Boqueria Market
Mercat de la Boqueria

Down the Ramblas, before arriving at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, on the right hand, the most famous market of Barcelona is located. Sant Josep Market, known worldwide as Mercat de la Boqueria (Boqueria Market).

The area where this market is, the Raval neighborhood (old Chinese quarter of Barcelona) and the main entrance on La Rambla, causes that many of their dealers have specialized in tourist-oriented or pedestrian products, such as are fruit smoothies, salads, chocolates, candies, nuts, etc..

A fruit stand in the Boqueria Market of Barcelona

Apparently it can be, and in fact in part it is so. Sophistication and care in the exhibition of goods and adornment whether they are fruits or chocolates on the shelves and counters, attracts visitors and makes them entering the market to discover the colors of tropical fruits and many other exquisite products. It is difficult not to fall into the temptation of getting a serving of fruit in portion either as a smoothie or cut pieces.

Sweets in a stand of the Boqueria Market in Barcelona

But if the tourist delves deeper into the Mercat de la Boqueria, he will discover the typical products of a market such as meat, fish, seafood or cold meats. If the outside of the market attracts undoubtedly through the visual sense, the inner and deeper part of the Mercat de la Boqueria, awakens the sense of taste and delicacy for those looking for quality and variety. There are many locals who come to the Mercat de la Boqueria to purchase Christmas seafood or wild game meat for a special meal.

Mercat de la Boqueria in la Rambla of Barcelona

It is not therefore surprising that in 2005, the Boqueria Market was awarded as the best market in the world by the World Congress of Washington DC markets.

Something more than a market

The Mercat de la Boqueria introduced in 2003, the Culinary Classroom, where courses related to the culinary arts for children and adults are provided. Sant Josep Market is also part of the Emporiae Food Markets of Excellence network.

A stand in the Boqueria Market on La Rambla, Barcelona

Getting to the Boqueria Market

It is very easy to get to the market, as it is on the Ramblas. Very close to the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Directly opposite the Erotic Museum of Barcelona. The recommended option is obviously exploit a stroll down the Ramblas to get into this fabulous market.

Those who are strolling the Raval should also seize this market and venture into which is considered one of the best Markets in the world, as the market belongs to this neighborhood.

If you are one of those who prefer to go by public transport you can get off at the Metro Station called Liceu corresponding to the line 3, which leaves very close to the market.


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