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Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria free

Plaza de la Boqueria | Barcelona 08001 | Official website
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  • Type: Shopping
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.6)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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If you love food (and who doesn't?), a trip to the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria (Saint Joseph of Boqueria Market, or simply the Boqueria) is a must. Since the 17th century, this bustling plaza has attracted local butchers, bakers and farmers alike looking to sell their products to the hungry people of Barcelona. Today that tradition lives on, and the covered marketplace treats visitors to the vibrant colors and enticing aromas of everything from fruit juices and wines to fresh fish, meats and produce. Plus, numerous bars and restaurants can be found around the market, so food options abound.

Many travelers say the attraction offers affordable eats, and perusing the dozens of vendors is just as fun. One TripAdvisor reviewer called the Boqueria "Aladdin's cave of the highest quality produce of every type and variety."

"Outstanding quality in terms of food and experience," the reviewer added. "Foodie heaven."

The Boqueria sits just off of Las Ramblas and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Browsing is free, but carry a few extra euros with you just in case something catches your eye or makes your mouth water. For more information, check out the market's website.

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