Boqueria market is located in Barcelona’s center. The market has narrow aisles which are filled with colors and aromas of the countless stalls which offer fresh fruits, meat, sea food, veggies fish and all that a food lover would want. Along with the conventional products, the delightful stalls and delis which specialized in legumes, aromatic herbs, nuts and seeds, cheeses, fresh juices, exotic fruits, local delicacies like Salchichon and Butifarra, wines, cavas, calcots, rice apples and chocolates are ones which should not be missed.
Boqueria market is a very popular spot and hundreds of people visit it daily for shopping. The Boqueria market has an energizing spirit which attracts people to this spot even though they do not want to shop but the delightful varieties of food available here makes this place an attractive one for the people.
History of La Boqueria
First mentioning of Boqueria Market was done in the year 1217. The stalls then setup at the gate of the old city was majorly focused on selling meat. The name Boqueria market came from word boc which has the meaning goat. Goat was the popular meat which was sold here.
The market gained prominence when La Rambla gained popularity. The market became very crowded and this made the authorities take the decision to relocate it from the major walking street in the entrance of the city to the orchards of covenant St Joseph. Later it was moved to the square built in the place of St James covenant and is currently located in there and the market evolved with time and became a popular attraction in Barcelona.
Being in the Market
Boqueria Market is bustling with life and thronged by the crowds. The market is open on all days from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm till Sunday. It is a place where one can grab the finest quality wine, the best food items for cooking, get some quite bites or a complete meal at the legendary bars. Boqueria market is the best place a foodie should visit to get what exactly they need.
Boqueria market is indeed the perfect place to enjoy with the varieties of food items available. A Barcelona visit is incomplete without spending sometime in the market and tasting the local delicacies served here to satisfy one’s taste buds.