La Boqueria, Barcelona

by Brian Lee
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This spectacular public market (formally known as Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria) has been operating here since the 17th century.  Then, as now, it showcases the freshest products from local farmers, butchers, and fisherman.  Take a seat at one of the many bars and restaurants in the market to sample some of the best of Barcelona!

This was our first visit to Spain.  We rearranged our travel plans to be able to meet up with good friend and fellow foodie, Nelson Wang.  His CEO Lifestyle Blog is enormously popular.  Check it out at

Nelson has been to Barcelona multiple times and his recommendations framed our 8 day visit, starting with La Boqueria.

The variety of seafood, meats, and produce is staggering!  Small dishes of fresh fruit and juice are available and extremely reasonably priced.

And, of course, there is the famous Jamon Iberico!

This sure sounded good but I didn’t try it!

A few seats opened up at Bar Ramblero in the market so we sampled the owner’s special oxtail stew:

And some incredible langostine:

If you are a foodie, a visit to La Boqueria in Barcelona is a must!

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