La Boqueria

Entrance to La Boqueria market

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, to give La Boqueria its proper name, is one of Barcelona’s busiest attractions. If you love food, you’ll see why – not only are the raw ingredients available, but there are also numerous stalls selling cooked (and pre-prepared) food. There are actually 11 bars in the market – along with dozens of others around the periphery.

There are quiet times at La Boqueria

The Boqueria is a working market, however, so please behave accordingly: ask before taking photos, and give people enough space to get their shopping done. And for goodness sake, don’t drag your suitcases around – yes, I have seen it. If you are buying supplies, La Boqueria is surprisingly good value. Just go early, before the crowds. Closed Sundays.

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