Best Barcelona food markets
Barcelona’s food markets are piled high with fresh products. Here you can enjoy a lively atmosphere and experience the daily bustle of the locals. For instance, the most famous one in Barcelona is La Boqueria market; it really is a must-see place. If you are searching for a grocery store in Barcelona, you can find it here as well. In the same vein, some people prefer the experience of a good street-like market, the sights, the smells, the hustle and maybe even bargaining! Luckily for you the city offers a good range of markets to please both the experienced and the novice market goer. And above all, they are also near some of our ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RENT.
Moreover we have listed our favourite food markets below for you to experience the authentic taste of Barcelona as you are submerged into the buzzing sound of a food market:
# 1 La Boqueria
La Boqueria market is the most famous market in Barcelona; and above all, no trip to Barcelona is complete until you have visited this market! Here you can find everything from ham and seafood to cheese, olives, and chocolate. We recommend you to head here in the morning as it can get crowded later during the day. For instance, try the freshly squeezed fruit juice that you can buy for just one or two euros. It is the perfect refreshing treat to cool down in the Barcelona heat! In addition, the legendary Pinotxo Bar within the market is also a place you can’t miss out on!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00-20:30
Address: Rambla, 91 08001 Barcelona
Metro: Liceu (L3)
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# 2 Mercat de Sant Antoni
The Sant Antoni Market is located in Sant Antoni of the Eixample neighbourhood. Here you can further find all different stalls of fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat. They’re selling all the flavors you can imagine! On the outer skirt of the market, for instance, there are plenty of stalls for clothing, shoes, accessories and porcelain. Moreover, there is a typical Spanish atmosphere with a positive vibe. At the Sant Antoni market, you will definitely have a memorable experience from discovering this awesome place. You will never want to leave!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00-20:00
Address: Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 1 (prov. Ronda Sant Antoni, 18), 08011 Barcelona
Metro: Sant Antoni (L2)
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# 3 Mercat de la Barceloneta
Moreover, this market is more hidden away and used to be a hub for the fishing industry in Barcelona. It is a perfect market to visit to be able to understand Barcelona’s history and traditions. If you want the atmosphere of a local market and further enjoy the finest and freshest seafood from the coastline, you have to visit the Mercat de la Barceloneta!
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 07:30-14:00
Address: Mercat de la Barceloneta, Placa de la Font, 1-2, Barcelona
Metro: Barceloneta (L4)
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# 4 La Llibertat Market
Llibertat Market is above all known for it’s more relaxed atmosphere and is the most popular one among locals. It’s located in Grácia, one of Barcelona’s most popular neighbourhoods. The visitors really appreciate how clean the market is; but it is also cared for the high quality of it’s products. The Llibertat Market has a perfect combination of small stores and a lunch counter. And of course, it offers all sorts of fruits, vegetables, fish and pulses. Enjoy!
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-20:30; Saturday 08:00-15:00
Address: Plaça de la Llibertat, 27, 08012 Barcelona
Metro: Gràcia (L6/L7)
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# 5 Mercat de Santa Caterina
Mercat de Santa Caterina is one of the most famous markets. Certainly, It’s recognized for its multi-colored roof with curves that contains 325,000 ceramic pieces in 60 different colours. The roof represents the colours of the vegetables and fruits inside the market. It’s also know for being less busy and touristic than La Boqueria, for instance. If you’re looking for seafood, fresh spices, meet or cheese, this is the place for you! It opened in 1848 which makes it the first covered market in Barcelona. This is definitely worth a visit, not only for the market’s fresh food and restaurants but also for its beautiful building.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 07:30-15:30; Tuesday & Thursday 07:30-20:30
Address: Mercat de Santa Caterina, Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona
Bus: Via Laietana – Pl Ramon Berenguer (V15)
# 6 Mercat del Ninot
The Ninot, an explosion of colours, textures, smells, sensations… It’s one of the most important marketplaces of fresh food in Barcelona. Subsequently, the fresh product is so important in the Mediterranean gastronomic culture; however it’s also has more and more prominence thanks to the proliferation of healthy diets in addition to the knowledge that our chefs splurge all over the world.
Ninot has been a pioneer for being one of the main distributors of products for the catering sector of Barcelona. Fruits, vegetables, and so many other products are a source of inspiration; enriching the menus of the best restaurants in the city every day. Above all, It has a privileged location; near “Hospital Clínic” which makes it super accessible from any point of the city.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 08:00-21:00
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 133, 08036, Barcelona
Bus: Aribau – Mallorca (V13)
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