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“A MUST SEE IF YOU ARE IN BARCELONA”

St. Josep La Boqueria
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Barcelona Food Walking Tour: La Boqueria Market and El Raval
Ranked #9 of 703 things to do in Barcelona
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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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“A MUST SEE IF YOU ARE IN BARCELONA”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

My wife and I were in Barcelona for a few days before our cruise and we had read about the market in the Rick Steves Barcelona Book (and we had seen it mentioned in his TV episode on Barcelona). This place is a cornucopia of everything edible. You don't want to rush your visit, just take your time walking up and down the aisles in (both east and west and then take the north and south ones to make sure you see every bit of it). We decided to get the makings for sandwiches and other treats, plus a bottle of wine, and took everything back to our hotel. Howevrer, you can definitely order something at one of the many sit down or stand up counters and eat there. You can buy prepared sandwiches or even get something to order. The vendors with dozens of different types of olives (many stuffed with rather exotic ingredients) and the many different types of fresh mushrooms were really unique. You will also see all types of meats and seafood offered for sale here. While it can be a little bit hard to find (there are no highly visible signs on the Las Ramblas to show you the way), I highly recommend this market for a visit whether you intend to sample their wares or not. (We asked for directions from a local who didn't speak much English but was very friendly and helpful.) This market is one of the best you will see anywhere in the world.

Visited October 2013
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“Boqueria ~ Foodies' Paradise in Barcelona!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was a dream come true for me to visit and experience Barcelona's Boqueria Market. We toured the market as part of our Cooking Class & Bouqueria Market Tour with Barcelona Cooking School.
Our guide was our teacher and Chef. I was so amazed with all the food choices and how fresh everything was!! The seafood was alive! Beautiful fruits from all over the world were nicely displayed. They also sell freshly made fruit juices of all kinds. We found all kinds of meat including some I never thought were edible. If you have a chance to cook while visiting Barcelona, a trip to the Boqueria Market is a must. Also, there is a great & very well established Tapas Bar inside the Boqueria. One cannot go to Barcelona and not experience the Boqueria!

Visited November 2013
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“Couldn't find fresher food anywhere”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

The fruit was so tasty, puts our in the UK to shame,the tapas were so tasty and both were so inexpensive

Visited December 2013
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“Overwhelming sensory stimuli”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fantastic collection of stalls overflowing with every kind of foodstuff. It's not immense but so very dense. Makes any American supermarket look very boring. The sensory stimuli and the activity is totally worth watching, hearing, smelling, tasting.

Visited December 2013
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“Good Market but Overpriced and Packed with Tourists”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Boqueria was a nice place to walk and see, but very expensive to buy any fruit, vegetables or snacks. A small bag of nuts and dried fruit was 16 euros.

However, go to the rear of the market and grab a stool at one of the many seafood restaurants for a real treat. Calamari, octopus, clams, shrimp, cuttlefish and more. All were delicious with a cold beer.

Visited January 2014
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