If you ever visit La Rambla in Barcelona make sure you check out the Mercat de la Bouqueria. It’s the most popular market in the city, dating back to 1840. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it is a sight to see and a great way to absorb some culture and atmosphere. I will warn you, if you don’t like to see photos of meat, please don’t glance below.
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Perfect selections. I like this market place.
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I haven’t been to Barcelona, but heck … gotta love the European markets!
I agree! London has a few that I enjoy.
Oh I love that place, so colorful. I was amazed at the range of mushrooms they got, so many I haven’t seen before.
I loved the feel of it…it had a wonderful, crazy vibe.
some unusual looking foods there
Yes. It was interesting to walk around to see the variety.
Wonderful! If all works out (which admittedly looks a little dire at this point), I will be in Barcelona next year. I’ll definitely visit the marketplace then! Also, dragon fruit 😀 I ate those by the bucket-load when I was in China.
Oh, I hope it all works out for you. This was my first experience with dragon fruit and I love it.
Love market places. This one looks very interesting
This is so going on the bucket list…thanks for the heads up !!!
Jo let me know if you ever plan a trip to Barcelona. I would love to share some of the places we saw. And if you do go, make sure to take a day trip to the Salvador Dali museum. That was an experience! He designed the museum, so it’s almost like you are in his head and seeing how he saw the world and his art.
I love Barcelona and this market place. Fantastic! -Rene
Barcelona is a magical city with so much to do and see. If I could, I would retire there.
Nice market place for the challenge “On Display”. You have captured the many different ways to display almost anything. I like it 😉
wow…what a super neat market (so far from Indonesian traditional market)
The color combination is also great
I would love to visit an Indonesian market.
I’m a big fan of markets…
They are a wonderful way to learn about a place’s culture. And this one has a lot of energy.
Love European markets! And that punnet of fruit looks delicious! 🙂
Quite the selection of wild meats there… 😉
I like the fork in the fruit bowl! What is the fruit/thing/object on the bottom right corner of the fruit picture? It looks awesome!
Dragon fruit and it’s tasty!
Cool place! If I ever go to Barcelona, I’ll have to check it out.
oh no, I looked!
I’m so sorry!
It’s amazing what we can find in a meat market. Fun post!
That was one of our favorite places in Barcelona. We skipped the meat, though. The fresh fruit drinks were the best!
We didn’t buy any meat, but I did get some fruit. I adore trying new fruit.
Great photos – great market!
I love the open market like that. Its always so much fun. Very nive photos!!