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Mercat de la Boqueria

Plaça San Josep
off La Rambla
Barcelona, 08001, Spain
TEL: 34-93-318-2584

One of Spain’s oldest and largest markets, the Mercat de la Boqueria is located just off La Rambla in a cavernous, iron-framed hall. Originating as an open-air market in 1217, the Boqueria now contains more than 200 stalls selling everything from fresh and candied fruits to artisan cheeses, grilled chorizo, handmade chocolate truffles, and freshly squeezed juices in flavors like kiwi-pineapple and blackberry-banana. Select vendors and tapas bars also sell ready-to-eat dishes like chicken empanadas and patatas bravas (fried potatoes). An on-site cooking school hosts occasional classes, which include a brief demonstration followed by a tasting.

Insider Tip:

Arrive early in the morning if you want the best selection; however, if you wait until after 7 p.m., you’re likely to score discounts on leftover goods, especially fruit.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Sunday - Closed

Shop Type:: Flea market


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