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La Boqueria - Mercat St Josep Tips (32)

La Boqueria / Markets: Don't miss a tasteful food tour of the market

Well, the Boqueria market needs to introduction, everyone who visited it will take this amazing experience with him, but after visiting the market at least three times over the last 5 years, I can tell you that from each visit I've learned something new and exciting about the market - a new kind of sweet, the best place to buy ham, a new vendor of farm cheeses and alike.

As I'm registered to news and alerts from Google about the market (yes, I love it that much), I've learned there is a new theme of food tours that focus entirely on the Boqueria Market, and you can tailor your own kind of tour by taste, day ,theme or kind of people that making the tour with you. So I think that could be a great way to experience that market like a local and not another tourist

This is the site, and although I haven't did any of these tours, it seems inviting and offering:

What to buy In the Boqueria? Anything!!!

What to pay You can have a glass of juice for 1 Euro

Apr 06, 2013

La Boqueria: La Boqueria: A Foodie Paradise

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (La Boqueria) is a large public market conveniently located right off of the famous La Rambla where vendors sell every imaginable, colorful and fragrant type of goods. The mercat dates back from 1217 but was not officially recognized until 1826, the construction of the mercat began later and was finished in 1840. This extremely popular market is always filled with travelers and locals and has something for everyone, especially foodies and photographers. The mercat has some of the freshest fruit, vegetables and seafood sold in Barcelona. The mercat also houses many eateries such as the famous Pinotxo Bar serving delicious meals- navajas, bocadillos, and chilled cava. Don't miss out on the fresh fruit stands with the vast display of freshly blended juices. The coconut/dragonfruit juice is my favorite, so refreshing and delicious after a long day of sightseeing!

What to buy Fruit Juices, Fruit, Vegetables, Various Meats, Crepes, Tapas, Fudge, Catalan Chocolate, Etc.

What to pay Varies from stall to stall... I went around closing time and purchased 4 fruit juices for 1 euro (They are usually 1-3 euros each!) as well as 2 (huge) fruit bowls for 3 euros. Try to visit in the evening to score some good deals on delicious food.

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Mar 03, 2013

La Boqueria / Markets: Barcelona-Experience La Boqueria!

One of the oldest and largest markets in Spain, first recorded in the beginning of the 13th century, is a true horn of plenty.
The stalls of the market are full of fruits, vegetables, meat (all kinds of), different sort of fish and shells from all over the world, nuts, candies and chocolates.
Anyway what I remember is an interesting Art Nouveau construction, hardly see between the crowds... and a dead bug lying dead under a fruit stall.
It probably ate too much a night before :(

What to buy Buy mixed fruit or a fresh fruit juice to enjoy as you explore it!

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Dec 20, 2011

La Boqueria / Markets: The Boqueria market - las Ramblas

El Mercat de la Boqueria has the reputation of being one of the best fresh food markets in Europe and it's really incredible to walk among the stalls watching the huge variation of food, sweets and beverages.

Absolutely worth a visit, and very easy to find as the market is located half way up the main street, Las Ramblas.

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Apr 04, 2011
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La Boqueria / Markets: Mercat St. Josep

The Mercat St. Josep has been here since 1836, it is a covered Catalan market that is always bustling with tourists and locals alike as they wander among the colourful, neatly stacked stalls of fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.

Monday to Staurday: 8:00 am to 8:30 pm

September 2005

What to buy Any fresh produce

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Oct 29, 2010

la boqueria: banana at la boqueria

la boqueria is one of the oldest markets in spain and it holds everything from duck to bananas. i know this because it was my last day in spain and i had (literally) 29cents to my name. i was STARVING. i wanted something to save me. i couldn't afford fresh meat, vegetables or other colorful and delicious, mouth watering cooked food. all i could afford was a banana. i got a banana from la boqueria, a huge market full of every kind of gastronomic orgasm, and i got a banana. thank you, la boqueria. you saved me with a simple pleasure and i will return the favor some day.

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Apr 20, 2009

La Boqueria / Markets: Organic delights.

Organic- right at the back of the Market on the right hand side.
Mediteranean and multicultural cuisine.
Salad buffet. fresh homemade bread every day.
pizzas, hot dishes, combos, ovalacto and vegan.
Daily homemade deserts.
All organic products used, micro filtered water and lots of love.

There was a lady serving, she was very flamboyant with a turban on it was dressed in jewels, worth going just to see her at work.

What to buy We had Paella, salad and homemade pitta bread with a burger and melted cheese in side heated up.It was lovely really tasty.

What to pay 10 euro's each portion, well worth it!

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Apr 08, 2009

La Boqueria Markets: a colorful market

I always like to visit public markets in every city I go so I couldn’t miss the famous Boqueria, a colorful market that attracts locals and tourists (you can notice the difference because the tourists hold their camera and the locals stuff they buy here). In any case, it isn’t just a market because you can wander around and enjoy the colors of the exotic fruits and the smells of so many things, it is ideal for people-watching (check how they attract customers) and of course for shopping.

The market is divided into different sections like Pork Products and Meats, Dried Fruits, Fruits and Vegatables, Seafood, Seeds and Cereals, Olived, Fishes etc We bought all our fruits here and I liked that there are some tapa bars where you can sit and eat something or just enjoy a fresh orange juice.

The origins of the market go back at 13th century when it was an open-air market in front of one of the gates of the old city wall (plaza de la Boqueria). It was only in 1826 when the state officially recognized the market and created an official market The metal roof was set in 1914. The position of the market (in the middle of the Ramblas) makes it the most popular in Barcelona among visitors, tourists and locals.

It is open daily 8.00-20:00

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Mar 28, 2009

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Mercat de la Boqueria: Mercat de la Boqueria - A burst of aromas.

We learned that in 1914 the market with the metal roof was inaugurated. From here it began to modernise and to improve. Especially the metal roof had our attention and is great to have some detailed views at it. But we also kept on walking to this huge central courtyard where vendors had displayed their fruit and vegetables in amazingly colourful pyramids. In the side-galleries we saw stands with local wine (cava), fresh meat, all sorts of candies, leather bags, milk products, et cetera. In the back of the building there was quite a large entrance with only stands of fish, maybe some kind of a fish market. We were impressed by it and saw a lot of native fish, prawns and other fish we didn't recognised. Of course many of them were still alive -> Talking about fresh!

It's quite a typical place as we found fresh food, accessories, but above all, a burst of colours, people, voices, light, noices, aromas and characters straight out of a storybook. We visited this market twice. Once to admire the roofing of the building out of 1914 itself and the second time to actually visit the market inside. Relinde did buy some fresh fish for our paella and was able to hagle a few Euro cents off the price. Later on I even got some candies for the kids for free! We simply loved this colourful place full of life.

What to buy You can buy any of the city's specialties on food and drinks.

What to pay That's up to yourself. Do toggle off!

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Mar 05, 2009

Mercat de la Boqueria: Mercat de la Boqueria - A riot of colours.

We can honestly state that if you are looking to buy fresh food in a picturesque setting, be sure to visit Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria. Do keep in mind that this is not only a market to come and buy, but also to enjoy the pleasure of wandering around ... and so we did! Once we entered it we witnessed that here at the market the stand owners still engage in the direct and personalised sale of day-to-day products. We immediately saw this huge central courtyard with little (wooden) shops/stalls and the hive of activity and the atmosphere was a riot of colours.

We did walk around for almost an hour and we smelled (and almost could taste) the aromas from the various exotic flowers, fruit and vegetables, willow works, fish and other local Catalonian products. We noticed that some of the stalls were already closed and we learned that they were sold out for the day, so they did well! Some of the vendors were in traditional costumes, which again added to the vibrancy of this magical place. It was great fun to see Iris breathing the atmosphere and enjoying herself eventhough she was only 5!

What to buy You can buy any of the city's specialties on food and drinks.

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Mar 05, 2009

Mercat de la Boqueria: Mercat de la Boqueria - Also St. Joseph Market.

Trade has been the most important sector in Barcelona since the city was founded. In recent years, retailers have been an engine of growth for the city, especially the local offer. Along the length of La Rambla most of the traditional businesses are clustered. And if you really like souvenir shopping, many of the little shops are hidden away in various arcades dotted around the old city. Don't, however, expect any large shops or chain-stores. Barcelona is not quite like that: it has more character. Part of this character is Marcet de la Boqueria, also known as St. Joseph Market, near La Rambla, where you can buy any of the city's specialties.

Its fascinating to learn that this particular location was threatened many times. In Catalunya, towns and cities have been founded around markets. It originated as an open-air market, in front of one of the gates of the old city wall (Placa de la Boqueria) where fruit and vegetable traders from local towns and farms nearby would sell their products. The spaces inside the city at that time were too small to establish a big market of the current Boqueria kind and it was necessary to set them outside the walls.

What to buy You can buy any of the city's specialties on food and drinks.

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Mar 05, 2009

La Boqueria.: A nice covered market.

La Boqueria; also called Mercat de Sant Josep, is a beautiful roofed food market located just off the Ramblas. It was built between 1836 and 1840.

Here you can buy some fresh fruits and vegetables; meat, fish and seafood; sweets. There are also some bars into this market. Some of these also serve food.

This market is open from monday to saturday; from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Sep 07, 2008

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