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Walking Tour of Barcelona Markets: Las Ramblas, La Boquería & Beyond

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  • Explore the Gothic Quarter, taste Catalonian delicacies, and peek into the region's remarkable history and traditions during a 2-hour guided walking tour through Barcelona's best markets.
  • Taste local specialties at La Boquería Market, like olives and turrón, a Spanish nougat confection.
  • Get amazed at the excavation site inside the Market of Born that holds the secrets of an ancient city from medieval times.
  • Prepare to be shocked by Caganer, a famous but odd Catalonian practice.
  • Stroll through the colorful Santa Caterina Market standing at the former site of a medieval monastery.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Barcelona's markets
  • Olives tasting at La Boquería
  • Turrón tasting at La Boquería

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers
  • Audio guide
  • Mercat de la Boqueria
  • Flower markets of Las Ramblas
  • Mercat de Santa Caterina
  • Caganer
  • Santa Maria del Mar
  • Former market of El Born
  • Tip: While Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Barcelona, the fall months have the ideal temperature for walking tours.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
BarcelonaMercado de La Boqueria

Mercado de La Boqueria | A historic walk in a historic market! 

Mercado de La Boqueria, often referred to simply as La Boqueria, is a famous public market located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. It is situated just off the bustling La Rambla street, making it easily accessible to both locals and tourists alike.

Why visit Mercado de La Boqueria?

  • A paradise for foodies: La Boqueria offers an unparalleled selection of fresh, high-quality produce, seafood, meats, cheeses, spices, and gourmet foods.
  • A global yet local experience: The market provides an authentic glimpse into Barcelona's culinary culture and lifestyle. 
  • A treat for the five senses: La Boqueria’s colorful stalls, aromatic scents, and vibrant crowds create a sensory experience unlike any other.
  • A culinary exploration like no other: Visiting La Boqueria lets you learn about the ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques that define Spanish cuisine.
  • Immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure: From exotic fruits to traditional Catalan dishes, La Boqueria offers a gastronomic adventure like no other. 

Explore Mercado de La Boqueria

La Ramblas’ flower markets

At La Rambla's flower markets visitors can take in the beauty of the displays, purchase fresh flowers, or simply stroll through the market to soak in the ambiance. 

Mercat de Santa Caterina

Mercat de Santa Caterina is another iconic market in Barcelona. It's known for its striking modernist building, and its wide array of fresh produce, meats, seafood, and gourmet goods.

Santa Maria del Mar

Santa Maria del Mar is a stunning basilica located in the Ribera district of Barcelona. It is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved examples of Catalan Gothic architecture.

Former market of El Born

The former market of El Born refers to the Mercat del Born. Originally constructed in the late 19th century, the market served as one of the city's principal marketplaces for over a century.

Plan your visit to Mercadao de La Boqueria

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Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Closed: Sunday

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mercado de La Boqueria is during the mornings. During this time, the crowds are fewer, and more stalls are open. Post-lunch, the market tends to get very crowded. 

Address: La Rambla, 91, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Find on maps. 

  • By metro: L3
    Nearest stop: Liceu
  • By hop on hop off bus: Blue and red route
    Nearest stop: Plaça Catalunya
  • By bus: 14, 59, N9, and N12
    Nearest stop: La Boquería
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  • Restaurants
  • Cafe 
  • Shops

  • Keep in mind that the tour is a walking tour, so make sure you wear comfortable footwear during your experience. 
  • Plan your visit during the morning, since the market is less crowded and more stalls are open. After lunch, the market gets very crowded. 
  • If you are visiting the market in summer, carry a water bottle, sunglasses, and scarves. 
  • Keep yourself well-hydrated throughout your visit to Mercado de la Boqueria. 
  • It is a good idea to carry your cloth bags, to carry all your purchases. You may have to pay extra for carry bags during your visit. 
  • If you want to buy fish from Mercado de la Boqueria, you should know that fresh fish is not available on Mondays.

 

  • Bar Pinotxo: Located 1.9 km from Mercado de La Boqueria, Bar Pinotxo is known for its traditional Catalan dishes and excellent seafood.
  • Ciudad Condal: Located 2.6 km from Mercado de la Boqueria, Ciudad Condal is a bustling tapas bar, offering a wide selection of delicious tapas. 
  • Barcelona Pipa Club: Located 3.7 km from Mercado de la Boqueria, Barcelona specializes in Mediterranean and international cuisine. 
  • El Quim de la Boqueria: Located 25 m from Mercado de la Boqueria, El Quim is a popular restaurant known for its fresh seafood and creative Catalan cuisine.

Budget: Hotel Ingles Barcelona (200 m), BCN Home (200 m), Sun & Moon hostel (290 m). 

Mid-range: Hotel Exe Ramblas Boqueria (60 m), Petit Palace Boqueria Garden (200 m), Hotel Raval House (290 m). 

Luxury: Le Méridien Barcelona (230 m), Hotel Neri (350 m), The Barcelona EDITION (700 m).

Beyond Mercado de La Boqueria

Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau is located 2.9 km from Mercado de la Boqueria, and is renowned for its beautiful Modernist architecture and vibrant stained glass windows.

Plaça de Catalunya

Located 2.2 km from Mercado de La Boqueria, Plaça de Catalunya is a bustling hub surrounded by shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions.

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Art enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to MACBA, a museum dedicated to contemporary art and located just 1.1 km from Mercado de La Boqueria.

Frequently asked questions about Mercado de La Boqueria

How much is a ticket to Mercado de La Boqueria?

The tickets include guided tours of Barcelona’s markets and olives and turrón tasting at La Boqueria.

How do I access the different markets?

All the markets are included in your walking tour tickets. 

What is the cancelation policy for Mercado de La Boqueria tickets?

The tickets can be canceled 24 hours before the experience for a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete a Mercado de La Boqueria tour?

The guided tour will take around two hours to complete.