3.28.2012

La Boqueria


 For the first few weeks in Barcelona, I think I came to La Boqueria at least four times a week.
Sometimes just to walk around and discover new stands with interesting foods that I hadn't noticed before, sometimes to grab a baguette, fruit and cheese for a picnic and sometimes just to try another juice.
 (so far my favorites are strawberry-banana, plain orange and mango)

It's so fun to just walk around and get lost in the twists and turns of the market.
Although I really dislike seeing the shrimp and other seafood that are still moving.
You'll want to buy every single piece of candy... but watch out it's EXPENSIVE!

On my to do list:
Eat at one of the tapas stands in the market like Bar Central, Pinotxo Bar, or El Quim

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is beyond amazing! Too bad we don't have markets like these in the USA.

Ronida said...

OMG! Those foods are like heaven!

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Lea said...

Wow! What a BEAUTIFUL market! Good for you with the fruit! I would have been over in that candy section! LOL! Wish we had markets like that in the states. Enjoy!

Sarah Burton said...

All of this looks amazing! If I ever make it to Spain...this is my first stop. Great pictures as usual!

Lievebee said...

The food looks amazing....i love all the colours!

Lievebee said...

The food looks amazing....i love all the colours!

Amira said...

This place looks like a magical dream!

Vanessa said...

The first time I went into La Boqueria I thought I was going to pass out. Too much deliciousness per square foot. I remember I took a picture at a candy stand and the old lady running it got mad at me :-)

Also, I've been meaning to tell you, as it get warmer in Spain, like beach weather, please, please, please go to San Sebastian! It's one of my favorite travel destinations and I'd love for you to see it for yourself. Best food I've ever had, pintxos central.

Christine loves to Travel said...

I miss the market! I stayed 2 minutes away from it. I bought ham, bread, cheese and all the fresh veggies from there.

Transport me back to Barcelona!! I miss it so much!!!

Holly said...

holy crap, i want that CANDY!

Jess said...

Like Christine, I also stayed nearby. The fruit was incredible!

Sandra said...

I loved La Boqueria, but yes be careful because it can get pricey. I was told that the stands in the back and the ones more hidden inside are cheaper than the ones in the front, which makes sense.

Brittany said...

Oh my goodness. The juice looks amazing so bright and colorful! Everytime I read one of your new posts it makes me want to travel so bad!

cynthia said...

JEALOUS much? Why, yes... yes I am! La Boqueria is on my life list! Every time I see it on TV I get misty eyed. Great pics!!

Ash said...

wait a minute...

i am WAY confused here..

a post WITHOUT alcohol or a lovely skyline view?!

that's it! i'm unfollowing your boring ass right now...





PSYCH!!!!!!!!!
(did that fool you? even slightly? were you on the verge of tears? yes, yes, and yes?! ok.. good!)

(;

Mariel said...

Ah! Amazing! The juices, candy, and pastries. Everything looks so delicious Nicole!

Katherine Krieg said...

such gorgeous photos. want to be there now!

Brittany Campbell said...

I will forever love La Boqueria. Your blog makes me miss Barca so much! I can't wait to go sometime soon, just need to find the time to make the trip! I have been craving some patatas bravas and sangria...oh and empenadas. YUM!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I am genuinely so excited to see each and every new post you share about Spain - makes me want to drop everything and fly there to tomorrow to enjoy the culture as you are.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

We went there when we were in Barcelona! Such a cool spot!

tiarenie said...

El Quim has been on the travel channel! Im bummed I never got to eat there! Try the organic food stand at the very back of the market, all the way to the right!

Cara said...

I can't imagine how you have enough self control to not just eat cheese and bread everyday for every meal. Your pictures are gorgeous!

LeeLee said...

Great pictures. I love this market.

Ana F. said...

Gorgeous pictures. I miss going to places like that in Brazil too.

the southern hostess said...

All that color! It looks amazing!

Kelsie Lynn said...

The candy and juice is so colorful! It all looks so yummy

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Bethany said...

These pics are so colorful and pretty! I would definitely gain like 10 pounds if I lived in walking distance of this haha

Jennifer Leible said...

Oh my goodness!! That table of smoothies looks AMAZING!! I want them all! And that fresh baked bread! WOW!! What an awesome place to go to! Definitely dangerous though! :)

his little Lady said...

all of these little snippets are just so great with the bright images and yummy food :)
i just adore markets!!
xo TJ

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

I love all of the colors and mixtures of foods! (I hate seafood stands with living things, gross) But beautiful! You are so gorgeous, Nic.

PS. I am trying with the photography. When I am taking pictures I think WWND? ;) xo

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Charity said...

I absolutely love this market! I've been there and made sure to take pictures with the large and very alien-like fish I met there. :) And you're right, those juices are amazeballs!

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La Maman Heureuse said...

Love the blog and great pictures of La Boqueria! With each new BCN post, I get reminded to come back soon and I'm only 2hrs away by plane :-) Shame on me!

Jamie Wong said...

La Boqueria was my favorite place in Barcelona! I love how you captured all the colors.