Mercat de Sant Josep

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1 Placita BOQUERIA, Barcelona, Spain
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Mercat de Sant Josep Barcelona Reviews

robertmeier robertme…
3 reviews
Fresh, vital and exotic Apr 21, 2011
This market just off the touristy "La Rambla" is a perfect place to feast your eyes and taste buds. No where is there so much choice on offer than here. The fish and meat stands are not for the squeemish, so be warned. The fruit, veg and bakery stands are a saviour and a great place to collect a picnic to enjoy in one of the many parks in Barcelona.
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Treat your taste buds Nov 22, 2010
It's free to go in but if you come out without spending anything - - - perhaps you could have done better for your picnic!

If there's a single thing that saddens me about modern city life in the UK, it must be the decline of markets and their removal from city centres. hence when a foreign city has a major market nea the centre, I regard it as a must-see. This market in la Rambla is certainly one of the best I have seen.

Apparently references to some sort of market at or near the site go back to the 13th century - while the present building was erected in the 19th century.

I regret that I was never there at a time of day to induce me to buy tapas but the rolls, cheese and vegetables that have gone towards picnics have been delicious.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Great market Aug 28, 2009
This market sells a wide variety of goods and attracts a huge amount of visitors. Located near Las Ramblas, the stalls sell so much fresh produce. I particularly liked the extensive variety of fresh fish which were on sale, as well as the colourful and healthy fruit juice cups on offer. In addition, some of the stalls sold these delicious servings of fruit, enough for one serving, for around 1 Euro. The fruits and vegetables are beautifully presented and the market is always busy.

Although the market seems like a bit of a hot tourist spot, this market has quite a sense of history. It was probably around as early as the thirteenth century and became officially recognised as a market in its own right in the nineteenth century. Open from 8am till 8.30pm in the evening, this market is well worth visiting if you are in Barcelona.
42 reviews
Market de Sant Josep/ La Boqueria in the center of Barcelona! Nov 12, 2008
After so many culture, there is some time to take a look at one of the local markets of Barcelona.

Probably Barcelona’s best-known market, ideally situated just off La Rambla this market is a must whether sourcing ingredients for a fine meal or just wandering through. It´s an assault on the senses with smells coming from the fish to fruit. The food sold ranges from ready-made fresh fruit salads for the tired tourist, to literally fresh out of the sea still moving crabs and lobsters (maybe you would also like to look out for the whole sheep´s head!?) Not to mention the bright sweet counters that will act like a magnet for any child (or adult, YES!). The best time for visiting the market is in the morning, because in the afternoon the fish will be sold out and the stalls are empty.
aiohdmg says:
Woo...i love this market so much!!
Various of fruit that i cannt find in BKK..

Haha..i alway wonder why ham in spain is extreamely expensive...omg! 179 Euro per kg! Can i fly after eat da ham or not??? it's what i am thinking.

Grrr....but i really love ham taste.hohoh
Posted on: Feb 16, 2009
gejah says:
a whole sheeps Head??? Is this tunisia???
Posted on: Nov 22, 2008

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