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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mercat de La boqueria is famous, but can be busy. This market on the other hand felt like a place where locals go to get groceries. If you need to pick up some items for a stay and avoid the crowds, I would go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank T8866OPjonathanm
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Well just dive into this wonderful and colorful market. I was not cooking during my visit, but the vendors didn’t mind my interest without buying anything! Long discussions about how to cook goats head, what’s different about duck eggs, where does this and that grow?...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A great free stop off with something for anyone who eats. The range and freshness of the produce puts the U.K. shelves to shame! Don’t forget to pick up a sample cone of ham, cheese or sausage for €1 - €3 👍🏻

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thacerealoffender
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We visited 3 markets in Barcelona last week - the Boqueria, St Antoni, and Santa Caterina. As soon as we walked in we knew this was, for us, the best of the three. It is a true functioning neighbourhood market, not overrun with people just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robin A
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The display of the food products is stunning. And you can buy some prepared food for your lunch. I loved the fresh fruit juice.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 27, 2018

While La Boqueria is bigger, prettier and close to La Rambla, I bought more at the Santa Caterina market. La Boqueria has lots freshly butchered meats and beautiful colorful vegetables all arranged in stunning displays but as I stayed in a hotel I could not...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This market is less touristy and crowded compared to Mercado de La Boqueria. There are many stalls selling fresh meat, fish, fruits and produce. There are also small restaurants serving food and drinks. I bought some apples and peaches here. I personally prefer this quieter...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

A nice little market. Not too many stalls but it’s got several fruit, meat, nuts stalls so it’s got all I’m looking for. It’s just not so Instagram-friendly compared to Boqueria as it’s not as ‘fancy’ as Boqueria but other than that it’s excellent. One...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ngamanl2016
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Excellent selection and quality of local produce available. Staff very friendly and helpful. Reasonable prices.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fwales17
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Not much for tourists to see other than the actual fresh food market the locals use. If you want fruit or cheese this is a good place to get some.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pjgrad
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Jess D
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Response from andi_wilson | Reviewed this property |
Everyday except Sunday
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May 17, 2016|
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Response from Jonas D | Reviewed this property |
5 minutes walk. You will see the colourful roof of the market in distance from the square in front of the catedral.
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