crowds! mostly for locals. must do!

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Thank Yuliya C
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2016

We in England seem to have lost all our wonderful markets but they are thriving here and the selection of fresh produce was amazing. Fish, meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc, etc. Magic. Go!

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Thank Highleghlady
San Diego, California
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217 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We took a cooking class in Barcelona, a wonderful experience at Canela Fina. Before the class, we strolled with one of our chefs, through the stalls of Santa Caterina's Market. It's a glorious market that used to be open aire and is now covered, as a permanent daily market of fresh fish, meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and even an olive... More 

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Thank 2beans2000
Ottawa, Canada
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Our apartment was just behind this market and we took advantage to buy fresh fruit and breads for an occasional breakfast during our stay in Barcelona. Lovely just to stroll through all the stalls.

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Thank DeeDeeTraveler
South Jutland, Denmark
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Even though this place is full of tourists you must go here and get yourself some food or snacks. It is a nice food market with everything from chocolate to lobsters. Enjoy.

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Brasília, DF, Brazil
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beautiful clean market, much better than Boqueria. We had a paella there and it was delicious. It is worth the visit.

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Thank Zoeluma
Los Angeles
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This market has a different, relaxed vibe compared to the hustle-and-bustle crowds of other markets. We took our time sampling the cheeses, meats and hams here. We chatted with the vendors on their goods and they were very helpful. You couldn't really connect with folks at the other crowded market. Since it is a relatively new market, the whole place... More 

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Thank Carmela L
Ra'anana, Israel
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329 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016

Range of fresh juices, first class fruits, cheeses and meats. All so cleanly displayed. We arrived late in the day, about1900, and a lot of the merchandise is offered at a discount price. Well worth the visit!

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Thank GordonBloch
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

When we stayed in Barcelona we rented a room in an apartment therefore we did a lot of buying food here to eat at home. The market place is vibrant and beautiful. Perfectly situated in the centre of the old town. The vendors are very friendly and helpful. The food is delicious, fresh and very well-priced. In particular we loved:... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Great place to do your weekly shopping, or to take a coffee or a quick snack. It is cleaner, cheaper and more quiet than the famous Boqueria Mercat. You can easily spend hours in this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Francesc Camo, 16 | Ciutat vella, Parc, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 99 18

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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