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La Boqueria:

mercado de La Boquería

  • Brief description: San Jose Market, so called La Boqueria, is an original 12th century market. The biggest in Europe and without a doubt the most famous in Barcelona. Of particular note are its art nouveau entrance and unique stands, some of which specialize in only one type of food (bananas, eggs, codfish...).
  • Cost: free.
  • Length of visit: 30min-1hr.
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8.00 to 20.30. Get there before 15.00 while all the stands are still open. Closed Sundays and holidays.
  • How to get there: Take Carrer del Cardenal Casanyas from Plaça del Pi. Once you get to the Ramblas, cross and walk up on the right-hand side. La Boquería will be just a few steps away. Metro stop Liceo L3.