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Markets of Barcelona

Mercat de la Boqueria

Mercat de la Boqueria is one of the oldest markets in Barcelona, located right off La Rambla close to metro Liceu in Ciutat Vella in Barcelona. Its history is long: the first mentions of La Boqueria date back to the 13th century; in the Middle Ages the spot was occupied by a pig market, and only at the end of the 19th century the decision was made to officially recognize La Boqueria as the public market in Barcelona.

One can buy anything and everything at La Boqueria, including fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, meats and poultry, nuts, mushrooms, spices and sweets. Most products sold at the market are locally grown and produced and sold by the farmers, fisherman and butchers themselves. Local cooks like to say that if you come to La Boqueria and cannot find what you are looking for, you are not allowed to change your recipe, but to keep looking, as Mercat de la Boqueria has everything.

The market is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8:30 pm. Locals do not recommend visiting on Monday as many stalls, especially in the fish section, are closed.

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Fruits for sale at La Boqueria La Boqueria eggs stall
One of many fish stalls at La Boqueria Different types of Spanish jamГіn at La Boqueria
Mercat Santa Caterina

Mercat Santa Caterina is located in the district of La Ribera, close to El Born and the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The market is famous for its wave-like beautiful roof covered with bright tiles, visible from afar. The market was established in 1348 and officially recognized in 1844. Today, Santa Caterina market sells fresh fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, as well as locally produced sweets, oils, and wines.

Mercat Santa Caterina is found at the exact address of Avinguda Francesc CambГі 16, 08003 Barcelona. It is open from 7 am to 2 pm on Mondays, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 7:30 am to 8:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. The market is closed on Sundays.

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Mercat de Sant Antoni

Mercat de Sant Antoni is located in the neighbourhood of the same name near metro Sant Antoni (L2), between Raval and Avinguda Parallel, within walking distance to Poble Sec and Eixample districts. The Sant Antoni market had been in operation since 1882, but was recently closed for major renovations. Its splendid structure can still be seen from the streets surrounding it.

A temporary market is operating nearby at Ronda Sant Antoni. It is open from 7 am to 2:30 pm and from 5 pm to 8:30 pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 7 am to 8:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.

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Mercat del Poblenou

Mercat de Poblenou began its history in 1889, when it was built under the name of Mercat de la UniГі to house stock bartering and produce, meat and fish stalls. It was constantly redesigned and added to, and saw major renovations in 1923, 1945 and 1966. At the beginning of the 21th century, the market was closed during the summer of 2004, and reopened as a modern and comfortable facility now serving the community as El Mercat de Poblenou.

The market is found at Plaça de la Unió, 25, the nearest metro station is Poblenou (L4). The market is open Mondays from 8:30 am to 2 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2 pm and from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Fridays all day from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

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Mercat de Poblenou The Poblenou market interior
Mercat de la ConcepciГі

Mercat de la ConcepciГі is located at Carrer AragГі 311 bis, and is the largest public farmers market in Eixample. Built in 1888, today it occupies the whole block between Carrer del Bruc and Carrer de Girona, offering its visitors the freshest produce, meat and fish, as well as parking and free Wi-Fi.

The opening hours of Mercat de la ConcepciГі are as follows: Mondays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; from Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Mercat del Ninot

Mercat del Ninot, currently closed for major renovations, is located at Carrer Casanova 160, where it was opened as a public market in Barcelona in 1933. The temporary market under the same name functions at Carrer Doctor Ferrer i Cajigal between Carrer Provença and Rosselló.

The market is open every weekday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. On Saturdays it is open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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