La Boqueria, Barcelona

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    Boqueria Market

    by dlandt Updated Feb 3, 2006

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    Boqueria Market

    Despite the position of this market off of Las Ramblas and near the Barri Gotico, I thought this was pretty cool. They had all these cool hams and salamis, fresh fish, or cooked shrimp, all sorts of good stuff. We didn't go through the whole thing, but it was fun. We were sorry to have eaten before we came, as they had a lot of food stalls that seemed to offer really fresh stuff for not that much money.

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    La Boqueria

    by danielcv Updated May 28, 2004

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    colorful fruit at the La Boqueria Market

    The La Boqueria Market is definetly a dont miss tip. The Mercado is located in the middle of Las Ramblas and it a upbeat and colorful place.

    If you are staying at a hostel or doing a budget trip you will find lots of options of fruits, nuts and other food to buy and keep in your backpack for the time you're hungry. And be prepared: as Barcelona is a city to be explored by foot you will need energy to walk miles!

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    Inside the Mercat Sant Josep

    by easyoar Written Nov 30, 2004

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    Inside the Mercat Sant Josep

    If you go past the Mercat Sant Josep, make sure you go inside. Even if you are a tourist with no cooking facilites, you will be wanting to buy some of the food in there. Not only does it look incredibly fresh, it is also beautifully laid out. The market is full of local people too, which is always a good indication of something being good!

    This picture shows the market on the way back out (the entrance can be seen in the background).

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    Mercat Sant Josep

    by easyoar Written Nov 30, 2004

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    Mercat Sant Josep

    This is a large indoor market specialising in fresh produce be it fruit and vegetables, fish or meat. Some of the produce is so fresh, it is still alive,

    The market is in a big hall, and is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm. It was built between 1836 and 1840, and has an ornate sign over the doorway which is worth looking up to see.

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    For locals and tourists

    by PierreZA Written Sep 13, 2008

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    Do look up at the beautiful sign before entering the market.
    This is a food market with plenty of fresh produce to choose from. Fresh fruit, meat, fish, sweets etc van be bought here. Although many tourists visit the market, it seems that is still a popular place for locals to do shopping.

    Open 08h00 to 20h30, Mon – Sat

    No entrance fee

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    A gastronomic paradise

    by Dariana Updated Sep 20, 2004

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    good advertising makes good money...

    Leave for a moment your walk on Las Ramblas to see and taste an orgy of flavors.Into a Modernist construction with a transparent glass roof there is a bustling that worth a visit.
    But, pay attention!Don`t go if you are starved.It`s a hard test ...

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    ALL MARKETS ARE NOT EQUAL

    by travelgourmet Updated Feb 15, 2011

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    MARKET ENTRANCE MEDALLION
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    Mercat de Sant Josep, Mercado de La Boqueria is one large building with hundreds of food vendors to excite and delight every palate. This is the place to be if you are looking for something to eat, drink, or purchase the ingredients to fulfill a gourmet's desires no matter what tastes are needing satisfied.

    Each stall or store has colorful vendors who will help you make decisions on what's good and what's great. Hey, you can just wander the aisles and browse the many displays before you. But, most likely one of the stalls has just the thing that will cure your hum. Many times, one of the best tourist sights in a city, is the market. Barcelona is no exception, even with all the Gaudi buildings and artworks to see, the market still is a must see.

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    Feed your senses!

    by nyonnetti Written Dec 16, 2008

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    The Boqueria Market is quite a sight and an experience I will never forget. The displays of fruits, candies and nuts are just amazing-the colors are unbelievable- the layout is actually very artistic. Of course, some of the most overwhelming parts of the market are the meats and fish sections. I seen some of the most bizaare meats, skinned animals, tongue, bull testicles and who knows what else, that I have ever seen. It is actually sensory overload with the smells and sights-but I loved it.

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    Wish you had a kitchen in Barcelona?

    by Lorro Updated Dec 9, 2005

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    Visit the Mercat St. Josep, or Boqueria as it is commonly known. There is something for everyone, the casual passerby as well as the cook of the house. You can buy food to stock up your refridgerator, everything from seafood, meats, cheeses, to fruits and vegetables, nuts, and more. Or stop in for a drink or breakfast. There are a few bars inside offering "pintxos" (tapas) and drinks and sandwiches and things. Also at the fruit stands often they sell freshly sqeezed juices and cut up fruits with a fork to eat as you shop.

    See my Travelogue for more photos!

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    The most popular Market

    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    La Boqueria is only a few steps from the Rambla (at the Barri Cino side) and is therefore more visited by the tourists than by the locals but the locals are those who buy at the stalls while the tourists are eating at the rather overprized eating stalls in the Boqueria.

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    La Boqueria

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 13, 2008

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    Halfway between the Ramblas one finds the 'La Boquería', that is the famous foodmarket. I had been there and was delighted to see the wide variety of food sold there starting from candies and fruits to fishes and other sea food. the prices seemed quite reasonable.

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    The Famous Market "La Boquería" Sant Joseph

    by listenandlearn Updated Sep 7, 2005

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    Fresh Clams

    Here is the market we are all so proud off. It is located downtown & called La Boquería or Sant Josep to sound more like locals; this is a must to visit. Take the Green line or L-3 and get off at Liceu. This is located right on Las Ramblas. Here we are attaching some fresh and alive seashells (still moving) which is very rare to be found in most part of U.K., or even in America, most of the seafoods in U.K. and America have been cleaned and you buy them if not frozen. As you approach the market you will notice the very centre of the market, with in full force colourful fruits, sweetie, dried spicey herbs, everything so well presented for tourists to purchase. As locals, we normally would not buy our everyday food in the very centre of La Boquería as the food displayed in the centre cost almost twice the price compared to buying them from the side or corner store at Boquería. Enjoy the photos and perhaps this will make you hungry...:)
    This market, La Boqueria Market happens to be one of the city´s oldest and most traditional market in the city. All kinds of products can be found and are available at this market.

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    La Boqueria

    by emilybcn Written May 2, 2005

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    La Boqueria is located in center of las ramblas and is a great place to find a snack and also to see the variety of foods, fruits,nuts, meats, and seafood available. At the front they often sell smoothies and packaged fruit bowls meant mostly for busy tourists. Everything is most expensive near the entrance not necessarily because it's better but because people are most likely not to go all the way inside. I suggest looking through the whole market first to see all the prices.

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    La Boqueria, or St. Josep Mercat (market)

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 9, 2011

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    La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Spain
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    La Boqueria, a market, at one time an open air market set up against the city walls, today enclosed and what a market, La Boqueria even has a website in 4 languages, go take a look.
    But ALL the markets we visited in Barri Gotic, Ribera and Barceloneta, do have one thing in common, they are "uncommonly" clean and neat.
    I believe that if you look into the food, sale, preparation and consumation, you look into the HEART of a people. How they handle the food here in the markets of Barcelona is great to see, everything is displayed tastefully and best of all it is spick and span (clean and neat).
    The photos show:
    1) The entrance to the market from Rambla Street.
    2) Fresh and dried mushrooms on display.
    3) Fresh fruit stalls.
    4) Eggs, of all sizes (that is an ostrich egg in back with the price on it).
    5) Fresh fruit and dried fruits and nuts.

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    CRAVING SOMETHING SWEET?

    by parsix Written Jan 23, 2004

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    hard choice



    After a long walk trough the city,all those monuments, the museums, and some shoping.... entering La Boqueria feels like going through heavens doors.

    Fresh fruits, mostly fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for some international typical food or specific ingredients, this is the place where to come.

    I did with a huge bag of datiles... yummi!

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