If you want to experience an authentic cataln adventure, don’t miss any of the best dishes and fresh products in the capital city. Explore the food markets in Barcelona.
When living in Barcelona, you’ll get to know a whole new culinary culture: here you can find an amazing mix and match of traditional and international cuisines, such as the Spanish and French one, the Italian one, some influences from Latin America and others from the Middle-East.
Whether you prefer something more mainstream or you want to try new dishes, these places that we are going to list, piled with fresh products, will give you an extremely tasty experience: they’re the best food markets in Barcelona, one of the most vibrant and colored cities in Spain (and in the whole world!).
From the worldwide famous La Boquería market to the local (and more hidden) Llibertat market, here we’re going to tell you the unmissable places you should visit to have the ultimate food experience in Barcelona.
La Boquería is the most popular one in the city, the largest among the food markets in Barcelona and it is located right off the famous La Rambla (the long boulevard that links the city centre to the port). Here, many of the chefs working in the top restaurants in the city decide to pick some quality and fresh products for their star dishes.
Here you can find little shops with fresh food (such as vegetables, fruit, fish and meat, cheeses, spices) or some open-air little restaurants selling some quality dishes, such as paella or meat ones.
Another one of the most famous food markets in Barcelona, which you can easily spot in the city because of its super colored and curved roof, right in Via Laietana, the main street in El Born neighborhood. Just like La Boqueria market, Santa Caterina boasts first quality products - with above-average prices going along with the premium quality. You can come here to breathe some amazing smells that will blow your tastebuds or to look for some speciality ingredients that you won’t easily find in an ordinary supermarket.
La Barceloneta, the area home to the fishermen community of Barcelona, hosts a beautiful market a little hidden away from the waterfront. Back in the past, Mercat de la Barceloneta used to be the central hub of the fishing industry in the city; nowadays you can still come here to find the premium quality sea products from the local coastline and admire the maritime roots of Barcelona.
Sant Antoni market, located in the homonym neighbourhood, is relatively less known compared to La Boquería and Santa Caterina to the tourists. It was designed by Antoni Rovira i Trias in 1882 and it boasts an amazing metal structure, large enough to contain several stalls for food products but also many other goods, such as vintage stamps, wooden handicrafts, clothes and much more.
Here we are with the last one of our tour of the food markets in Barcelona. Mercat de la llibertat is the least popular market in the city, but it is located in Gràcia, the most central and coolest neighbourhood of Barcelona. This market is not famous among tourists, but local folks know well it and appreciate the relaxed atmosphere when it comes to buy quality gastronomy products.
Well, this might be the most interesting part (or at least the tastiest) of this article. When you go to explore the several food markets in Barcelona, you’ll be tempted to eat so many things! But there are some must-eat foods from the local tradition that you can’t miss at all.
Are you watermouthering? Because we are! Well, it’s time to explore the city foodie spots with your international friends and live a unique experience in Barcelona.
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