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  • Address: Rambla, 91
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Sunday Closed

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La Boqueria Market

Barcelona’s busiest market and arguably one of Europe’s most popular food markets, La Boqueria Market, or Mercat de La Boqueria, is a vibrant hub of Barcelonian culture. The market boasts a long history, with the spot being used as a meat market as far back as the 13th century, but today the market is held in the Mercat de Sant Josep market hall in La Rambla, a Modernist iron and glass canopy built in 1914. Whether you’re sourcing ingredients for the perfect paella or just soaking up the unique atmosphere, few experiences are as quintessentially Barcelonian as haggling for produce in the city’s liveliest 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.

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Barcelona Gourmet Food and Santa Caterina Market Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

Walk through the Old Town as you discover Barcelona's most emblematic gastronomic establishments. Learn about Catalan gastronomic culture, an essential ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.96

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

4.5 star rating: Recommended 719 Reviews

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

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Varies (3 to 4 hours depending on chosen option)

From USD $68.07

Small-Group Barcelona Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 149 Reviews

Find out the professional secrets of Spanish cuisine during this small-group cooking class in Barcelona. Your local chef will teach you how to prepare an ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.74

La Boqueria Market and Cooking Class in Barcelona

Enjoy a private cooking class with a professional chef and a private guided visit to La Boqueria market and surrounding areas. Learn a bit more about the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.43

Barcelona Food Walking Tour: La Boqueria Market and El Raval

Unleash your culinary curiosity at Barcelona’s La Boqueria market on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Learn about Catalonia’s cuisine as ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.90

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