La Boqueria

Address: La Rambla 89, Barcelona, 08001, Spain
Telephone: 93 318 25 84

- Free


The biggest food market in Europe, and a sight in itself.

The Boqueria is one of the unmissable sights along La Rambla, even if you have no intention of buying anything. Near the entrance are the fruit and vegetable stalls, the produce piled in impossibly balanced displays, while beyond are charcuterie and butcher’s stalls, and in the centre a Gaudíesque fish ‘island’, where monstrous-looking molluscs, still-skittering crustaceans and seafood of every hue sits on piles of ice.

Within the market there are also a handful of tapas stalls. My favourite is Bar Pinotxo, but further in Quim de la Boqueria is also good.

Value for money

Expert tips

The stalls at the front are designed mainly to attract tourists, and you’ll pay less for the same products the further back you go.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • Shopping