La Boqueria is one of the world's most iconic food markets - a huge, bustling public bazaar featuring a wide variety of very fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats, and dairy products. The selection is diverse enough to make even the most decisive of shoppers fall victim to paralysis of choice. Though it is located right on La Rambla, the market is still very much frequented by locals. The energy in this place is incredible; it really is quite something to pause and take in all the sights, sounds and smells around you. But, when and if you decide to gawk, beware the aggressive old ladies with stroller carts - a sure fixture in any notable food market around the world; what a strange phenomenon.
Butcherettes cutting meat with as much gusto as their male counterparts
The famous egg stall that everyone takes a picture of
Really well lined up fruit (truly mind boggling)
La Rambla 91
93 318 25 84
Hours: 8am-8.30pm Mon-Sat