A sprawling shrine to fresh produce, right on Barcelona's main artery - Las Ramblas - La Boqueria is the kind of market that would have Jamie Oliver searching for superlatives (...and coming up with 'pucker'). Everything from bulls' tails to black eels are on sale, and if you're eating out in Barcelona chances are your main course was plucked still wriggling from one of Boqueria's bustling stalls - even Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame does his shopping here. Saturday mornings can be a bit of a stampede, whilst Sunday the market is closed but otherwise turn up anytime between 0800 and 2030. The best deals lie in the centre and towards the rear of the market where tourists are less plentiful.
Seems like there are as many tourists with cameras as people buying food these days but still one of the city's most essential visceral experiences... gourmands can't miss it
reviewed by Paulina from United States on Mar.08.2013
What's a wonderful rainbow!
reviewed by The Taste of The Trip! from Italy on Oct.03.2012
Thanks this is a handy map you have! We didn't buy much because we had already booked tables at a restaurant but the fruit juices - all different types mixed together - were sensational
reviewed by Kate from United States on Mar.08.2012
Its really amazing waht you can find here at La Boqueria in Barcelona. crazy creepy fish and creatures all for sale. Tons of sweets and candies, preserves. I think it's the most lively place in the whole city. Bring your camera because there are so many amazing sights and colours
reviewed by Simone from Australia on Jan.29.2010
Since I moved to Barcelona from Buenos Aires I have made La Boqueria my main market.. it is wonderful so much good food. My boyfriend is also very happy because I cook for him.. I know such traditional girl am I!!!
reviewed by Barbara from Argentina on Jun.03.2009