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

  • Dave Reed

    3
    - 05 September 2018 -

    I liked walking through the market - it's bustling with plenty of food options. No place to sit and enjoy a bite though, and the surrounding area had no seating either that was the only issue. The cheap fruit drink for 1€ was delicious. Definitely worth a stroll through if you're in the area!

  • Irene Cotrina

    5
    - 01 September 2018 -

    Barcelona's most famous market, a favourite with the tourists at all times. A noisy, happy place full of colours and smells and people. If you haven't tried Barcelona's seafood, this is a place to do it, despite that it lacks in cleanliness and fast service. If you don't eat there, at least remember to take a sample of the variety of chocolates sold in one of the stands. If you are on diet, just take a picture, they look fantastic. Or quince your thirst with one of the cold natural juices or enjoy the chopped fruits. All in all it's fun, but remember, this isn't the only market or the most representative. Check in Google for other options with more locals and less tourists. My own favourite is the renovated, historical, Mercado de Sant Antoni.

  • Richard W

    5
    - 27 August 2018 -

    Awesome martlet place! We went there on Monday and it was packed. The choice of food, snack, drink, nuts and many more is amazing. If you don’t mind eating while touring around them you will love it. It’s not fine dinning and so don’t expect that. However, food is very good and fresh and fairly priced. Yet you have to fight through the crowd to get your stuff. All in all a very nice experience and again very good food.

  • Lauren DeIudicibus

    5
    - 22 August 2018 -

    Great experience in the market. We tried ham and cheese from 2 different shops. Ham is priced on how long is it aged and whether it was acorn fed or not. The ham is very juicy and you’ll never try any ham better anywhere else in the world. Prices are cheaper towards the back of the market if you are looking for a smoothie / fruit drink. Fruit drinks were very fresh and delicious.

  • William Svitko

    5
    - 09 August 2018 -

    Very fun, beautiful, and unique place to go to. Barcelona’s biggest and most popular farmer’s market, right off one of the prettiest and most popular streets in the city. Full of lots of different stalls selling all sorts of delicious, fresh foods. Would certainly recommend seeing it, even if you aren’t interested in trying anything (though you really should, the food and drinks are almost always worth it). Whether it’s meat-in-a-cone, or a fresh fruit smoothie, or fresh seafood, there’s something here for just about everyone.

  • Irene Cotrina

    5
    - 02 August 2018 -

    Barcelona's most famous market, a favourite with the tourists at all times. A noisy, happy place full of colours and smells. If you haven't tried Barcelona's seafood, this is a place to do it, despite that it lacks in cleanliness and fast service. If you don't eat there, at least remember to take a sample of the variety of chocolates sold in one of the stands. If you are on diet, just take a picture, they look fantastic. Or quince your thirst with one of the cold natural juices or with the chopped fruits. All in all it's fun, but remember, this isn't the only market or the most representative. Check in Google for other options with more locals and less tourists.

  • Thi Duv

    5
    - 31 July 2018 -

    a great covered market with succulent food. 61 euro for two big platters and 2 sangria. the food is just awesome may the room temperature quite high. but definitely a place to be. and have fresh juice they kick your taste

  • Raksha Rhodes

    4
    - 27 July 2018 -

    This is a must see for food lovers. Try and get there in the morning for breakfast. It opens at 8 and they're still setting up so they'll be busy, but they're helpful and friendly still. Lots of things that you buy can be taken back on a flight as they are sealed. The juices are amazing as they are all fresh. Everything is reasonably priced too.

  • Luz Ottens

    5
    - 25 July 2018 -

    Was there 4 years ago and loved this market. You can find any kind of fresh fruit, meats, seafood, veggies, nuts of all kinds, tapas bars or little family run eateries where they cook all kinds of fresh local foods. Going back in a few days to catch a cruise ship and spend a few days in Barcelona.

  • Kyle Skaff

    5
    - 15 July 2018 -

    Coolest open air market I've ever been to. The colors of the stands are amazing. Each stand is like it's own unique piece of art. I was blown away by the entire set up. It is humongous!! I lost my wife twice (maybe purposefully??). If you stop in Barcelona, you must check this amazing market out!!

  • 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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Mercat de la Boqueria tours

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

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 only do you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the best bars and cafes...

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

Enjoy a 2.5- to 3-hour interactive cooking experience with a local chef. Visit the La Boqueria market before preparing tapas, paella, and sangria. You will then be able to sit down and enjoy the freshly made meal.

Helicopter Flight, Walking Tour and Boat Cruise Barcelona Premium Small Group

Admire Barcelona from every possible angle on an action-packed 3.5-hour tour by foot, land and air. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town to see highlights such as the atmospheric Gothic Quarter, stunning Gothic Cathedral and colorful Las Ramblas and La Boqueria market. Then, enjoy the sea breeze and...

Mediterranean Cooking Class in Barcelona

Discover the best of Spanish gastronomy during this 3.5-hour cooking class in Barcelona. Head to the private home of a professional chef and get an interactive lesson in preparing classic Spanish dishes. For an upgrade, start the tour by shopping for ingredients in the popular La Boqueria market....

Barcelona Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Barcelona is the gastronomic center of Catalonia and this 3-hour food and wine-tasting tour offers the perfect introduction. Explore Barcelona’s interesting food scene by trying tasty tapas and sampling regional delicacies around town. Sip fine Spanish wines and soak up the atmosphere throughout...

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.  Before starting the cooking class, you will have the chance to try ten tapas from different cities in Spain, and the chef will give a brief explanation of the origins of...

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