Like every market in the world, La Boqueria revolves around people. Market stalls run by third and fourth generation marketeers, attract visitors from around the globe who take time out from Las Ramblas to ogle the produce, sample the tapas and fresh fruit juice, and rub shoulders with everyday Barcelonans.
Fresh and salted fish and sea food; tinned delicacies; meat and offal; birds; game and eggs; fruits and vegetables; herbs; delicatessen; breads and pastries; restaurants; frozen items; artisan products; charcuterie; farmers’ shops; wine; and even a Greek and an Italian hand made pasta stall, all come together under the metal roof that was added in 1914. Incredibly the market originated back in 1836.
When in the Barri Gotic quarter of Barcelona enjoying the spectacle that is Las Ramblas, remember to detour through La Boqueria, sample the produce, pick up some ingredients for a memorable Catalan meal, or grab a photo for your memoirs, you won’t regret it. Click on the link to Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday for more travel photo fun.