La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain


La Boqueria Market is a real gastronomic temple located in Barcelona Ramblas, one of the world’s most famous walkways.

This place has a long and interesting history that dates from 1217 when it was an open-air market, in front of one of the gates of the old city walls. Today it’s the most famous market not only in Barcelona city, but in Europe as well.

The real feast for all senses begins the very moment you enter this place. Its grand iron entrance leads you to the paradise of colours and smells that reflect the spirit of Spain. It’s an amazing space where people shop, gossip and enjoy a sense of community.

Colours are everywhere, but not set randomly. Here everything’s well organised, neat and clean, set in a perfect layout.

This is an ideal place to discover all those fantastic ingredients that make Mediterranean cuisine world-known. Here you can find the best products from Catalonia: the freshest fruit and vegetables from local producers, fish, seafood, sweet treats, olives, cheeses and much, much more. You gain the impression that vendors sell every imaginable, colourful and fragrant sort of goods.

BarcelonaEye recommends trying tasty and healthy fruit smoothies, freshly blended and so refreshing after a long day of strolling and sightseeing in Barcelona.

La Boqueria houses lots of bars serving some delicious meals and chilled cava.

This is a brilliant place to visit if you are a foodie and want to experience a bit different side of Barcelona shopping.

Another extraordinary thing this market offers is a Food school. These culinary classes combine theory and practice, lessons about variety and origin of products and cooking techniques. They are held by renowned chefs and sommeliers.

La Boqueria Market is a must-see place for all those who want to meet Barcelona’s every day life and to have a feast for all the senses.