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Mercat de la Boqueria

600_6646sc_wWhen in Barcelona, don’t miss the big market hall “Mercat de la Boqueria” located in the old-town, next to La Rambla. You definitely dive into a wonderful experience. It’s not really a hall. It’s a big square, equipped with a roof carried by pillars. But, you’re still outside. So, you always have a slight fresh wind and get some fresh air, even when it is crowed. But, you won’t get wet, in case it starts to rain.

There are at least two entrances, when coming from La Rambla. As soon as you come in, you’ll astonish about all the smells, colors and product variety. Take you time for an extensive visit.

You can buy all kinds of food: fruits, veggies, bread, meat, fish, sweets, wine, ice-cream. All is available fresh and in huge masses. You can also buy ready-to-eat food to take with you or eat at once.

We were here at about noon. I’d recommend coming at least in the late morning hours at around 11h, or so. Keep in mind, the later you come, the more products are sold and the weather becomes warmer, what isn’t good for meat and fish. When coming around noon, you can have your lunch here and watch locals having lunch.

Don’t wonder about the funny dresses of some of the shop assistants – keep in mind, I took the photos at carnival 🙂

Take care!

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