Barcelona: the City 3: El Mercado de la Boqueria

Just off the big Boulevard “La Rambla” is the big market hall Boqueria. The front is dominated by the stalls that mostly offer their goods to tourists, but in the back you can find the Barceloneses doing their shopping. Fresh fish and fruit and most delicious baked goods for prices that let you forget that you’re supposedly in a tourist attraction.

Colourful displays of sweets and marzip figures.

Marzipan and sweets in the market.
©Giliell, all rights reserved

What I interestingly couldn’t find were signs and comemorative plates of the terrorist attack that happened there last year.


  1. rq says

    I was in Barcelona a couple of years ago for a very short while, and the person I was with (who’d been before) insisted that, since we only had time for the one major tourist attraction, we had to go to this market. Did I regret it? No. It is not just the colours, but the smells! You can wander for ages and still find something new. And sooo many delicious things…

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