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Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

Boqueria Market - Barcelona

A visit to the Market of la Boqueria in Barcelona is advisable to enjoy an incredible contrast between colours and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.

 

The best products from Catalonia in one place: fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars like El Quim and others...Just Perfect!!

 

 

About the history if the Boqueria Market

 
The first mention of the Boqueria market of Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old door of the city to sell meat. From December 1470, a market selling pigs occurred at this site. At this time, the Market had the name Mercat Bornet or was (until 1794) simply known as Mercat de la Palla (Straw Market).

 

At the beginning, the market was not enclosed and did not have an official statute, it was regarded as a simple extension of the market of Plaça Nova which then extended to the Plaça del Pi.
Later, the authorities decided to construct a separate market on La Rambla, housing mainly fishmongers and butchers. It is not until 1826 that the market is legally recognized and a convention held in 1835 decides construction of an official place.

 

Construction began March 19, 1840 under the direction of architect Mas Vilà. The market officially opened the same year, but the plans for the building were modified many times. The official inauguration of the structure was finally made in 1853. In 1911, the new fish market was opened and, in 1914, the metal roof that still exists today was constructed.

 

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Boqueria Market

Address : Rambla, 85-89.
Zip code : 08002
City : Barcelona -
Area : Ciutat Vella
Website : la Boqueria
Opening hours : Everyday from 8am to 8:30pm. Closed on Sundays
Phone : 00 34 93 318 25 84
Phone 2 : Fax: 00 34 93 301 25 90

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New site for Boqueria market provide information on food & culinary
Joel (7 Apr 2013 - 10:00)
All Boqueria lovers are invited to our new magnificent site dedicated entirely to this wonderful and amazing market. We developed the site with true admiration to the market and it's colorful vendors and invite you to this special place in Barcelona!
<link rel="Boqueria food tours" href="http://www.boqueriabites.com">
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25 comments

  1. New site for Boqueria market provide information on food & culinary - Joel (7 Apr 2013 - 10:00)

    All Boqueria lovers are invited to our new magnificent site dedicated entirely to this wonderful and amazing market. We developed the site with true admiration to the market and it's colorful vendors and invite you to this special place in Barcelona!
    <link rel="Boqueria food tours" href="http://www.boqueriabites.com">

  2. La Boqueria, un mondo di profumi e colori - Il Gusto di Viaggiare (16 Nov 2012 - 12:45)

    Visitate questo mercato, non solo per mangiare, bensì per gustare la vera anima spagnola di Barcellona.
    Nutritevi di profumi e colori, guardate i banchi, le persone, l'atmosfera.. In questo luogo conoscerete la vera città! Visitatelo assolutamente!
    Se poi siete curiosi di leggere la nostra esperienza, potete leggere la pagina dedicata nel nostro blog, Il Gusto di Viaggiare

    http://ilgustodiviaggiare.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/barcellona-spagna-la-boqueria/

  3. Immergersi nel mercato - Il Gusto di Viaggiare (3 Oct 2012 - 09:00)

    Non si può non fare due passi nella Boqueria se si va a Barcellona.. è uno spettacolo di colori e profumi stupendo.
    Non è necessario che compriate qualcosa, ma immergetevici.. ne vale la pena!

    Per leggere la mia esperienza, potete anche visitare questa pagina

    http://ilgustodiviaggiare.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/barcellona-spagna-la-boqueria/

  4. La Boquería - José Esteban (21 Jul 2012 - 10:15)

    Comparto los comentarios que destacan lo emblemático de este mercado donde puede apreciarse la riqueza de la tierra ibérica en frutos, verduras; de sus mares y la exquisitez de su cocina. Realmente imperdible.

  5. mercado de la boqueria - fabrizi italiano (26 Aug 2011 - 11:15)

    son appena rientrato da barcelona,il mercado de la boqueria lascia encatado,dai suoi mille profumi,la gente,le jammon,il queso,rimarra nel mi corason,andate a barcelona

  6. Gran mercado - Anabella (12 Jun 2011 - 11:30)

    Es una exquisitez. Tiene muchísima variedad de productos, y todos de gran calidad. Destaca tanto en colorido como en precio, pudiendo probar muchas cosas de manera asequible pero sin perder por ello calidad y sabor.
    Os recomiendo que no os vayais sin pasar por este sitio tan emblemático

  7. Marta - Argentina (8 Dec 2010 - 09:15)

    Recomiendo a todas las personas que pasen por Barcelona no perderse la oportunidad de conocer el mercado, exelente calidad de productos y la mejor atencion inperdible

  8. boqueria market - lena (30 Nov 2010 - 20:30)

    a ne pas manquer à barcelone ;c'est genial!!!!!!

  9. marché de la boquéria - lenaikrozo@yahoo.fr (30 Nov 2010 - 18:45)

    a ne pas manquer a barcelone; c'est génial!!!!!!!!
    à déguster sans modération.

  10. La Boqueria - Luigi Monico - Italia (23 Nov 2010 - 02:55)

    La Boqueria e' il piu' bel mercato coperto che io abbia mai visto. Ogni banco o esposizione di frutta, verdura, carne o pesce è paragonabile ad un quadro. Alla Boqueria ho mangiato buono, tenero e gustoso stufado de ternero della mia lunga vita!
    Non si può andarsene da Barcellona senza aver visitato la Boqueria.

  11. Boqueria - Brunella (14 Jan 2010 - 12:45)

    Sorprendente ed inaspettato trionfo di profumi e colori, per i golosi e non, siamo entrati con curiosità ma da scettici.
    Non lasciate Barcellona senza vedere questa meraviglia !!

  12. Boqueria Market Barcelona - kiwi (9 Sep 2009 - 15:45)

    Boqueria Market in Barcelona.. my best souvenir... great!!

  13. Marché de la Boqueria - np (26 Mar 2009 - 18:33)

    Marché de la Boqueria est superbre!! à voir et y manger quelques tapas....

  14. Boqueria market - up (3 Dec 2008 - 09:15)

    Boqueria market don't miss this market..; go to el quim for tapas... hummm

  15. Boqurio Market - Neil Poole (1 Sep 2008 - 11:31)

    First visited the market in May this year, stunning place. The Tapas bars are amazing , you WILL have to wait to get a seat, but well worth the wait. My Fiancee proposed to me in Barcelona and we are returningback in two weeks time after our wedding.

    Cannot wait to have breakfast there. far better than Bolton market accoring to my wife to be, she is a Bolton Babe and knows here markets

  16. la boqueria - una viaggiatrice italiana (17 Jul 2008 - 10:15)

    E' STATA UNA BELLISSIMA ESPERIENZA GIRARE PER BARCELLONA NELLA BOQUERIA MI HA COLPITO LA VARIETA'
    DEI PRODOTTI ,I COLORI, LA GENTE CHE GIRA INCURIOSITA ATTIRATA DALLA VOGLIA DI COMPRARE PRODOTTI CHE GIA'
    MANGI CON GLI OCCHI.VISITATE LA BOQUERIA E NON DOMENTICATE LE FOTO VI PORTATE UN PO' DI BARCELLONA CASA.

  17. La Boqueria Market - Annie - Melbourne Australia (18 Jun 2008 - 07:59)

    Was at the market 18 mths ago and had a fantastic time discovering foods/nuts/fruit etc I had never seen before in Australia. A Cooks paradise - I loved it. We stayed just off the Ramblas so shopped there every morning for our breakfast. Great atmosphere. Saw Rick Stein's program on Lifestyle last night where he visited the market. Great stuff.

  18. La Boqueria Market - Wendy C (21 Feb 2008 - 18:46)

    I had breakfast in one of the cafes - gambas y sardinas - prawns and sardines, on the grill with bread and a glass of champagne (cava). That's the way to start your visit to La Boqueria. The best market on the planet. The hams, cheeses, fish, vegetables, fruit of the area, or from other parts of Spain. Fabulous.

  19. La Boqueria - Kate Howe Gower South Wales (20 Feb 2008 - 13:34)

    THe market is fantastic, try to have a meal at one of the Tapas bars serving the freshest fish, look for the busiest ones and be patient, its worth the wait!

  20. the market!!!! - shannon and haymish (29 Nov 2007 - 15:19)

    woah
    gorgeous babes
    lovely lovely place
    us two went there and spent days viewing the exciting colours and being enticed by the fragrances of the fresh fruit
    better than anywhere else ever in the world ever, just ever! Ooh and the herbs too.
    Wed just like to say
    "visit the market"
    "its the best place ever"
    "we swear"



    delicious.

  21. pistachio nuts - donna (27 Sep 2007 - 23:48)

    oh how i wish i had bought pounds and pounds of the pistachio nuts from Spain. It's been 4 years since being there in Barcelona and I want them!!! Any ideas?

  22. Boquera Market - Ken of Bolton U.K. (25 Aug 2007 - 20:09)

    Really enjoy having look round this market and having a glass of cava at Bar Pinoxto, will be there in September. It just about beats Bolton Fish Market.

  23. Barcelona Market - Shirley (25 Aug 2007 - 19:56)

    Barcelona market is well worth a visit, we love going in December, mixing with the Spanish and Catalan people, who sure know how to live life to the full

  24. when to go - chef Doreen (29 Mar 2007 - 07:48)

    The market's phenomenal, but so are the crowds. Any day it's open is great to go and shop, eat there except for Sat, the busiest day when whole families, baby carriages, etc. go as well. Be patient, it's worth it!!

  25. boqueria market - lesley smith (13 Sep 2006 - 21:39)

    well worth the visit fabulous fresh fruit amazing to see and wonderful smells of herbs and spices would definatley visit again

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