Mercat de Santa Caterina (St. Catherine's Market), Barcelona

Mercat de Santa Caterina (St. Catherine's Market), Barcelona

An easy walking distance from the Barcelona Cathedral, Saint Catherine's Market underwent a remarkable transformation in 2005, emerging as a stylish market with a touch of designer elegance. Its inviting facade, complemented by a colorful roof, sets the stage for a clean and relaxing shopping experience.

Within and around the market, you'll find an abundance of eateries that prepare delectable dishes using the freshest ingredients available. A must-visit spot is Bar Joan's, where you can savor some of the finest tapas around while enjoying a couple of drinks. What's more, the prices are surprisingly affordable, as this place is a local favorite.

If you're in the mood for a well-balanced plate of vegetables, head towards the back of the market to La Torna. Here, you can indulge in their marvelous cod (bacallá) dish, prepared with spinach, pine nuts, raisins, and topped with allioli. The magic happens right before your eyes as everything is grilled to perfection.

Another essential stop is Cuines de Santa Caterina, an impressively elegant yet relaxed modern space that offers the best of "fusion food". From breakfast meals to traditional tapas, vegetarian options to a variety of sushi and Asian-inspired dishes, as well as Mediterranean favorites, this place has it all.

Of course, if you prefer to prepare your own meal, the market offers a wide selection of products to choose from – from fresh vegetables, seafood and meats to olives and olive oil, spices and more. The prices here are generally more affordable compared to La Boqueria Market, and the vendors are friendly and accommodating, even if you decide not to make a purchase.

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Sight Name: Mercat de Santa Caterina (St. Catherine's Market)
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain (See walking tours in Barcelona)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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