This blog post was originally posted on October 25, 2016, and was updated on October 12, 2017.
Neighborhood markets are essential to everyday life and culture in Spain. No trip would be complete without a visit to some of Barcelona’s must-visit markets!
Whether you’re looking to ogle mountains of fresh produce, or you want to have some of the best tapas the city has to offer, make sure you don’t miss out on these must-visit food markets in Barcelona!
Mercat de Sant Josep (La Boqueria)
One of the most famous markets in all of Europe, La Boqueria is hands-down one of Barcelona’s must-visit markets. Especially when it comes to the quality of its amazing food and produce. Go early to avoid the crowds, and make sure to stop for a tapa or two at the wonderful Pinotxo Bar! Furthermore, have a look at this great video filmed at this emblematic business right in the center of the hustle and bustle.
Address: La Rambla, 90
Mercat de Santa Caterina
The Santa Caterina Market is one of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona, with a colorful wavy roof that has become an emblematic symbol of the city. Check out this fantastic market replete with local specialties and gourmet treats, and if you really want to dive deep and learn more, join us on a Barcelona food & market tour inside!
Address: Av. Francesc Cambó, 16
Mercat de la Concepció
Mercat de la Concepció is a great local market in the Eixample Dreta neighborhood, and houses a very special peculiarity—its 24-hour flower market! But whether you’re shopping for flowers or food, you will love this beautiful market and its local vibes.
Address: Carrer de Aragó, 313-317
Mercat de Sant Antoni
The trendy neighborhood of Sant Antoni boasts one of the many must-visit food markets in Barcelona. The incredibly impressive building is worth seeing on its own, but head across the street where you will find all the food stalls until the market finishes its renovations!
Address: Carrer de Comte d’Urgell, 1
Want to really get to know Barcelona’s culinary traditions and incredible gastronomy? There’s no better way to do that than on a food or tapas tour! Join us for a morning or evening of great food, wine, and company! Not convinced? Watch our lovely co-founders as they wander through the Born neighborhood on a food tour of their own!