Barcelona is one of my favourite cities, especially for aimless wandering (there’s always something intriguing to see) and for eating, too. When my budget is getting low I always like to check out local food markets and Barcelona’s Boqueria Market is one that’s stuck in my memory.
It’s a huge area these days, and filled with a mix of locals and tourists. The seafood section is popular (though smelly, of course) but I avoided it since I didn’t have any way to cook things up – the fruit and veg section was more interesting for me and then I found an incredible stand of sweets and yes, made a few purchases.
Even if you’re not hungry, you should check out the Boqueria, and it’s easy to find as it runs off La Rambla. With a history that goes back to the thirteenth century there are many stories to be found there – and plenty of delicious snacks. It’s open all day, every day – until about eight in the evening, usually.
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