The most popular and ancient Barcelona market is located in the city center, overlooks the main boulevard of Las Ramblas, is a stone's throw from the metro station Liceu.
The first mention of Bokeria dated 1237 year: the old city gates formed grocery market, which traded peasants from neighboring towns and farms.
Now on the market 300 counters and 11 series, total area 6000 square meters. The metal roof was built in 1914 in upper Raval. For some time now the market has not only a direct function, but also is considered one of Barcelona's main attractions, the atmosphere here reigns truly unique. The market offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables from all over the world, sausages, poultry, meat, sausages, wine, cheese, salted and live fish, bread, seafood, pickles and sweets.
This mecca for professional culinary world, gourmets and lovers of varied gastronomic discoveries. It is estimated that under the market roof coexists about 20 thousands of different flavors. Here you can find any sort of mushrooms, rare spices, berries, tropical fruits ... .i do not think that the prices here specially for tourists overestimate, it is not so. People come here to purchase the products themselves barselontsy that speaks to their very affordable price.
Traditional purchase on the market much more "live" event than the duty visit to the supermarket. Each counter personality with a unique story behind them, sometimes the seller is working here in the third generation, the incredible mixture of colors, smells, and sensations of persons. Tourists take pictures in full, here are loyal to it, no one will be indignant against shooting.
Among the stalls open small bars where you poured cold beer or a glass of wine and offer a wide range of "tapas" snacks with fresh market products. We recommend to arrange a tasting of local delicacies right there, as they say, "on the spot".
For visitors Boqueria market is open from Monday to Saturday inclusive, with 9 a.m. to 20-00 evening. However, its internal mechanism comes to life much earlier, bringing products and careful preparation counters starts three hours prior to the opening. The title of the most beautiful market in the world to earn not just.