La Boqueria Market
Over 200 stalls stand in the market and weaving through the crowds of locals and tourists, there’s a myriad of produce on display. Piles of fresh fruits and vegetables, pails of glistening olives and huge slabs of cheese and foie gras line the stalls, alongside an array of local seafood and varying cuts of meat, including the odd pig head. You’ll find plenty of exotic fruits and rarities in the market too with everything from ostrich eggs to freshly squeezed dragon fruit juice on sale, but if you only buy one thing, pick up some Jamon Iberico de Bellota, a Spanish delicacy of dry-cured ham sourced from wild Iberian race pigs, or Catalan specialty Fuet, a dry-cured sausage.
Once you’ve scoured the market stalls and peeked into the laden baskets of the locals, refuel at one of the market’s many tiny tapas bars, where you can sample a range of bite size Catalan delicacies while perching on a bar stool and watching the world go by.
Tours & Tickets
Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not ... Read more
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)