Mercat de la Boqueria

La Rambla, 91, Barcelona

4.5

The Mercado de San José de la Boquería, often simply referred to as La Boquería, is a large public market in the Ciudad Vieja district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceo, Barcelona's opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods. he first mention of the Boquería market in Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old city gate to sell meat. Later it got bigger and housed mainly fishmongers and butchers. Now the buyers can find a wide variety of products; sweets, honey, cheese, refined oils, olives, local and exotic fruit and vegetables, meat, ham, fish, seafood. In every corner visitors can experience new smells, familiar as exotic. The colourful presentation of the goods seem to be like the famous still-life painter. Nowhere in Barcelona the tourists can enjoy a meal as fresh as here, on many stands they not only taste the products but also have a lunch.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    08:00 - 20:30

  • Tue

    08:00 - 20:30

  • Wed

    08:00 - 20:30

  • Thu

    08:00 - 20:30

  • Fri

    08:00 - 20:30

  • Sat

    08:00 - 20:30

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Reviews

  • Thato Theron

    5
    - 28 May 2018 -

    One of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. Amd with very good reason so. The variety of foods offered at this market are parallel to none. The vendors take pride in the quality and presentation of their food. It gets FULL and packed. Another reason to come here is because it is close to Gothic Quarter. So take a walk from here once you're done feasting and explore the rest of the nearby city

  • Laura Smith

    5
    - 24 May 2018 -

    What a beautiful market. It's a must to visit. The stalls are filled with all wonderful foods and the outdoor food restaurants are just wonderful. I had a seafood platter which was the best platter I have ever had. I will be returning upon my next visit to Barcelona 😃

  • Scott Bradfield

    5
    - 13 May 2018 -

    This market is fantastic. If you are local, they have an incredible selection of fresh fruit, local veg and a great choice of deli meats and seafood. You can also sit at one of the eat-and-pay quick bars if you want to try some fresh food, or pay a euro or so and try any variety of different chrizos & hams. The place was always buzzing when we were there - you could spend hours trying different foods! A great market.

  • Art MacNew

    5
    - 10 May 2018 -

    When we come here we ate simply amazed every time. I can only imagine how our life would be different if we could shop in such a wonderful market every day! The freshness and options are practically unheard of in the States. It's really that cool and you can eat here every day and not repeat for days and days...

  • Stephanie Pace

    5
    - 28 March 2018 -

    I loved visiting the market. It is a must while in Barcelona and a tourist activity to do. The market if fairly large with a variety of choices on display such as seafood, meats, fruit, and vegetables. I had the chance to visit during the winter and summer. With the different seasons the experiences changed. During winter, there was of course less fresh fruit and vegetables, but there was holiday candy out to buy. During the summer, there is more fresh fruit and vegetables plus there are more stands open and there is more cooked food available for purchase. There was always fruit juice cups to purchase, which I recommend because it is tasty. There are multiple stands that sell fruit juice.

  • Sarah Cappella

    5
    - 02 February 2018 -

    Should have spent all meals at this market place! So affordable, fresh, and delicious!! 😄 the stalls get quite packed quickly so be there early to get your seat, then you just eat and eat to your heart's content!

  • Charlotte Rijsberman

    5
    - 31 January 2018 -

    Huge market with stalls ranging from meat, to sweets, to chocolate, to fruit, to eggs, to fish, and more! This market is a must-see if it is your first time in Barcelona. It's one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. My favorite part would have to be the fresh fruit juices you can get for as low as 1€ depending on the stall. Strawberry, dragon fruit and coconut, what's not to love? A small piece of advice however, I've noticed that stalls towards the center of the market have slightly lower prices than stalls on the outskirts to remain competitive. I would recommend walking around to see all the different options before settling on one if you want to get the best bang for your buck. Most stalls are not unique (except perhaps that egg one, I've only seen one of those) and there will be a few that offer similar products. I would also recommend going early in the morning (towards 9am) as it gets extremely crowded later in the day. As it has become a major tourist attraction, it will fill up quite fast. While all the stalls may not be open at 9am, at least you will have breathing room and you can take your photographs in peace.

  • Nate Parsons

    5
    - 17 January 2018 -

    Perhaps the best market experience in the whole city. There are several gourmet food counters inside here, amazing produce, fresh fish, mind blowing butchers, and endless sugary treats. Be sure to have a meal at bar central! One of the better places to get paiea in the city is here too. Usually closes at 830pm, but to have the best eating and shopping experiences here get here before 1pm.

  • M -

    5
    - 09 January 2018 -

    This place was really cool. A ton of cool little shops you can buy food from. I would suggest that you get there early, as they will close before dinner. If you do get there a little later, make sure to take advantage of the cheap fruit drinks. You can generally find them for about two Euro, but if get there late you can have 2 for that price or half price. Food is excellent, but seating is limited. Enjoy!

  • Miss Cool

    5
    - 02 January 2018 -

    I enjoyed walking around this Mercado. It feels alive and has a good energy about it. Check it out to get a feel of a market. Not sure if it’s local or not but the setup is very nice. I appreciate a market when traveling as it bustles with energy and good food. Jamon once again is sold everywhere and it’s good! There’s a cute paella shop at the end and it’s pretty good

  • Khalid Alkuwari

    - 26 May 2018 -

    Nice street

  • Jenna Rose Robbins

    - 21 May 2018 -

    Tons of fresh fruits and veggies (vegetarians should beware there's lots of meat on display).

  • Humaid Binyelaiyel

    - 08 May 2018 -

    The food market 😊

  • Mehmet Battal

    - 01 May 2018 -

    Amazing place, fruits and sea food

  • John Jampi

    - 30 March 2018 -

    A food market where you can find everything. If you come to Barça, u must visit this place that is located on La Rambla.

  • Katti Judo

    - 29 March 2018 -

    Many colours , variety of fruits and meat , nice atmosphere!

  • Emre Aktuna

    - 20 March 2018 -

    One of the must see place of Barcelona.Fresh oysters is mu favourite.Sea foods and fresh fruits you will try.

  • Anna Réti

    - 19 March 2018 -

    Fruit cups are super cheap and super delicious.

  • Can

    - 19 March 2018 -

    if you are in barcelona you must visit here and drink amasing fresh juices alternatives...

  • Márcio Venturi

    - 13 March 2018 -

    Expensive and too many tourists. The seafood looks good but it comes from France, Ireland, etc. don’t think you’re buying local fish.

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