The Mercat de Sant Joseph de la Boqueria, or “La Boqueria” is a large, bustling food market in Barcelona, on the famous Las Ramblas. Although it is a local market, it draws a huge tourist crowd. Here you can find the freshest meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, chocolates and more. Everything is so beautifully, almost artfully, arranged that you can’t help but sigh in amazement. There are even tapas bars scattered throughout so you can walk right up and have some of the market’s fresh bounty prepared for you. It’s a gastronomer’s (and a photographer’s!) delight.
I have visited European food markets in other cities and La Boqueria is the most impressive, IMHO.
Here are some pictures that I took when I visited in August 2006. Click on the arrows on the pictures below to advance to the next…or just let them scroll through on their own.