One of the main things that tourists look for when they come to Barcelona is the Boqueria Market, famous for its polychromatic range of colours distributed throughout its multiple fruit and vegetable stalls, as well as for the freshness of the products on sale, whether it’s meat, fish, fruit juices, or nuts etc. However, the variety of the markets in Barcelona is not limited to just this one. There are other very popular markets in Barcelona that tourists don’t know about. Thus, here is a little guide of the best markets in Barcelona.
MARKETS IN BARCELONA
Santa Caterina Market
Situated in the Gothic district, it has not only a polychromatic interior but also a multicoloured exterior thanks to the interesting tiled roof designed by the artist Toni Comella. In addition, the inside is by no means disappointing as you will find all kinds of fresh fruit there, as well as vegetables, meat, fish and delicatessens. The building was renovated by the architect Miralles, with architectural remains from the convent that it was prior to being reconverted into the first indoor market in Barcelona in 1848. Inside, you can also expect to find the Cuines restaurant, a modern but welcoming establishment where they offer a varied menu of Mediterranean, oriental and vegetarian cuisine.
Address: 16, Avenida Francesc Cambó. Opening times: Monday at 8am to 2 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8am to 3.30 pm, Thursday and Friday at 8am to 8.30 pm and Saturday at 8am to 3.30 pm. Metro: (Jaume 1, Line 4)
San Antoni Market
Situated in a more traditional district of Barcelona, i.e. in the San Antoni district it has currently been relocated to temporary installations whilst they carry out restoration works to make the original site even bigger and more attractive. Inside this indoor market you will find everything you can imagine as this market is as every bit as good as the Boqueria. There is fresh cheese of all kinds on sale, as well as quality sausages, fruit and vegetables, and meat, and fish, in addition to some very friendly vendors that are always prepared to lend a hand. It is a market that is a lot less touristy than its brother the Boqueria, however it has the same high-quality products, and from all over Spain.
Where:Ronda Sant Pau/Carrer Comte d’Urgell. Opening Times: Monday – Saturday from 7am to 5pm and 5pm to 8.30pm, and Friday from 7am to 8.30pm. Metro: Sant Antoni (Purple Line, L2)
Extending over 2583 metres and with more than 300 stalls offering a large variety of local and exotic products, this is the largest market in Catalonia, with the greatest offer in food products, and the most popular amongst tourists. It was opened in 1836 and has become one of the tourist emblems in Barcelona, not only thanks to its selection of fresh and colourful products, but also due to the Catalan tapas on offer that visitors can try in any of the bars inside the market.
Where:La Rambla de San Josep. Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3). Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 8am to 8.30pm.
The Conception Market, situated in the heart of the Exiample district is a flower market that is open 24 hours a day. It is an incredible market for gardeners, travellers, and curious visitors, given that this market has an enormous amount of flowers inside, in addition to the fact that visitors can also buy fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and fish, similar to the other markets in Barcelona.  This market has been around for a long time in Eixample given that it was opened in 1888 in an isolated building between the Aragó and Valencia streets eventually giving rise to this traditional indoor market.
Where: 311, Calle Aragó. Opening times: Monday from 8am to 3pm, Tuesday to Friday at 8am to 8pm, and Saturday at 8am to 4pm. The Flower Market is open 25 hours a day, everyday. Metro: Green Line, L3 or Yellow Line L4 in Passeig de Gracia.
Claudia – Marketing Team