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La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market on Las Ramblas

The oldest and most famous food market in Barcelona located in Raval and las Ramblas. Market is surrounded by small tapas bars and restaurants

Updated: Mar 11, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2k

About La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market

The famous La Boquería food market can be found about half way up Las Ramblas boulevard with La Boquería referring to the wrought iron gates on the Las Ramblas entrance. The formal name for the market being Mercat de Sant Josep. Another theory about the local name of La Boquería is that it derives from a Catalan translation which means a place where billy goat meat was sold.

Sant Josep food Market (La Boquería) is a local community food market that servers EL Raval neighbourhood, The restaurants in Las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter neighbourhood and is a bustle of people looking for the best fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.

La Boqueria is the oldest food market in Barcelona.

For information about other notable food markets in Barcelona, Spain use this page.

Visiting La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market

Around the edges of La Boquería are many small restaurants specialising in tapas.

Fish is a big part of the Mediterranean Diet so La Boquería has plenty of fresh fish stalls as well as meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans. It is possible to find pretty much anything food wise here.

In the evening the Square that the market is in is gated and closed to prevent some of the nocturnal trades of Las Ramblas (prostitution) from using the space for other activities.

La Boquería Opening Hours

Why visit La Boquería as a tourist?

If you are staying in an apartment and are cooking food, then La Boquería is the place to go for fresh ingredients. Also if you want some fresh fruit to eat while exploring las Ramblas then this is the place to get it. I also highly recomend the stall selling nuts as a place to buy holiday snacks.

Visiting La Boquería will give you an insight into the importance of quality food in a Mediterranean diet and the importance of mealtimes being a time to relay and chat with friends and family.

What to take with you for La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market

La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market is step free access from the street with the market being on ground floor.

This food market can get busy so be cautions if taking large bags. Also be wary of pickpockets.

Bicycle anchorage points by Liceo Metro station exit. Bicycles in this part of town have a high probability of being stolen so do not take your eyes off it.

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Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE Notes Famous Food Market

Getting to La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market

Address: La Rambla 91, Barcelona. 08002

Nearest Metro is Liceo on the Green (L3) line. But you have probably either walked up or down las Ramblas in which case it is approximately half way along las Ramblas.

Map of La Boquería Sant Josep Food Market

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