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13 Dec 2014

Boqueria Market , Barcelona Spain

Barcelona [ 巴塞罗那 ] • 13 DECEMBER 2014
Whenever we travel we always love to visit the market and this is definitely a market that one must not miss! You must visit the most famous market in Barcelona and bring along your camera. We used the Nikon D7000 our favourite camera and lens. 


We were glad that we took it with us on a 12 days trip to Barcelona.
A brave move, shooting at night with the D7000 and we were confident in its abilities. When you buy a DSLR you need to choose good lenses. But is not easy to choose a good lens because there are so many choices and prices. Well here are a lot of good lenses to choose from which is great choice for everyday photography and delivers excellent images and great for low light shots. Hope you enjoy all our photos.


Dried hams or Jamon 

One of the greatest sound, smell and colour sensations in Europe is Barcelona’s most central produce market, the Mercat de la Boqueria. It spills over with all the rich and varied bounty of fruit and vegetable stands, seemingly limitless varieties of sea critters, sausages, cheeses, meat (including the finest Jabugo ham) and sweets


According to some chronicles, there has been a market on this spot since 1217, and while today it is a tourist attraction in its own right, it has always been the place where locals come to shop. Many of Barcelona's top restaurateurs buy their produce here, which vouches for the quality of the market's offer. 


Nowadays it’s no easy task getting past the gawping tourists to indicate the slippery slab of sole you’re after, or the tempting piece of Asturian queso de cabra (goat’s cheese).


Today that tradition lives on, and the covered marketplace treats visitors to the vibrant colors and enticing aromas of everything from fruit juices and wines to fresh fish, meats and produce. Plus, numerous bars and restaurants can be found around the market, so food options abound.


We had an amazing fruit drink (coconut and mango) juice. Picked up some saffron and gourmet salts as gifts they would really appreciated this. This market is absolutely incredible. You can have lunch and dinner with good prices finding foreign plates and fruits. I suggest the fruit mix that can be easily find in every corner of the market!


A visual feast where you want to take home every thing in the market.


The Boqueria sits just off of Las Ramblas and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Browsing is free, but carry a few extra euros with you just in case something catches your eye or makes your mouth water.

Boqueria Food Market
Plaça de la Boqueria
Opening Times:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 20:30

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