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(English) La Boquería Market: a Gastronomic Delight

By | 9 October, 2017 | 0 comments

Situated on las Ramblas and classed as one of Europe’s biggest markets, here we showcase the Mercado de Sant Josep La Boquería, or as it’s more commonly known, La Boquería.

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Walking into this market you’ll be greeted by the widest range of colours known to mankind, each food stand perfectly structured and organised to call attention to the quality and amazing colour palette of their products.

Quality that transcends borders: Boquería Market

The success of this place stretches far beyond political borders – it’s said that there’s no ingredient in the world that you won’t find at La Boquería. Such is its reputation, quality and importance that in 2005 at the World Congress in Washington it won the award for best market in the entire world.

Without a doubt it is a must-see for visitors, a stop along the way on your travels through Barcelona, and one of those places that you’ll remember long after your trip to the city. La Boquería brings together producers, suppliers and consumers of the food and drink universe. Fish, meat, fruit, spices and more… think of any ingredient that comes to mind and you can rest easy that you’ll find it here at the highest quality.

Forever the gold standard of the Mercado de la Boquería

Back in 1836, the idea came about to locate a market in its current location, but it wasn’t until 1840 that its official inauguration took place. Since then, and up to the present day, it has always served as a benchmark of quality. If you wanted to get the best produce for your kitchen at home or your restaurant, you’d head straight for La Boquería.

Since it first opened its doors, La Boquería has participated in lots of gastronomic events that have taken place in Barcelona. One of the events it takes part in year after year is the Mercat de Mercats, or Market of Markets, where all the city’s traders serve up a sample of their star produce.

We recommend you plan your visit for first thing in the morning, as you’ll get to experience the very essence of the market without too many other visitors or crowds.

You can easily walk to La Boquería Market, taking advantage of a nice stroll through the city, or alternatively take the metro or bus. You can take bus routes 59 and 91 or else Line 3 on the metro, all of them leading you smoothly to the market doors.

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