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    Food Market of Las Ramblas

    by stevemt Written Oct 28, 2011

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    There is a food market off Las Ramblas that needs to be visited.

    It is wonderful.

    You can buy anything edible here

    The locals shop here for fresh seafood and fish, vegetables, meat, and provisions.

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    Contemporary Barcelona: Santa Caterina Market

    by Elisabcn Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Market's main entrance

    Designed by the Catalan architect Enric Miralles it tries to be like La Boqueria Market inside. The most spectacular and nice part of this market are the roof, covered of coloured ceramic tiles.

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    La BOQUERIA FOOD MARKET

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Jul 22, 2009

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    One of the nicest food markets I have been to; endless stalls offer delicious hanging chorizo, olives, cheese, fruit, fish, cured ham, etc. Stop at the seafood bar for garlicky prawns and a cold beer.
    Open daily except Sundays, 8am - 8:30pm.

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    Mercat de Santa Caterina

    by Joacim Written Jul 20, 2009

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    Its fanastic outside
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    The "Mercat de Santa Caterina" is a huge market hall in Barcelona, Spain with an extraordinary design. It's first inauguration was in the year 1848 and represented the first huge market of the city. It is located in Barcelona's quarter "La Ribera" in the old town - very close to the Cathedral. The new building of the market was finished in 2005 and is one of the latest architectonic treasures of the city.

    As said before it is a market hall and you can buy lots of different goods and food. There are some cafés and snack bars inside. They also have a small exhibition from the Santa Caterina Convent (another tips) which was located under the market. The roof top is made of ceramic plates in a lot of colors and represent fruits and vegetables.

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    Flea Market outside the Cathedral

    by Joacim Written May 6, 2009
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    On the square, just outside the Cathedral, you can find a small flea market. You can buy lot of small things like small statues, drinking glasses, mirrors, all those things you didn't know that you needed until you saw them on the table :)

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    Mercat de Santa Caterina

    by PierreZA Written Sep 13, 2008

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    This market does not have the atmosphere of La Boqueria, but offers some good shopping. It is very easy to find, as it has an almost Gaudi-inspired roof.
    The market has a more upmarket feel in one or other way.

    The market opens at 07h30 in the morning, and closes on deifferent times in the afternoon/early evening (15h00 - 20h30)

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    HAVE A FREE SPOT OF TEA- Buy CHEAP English BOOKS

    by worldromer Updated Dec 30, 2007
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    We were in dire need of 'cheap' English paperbacks when we found the marvelous hole in the wall' Elephant Book Shop. Lovely owner Sian (pictured) and dad run the shop. They bought our old books at I think 60 cents. Best are their 3 Euro bargain prices for most books and even LESS for ripped covers, not great condition paperbacks. Just a short metro ride from the Rambla. Say hi to Sian from Steve and Patty.

    See our Elephant Shop YouTube video at:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_x6BYPHPF-M

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    La Boquería--An adventure into Barcelonian markets

    by Misha_abq Updated Jun 18, 2007

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    If you want to know the people of a city, stroll through their open food markets. Right off of the frenzied street of Las Ramblas is La Boquería.

    The market began sometime during the 1200, when the vegetable vendors would sell their goods there. Sometime in 1914 they erected the distinctive Art Nouveau metal roof, making it visual candy for every visitor.

    The first shops that greet you are candy vendors with every gummy candy ever made, including the ones that look like over-easy eggs. Rainbow colored fruits and chocolate "something or another" dominate the front of the market, but in the recesses of the building you’ll find the cheese shops, seafood vendors, and the meat stores.

    The meat of choice—pork in assorted states of being, but I couldn’t stop looking at the fresh skinned rabbits—sorry Bugs. Take your time and amble through the isles trying to figure out what all the new smells, shapes, and tastes belong to. You’ll come to know the Barcelonian style quickly and love it.

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    Mercat de la Boqueria

    by sue_stone Updated Feb 27, 2007

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    The wonderful Mercat de la Boqueria is Barcelona's most famous and central food market. It is located about halfway down La Rambla, and its main entrance has an impressive steel-framed roof and big colourful sign. This is a busy market, filled with locals doing their daily/weekly shops and also plenty of tourists getting in their way whilst taking photos.

    All manner of fresh produce is on sale here - the usual stuff, like fruit & veg, a good range of meats, decent selection of bread etc. It is a great place if you want to try out some of the local cheeses or hams - there are taste tests available.

    There is some very unusual seafood for sale - we were particularly intrigued by the Percebes and the piles of spiky-shelled creatures. I was also impressed by the whole (dead) little piglets which looked like they were just having a nice nap.

    Dotted throughout the market are several places to eat, so if you want to brush shoulders with some of the stallholders this is the place to dine.

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    Thrift Stores

    by iloveBCNo5 Written Jul 11, 2006

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    If you're looking for some great underground thrift shopping check out the Raval district (located on the right of Las Ramblas if you're walking to the sea) You can get lost in there, which I recommend. One store in particular, I think its called Ibiza, has great thirft clothes. They do run a little steep and a lot of the stuff is from America but if you dig you can find amazing stuff.

    There are other great little stores in the area - It also is an area with a ton of music shops and record stores - If you're looking to get your hands on some new music check out this neighborhood - also GREAT SHWARMA.

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    els Encants Vells Flea Market

    by Tschuli Updated Sep 8, 2005

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    Don't you love flea markets? For this one, it's worth getting up early in the morning, though, if you are interested in finding the gems. I found a few Asterix books in catalan to improve my language skills, so I was happy enough, but there are few and far between. Other than that: soak up the athmosphere.

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 9am to 4pm

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    Saint Jospeh's Market

    by SueWarwick Written Apr 20, 2005

    Just off Las Ramblas is St Josephs market, full of fresh produce; fresh fish, salt fish, hams, meat, nuts & olives.
    There is fruit & veg here that you would probably never see back home!
    Each stall beautifully laid out
    Worth trying are the fruit smoothies. Very refreshing in the Barcelona heat.

    Why isn't Birkenhead market more like this???!!!

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    Fruit (and veg.) shopping

    by caribou_ire Written Feb 12, 2005

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    look at al those colours and smells

    Fruit and veg shops are exciting where-ever you are. They're full of colours and smells and general husstle and bustle that goes hand-in-hand with shops in any town or city. You don't have to go to Barcelona to find a good fruit and veg shop (i did), why you could probably find one in your very own town or city.

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    Francesc Macia - Diagonal

    by gale.blog.pl Written Oct 13, 2004

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    Francesc Macia

    The name of this square was taken from the ex preident of the Catalan government Mr Francesc Macia.

    It is one of the most elegant shopping areas. It is also an important business center of Barcelona.

    Anyway, if you wish to spend a lot of money on top-branded articles in stylish boutiques - here's the place for you to enjoy.

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    Great market

    by voyage_lam Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    Wonderful Market

    Somewhere just off La Rambla (it's on your right when facing the waterfront), you will find a market - San Josef Market. Fruits as well as seafood and ham are sold there, fresh and inexpensive. The best thing to do would be to bring some back to your residence and cook by yourself, if your place comes with a kitchen.

    Try to go into the market for cheaper food. And the price differ substantially though the produce is pretty much the same.

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