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La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)
La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)

La Boqueria Market (Mercat de la Boqueria)

Free admission
Monday - Saturday 8:00 am to 8:30 pm. Sunday Closed
Rambla, 91, Barcelona, 08002

The Basics

Whether you’re sourcing ingredients for the perfect paella or just soaking up the unique atmosphere, few experiences are as quintessentially Barcelonian as shopping in the city’s liveliest market. La Boqueria’s variety and lively atmosphere can be overwhelming, so consider a guided walking tour, which helps you navigate the crowded lanes and learn about the unique ingredients that form Catalan cuisine. To complete the foodie experience, combine a market trip with a tapas tasting or food tour of the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
$89.02 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Get ready to eat!
This was a FUN foodie tour. The people in the group were fun to meet and chat with. Eli was out guide and teacher. She is fun of passion and energy and make the tour fun. She explained the how and why of eating and drinking. Why walked around to the different areas in Barcelona and ate and drank our way like a native!
asfershm, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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Amazing
Harry_J, Sep 2021
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
Very good your highly recommended, good, drink and guide were superb! Eli took us to some great places we would not have known about abs we tried some local delights.
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great time tasting the flavors of Spain
352annette, Jan 2020
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
We loved the tour! Our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. Great way to sample some of the best foods in Barcelona!
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Our experience with Janella, our...
Barbara S, Apr 2017
Private Cooking Class and Guided Tour of La Boqueria Market
Our experience with Janella, our market tour guide, and Alfredo, our chef...was the highlight of our trip abroad. We loved the market, despite it was a busy Saturday, the day before Easter. We saw the premier food vendors and were taught the differences in Jamon and other specialty spanish vegatables. Also learned how the Spanish use almost all parts of the animal that is used for food. We headed back to the lovely studio a few floors above the Placa Reial. With the large floor to ceiling windows open and the breeze blowing in we could hear and see the sights in sounds of the square while we learned a geographical and traditional approach to tapas from throughout Spain. It was so enlightening and DELICIOUS! We moved onto preparing together, a traditional Catalan Paella. I am a paella fanatic from the states and this far surpassed anything I have ever had...We even let Alfredo know how much we appreciate soccarat the crunchy bottom of a perfect paella he showed us just how to achieve such a crust....mmmmmm....What a wonderful time we had. SO SO worth the money!!!
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The cat's meow
Tina K, Oct 2019
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
Just a fantastic journey across many different beautiful areas around the Gothic location. Francesc was just lovely and totally the cat's meow. The different tapas and drinks along our journey were unforgettable. I would highly recommend this tour as one of the best. It was a day definitely worth spending with Francesc.
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Unique experience
Relax08562784118, May 2019
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
We did this tour immediately upon landing in Barcelona! It was a great way to be introduced to the city, particularly the Gothic Quarter, and learn more about its history and food in a local way! Highly recommend!
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Sweet Martina
bongiorno, Sep 2018
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
Fabulous tour. Martina our guide was very knowledgeable and s lot of fun. Very happy and jovial. Had a good time with Martina and the group Highly recommend
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Very informative and very...
StephanL, Sep 2017
Food, Wine and History Tour with La Boqueria Market
Very informative and very tasty. Tanit was incredible. Not enough words to describe her energy and sympathy. It was a complete tour, full of great food and wine, and fun facts.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • La Boqueria is a must for foodies.

  • Most of the fresh fruits and ready-to-eat products (jamon, empanadas, candy, etc.) are in the stalls toward the front of the market; vegetables, meats, and fish are toward the back.

  • Come hungry, and stop for a meal at one of several tapas bars.

  • Many stalls have a minimum spending requirement for credit cards, so remember to bring some cash.

  • Wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit wet.

  • Don’t forget your camera: The market stalls rank among Barcelona’s most colorful sights.

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How to Get There

La Boqueria is situated along La Rambla between the Raval and the Gothic Quarter. It’s easily accessible on foot from just about anywhere in the old city, or by riding the Green Line to the Liceu metro station.

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When to Get There

La Boqueria is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8:30pm. Some of the tapas bars and fish vendors are also closed on Mondays. To avoid the crowds, go early in the day; the market is a popular lunch spot thanks to its excellent Catalan food, so expect to be elbow-to-elbow during a midday visit. In August, many Catalans go on vacation, and La Boqueria remains closed throughout the month.

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Best Buys at La Boqueria

The food stalls under La Boqueria’s roof sell a staggering variety of products, some of which are of more interest to travelers than others. The fresh seafood and cow parts are fun to look at, but if you plan to buy, opt for fresh fruits and fruit juices, thin-sliced Iberico ham, dry-cured sausage, or a bag of nuts and chocolates to enjoy later. Hungry visitors can purchase and eat raw oysters on the spot or sample traditional dishes from Catalonia—fried eggs with baby squid, razor clams with white wine, or fried artichokes with romesco sauce are traditional favorites.

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