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The most visited market in Barcelona is without a doubt La Boqueria, the first market to open in the city.

If you’re looking to experiment the daily life of locals, nothing comes as close as visiting the Barcelona city markets. They’re bright, colorful, busy and noisy places, and in most of them you can find practically any product you can imagine.

A gastronomical experience

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La Boqueria is not just a regular market, but a social and gastronomical experience. Beside the market stalls, there is a lot more going on, and you can find every possible option to eat and drink.

Located next to La Rambla in the Gothic Quarter District, it has become one of the city’s milestones, an essential piece into Barcelona’s biggest attractions.

Its history is traced to many centuries ago, when it was an open-air, travelling market located just outside the walls of the Old City, next to La Rambla in order to attract as many customers as possible.

The current name was given in 1826 and construction of the current structure began in 1840, although it has been refurbished quite a lot.

As you start walking to the entrance, get ready to experiment a feast for the senses. When planning your visit, better do it before lunchtime, when the market is in fully alive.

It’s also a great way to start building your appetite. Several bars such as Pinotxo, Sant Josep, Restaurant La Gardunya and El Quim de la Boqueria offer the best and super fresh products of Catalonia served in the best atmosphere.

There’s also a chance to settle with a small snack, an exotic and freshly squeezed fruit juice or simply search through the exquisite variety of rare products and ingredients. La Boqueria is one charming experience you cannot miss.

How to get to La Boquería

Metro: Lines L3, Liceu Station.
Urban Train-FGC: All Lines, Pl. Catalunya Station
Bus: 14, 59, N9, N12, N15

Get a full taste of La Boqueria with a local guide in a Barcelona Foodie Walking Tour. For a more meaningul experience, try these options:

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 20:30
Address: Rambla 91, 08001

Map

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Photo Credit: Klearchos Kapoutsis

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