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

  • 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!!

  • Michaël Vandendriessche

    3
    - 03 July 2018 -

    I'm not a big fan of this place. Stuffed with tourists, leading to such things as having to pay 50c to use the toilets. A lot of shops sell exactly the same stuff, at the same prices. Of course, it's worth visiting is you haven't seen a market of the sort, but I prefer the authentic feel you get when in a market visited by locals. I admit, the fish section is fun. But I don't like to watch dying lobsters crawling on ice till they die...

  • Joshua McKeeby

    5
    - 02 July 2018 -

    An amazing marketplace. You can not only get groceries, but little snacks to eat as you walk around as well. Many of the butchers have little bundles of meat and cheeses for just a few €. There are also numerous fruit stands that sell cups of fruit salads, fresh juices, and popsicles as well. Not to mention the various small stands (and restaurants surrounding the market) where you can sit down to get a full meal. The market is a great place to get a bite to eat or just to walk around and marvel at the wide selection available.

  • Samantha Feng

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    I love this place!! My friend took me here for lunch and I loved it so much that I came back the next day bringing another friend. The food there is great, and the market itself is such a sight to see. I think someone recommended this place to us when we were in Granada. So glad I made it here and got to enjoy it twice!

  • Hazel Nadine

    5
    - 20 June 2018 -

    A market selling fruits, smoothies, chocolates, seafood, nuts, and an array of other things. You can eat in some restaurants here or snack on potato balls in a stall. If you want to buy fruits though, look around and don’t buy the first ones you see because the prices are more expensive upfront. Walk around and you can find cheaper fruits & smoothies.

  • Chris L

    4
    - 19 June 2018 -

    Excellent market, with actual food. There is ready-to-eat food, including several tapas bars within the market, but there is also fresh produce such as veg, nuts, fruits, meat and fish. Some vendors sell a combo of ready-to-eat and raw foods. Quality seems good, but my kitchen is 7000km away so I can't vouch for the raw foods. Prices seem ok .

  • Terry Collinson

    5
    - 14 June 2018 -

    Absolutely loved visiting this place. Filled with fruit, drinks, meat and Spanish food stalls. Really great atmosphere. I did turn my bag round so I was wearing it on my chest as you would be an easy target for pick pockets in there, but with that I had no bother. One or two stalls had the odd skinned sheep's head with the eyes still in tact so if you are a bit squeamish don't look into the meat stalls too closely. A few stalls were repetitive but didn't spoil the experience.

  • Nigel B

    5
    - 10 June 2018 -

    A great fruitmarket and eatery we discovered accidentally. The piece de resistance for us was the bar which I can't find a photo of anywhere and can't recall the name of. It's a hot food, fish-based eatery. We had salmon and chips and veg - 1 chips, 1 veg. We agreed that it was without doubt the best meal we had ever had at all anywhere, out or in. It was utterly divine. Service was very good, atmosphere was fantastic, markets spotlessly clean. You absolutely must visit

  • 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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