You Can Also Eat There–Talk about “Market Fresh!”
If the main food market is the place you like to stop first in every new city you visit, you have a treat in store for you in Barcelona. Located in the middle of La Rambla pedestrian boulevard with its flower and bird stalls, and opposite the evocative Barrio Gótico restaurant quarter, the 19th-century Boquería Market (Mercado de San Josep) is one of Europe’s largest and most colorful. The Boquería has an added attraction, the food bars like the Pinotxo where you can take a break and try the local specialties “en directo” alongside the local people. It doesn’t come any more authentic than this, and this video makes it look powerfully inviting!
Video courtesy of Foods from Spain.com
Want to see more? Have a look at this tour of the Boquería Market guided by local restauranteur, Isidre Gironés, (in Spanish with English subtitles.)