Top 7 Food Markets in Barcelona to Eat like a Local

Top 7 Food Markets in Barcelona to Eat like a Local, Barcelona, Spain (B)

Sure the architecture is beautiful and the sun is nice, but most people visit Spain to experience the food. Quality and fresh food is a part of Spanish culture, and the Catalans are no exception. The city itself features 39 food markets so it's hard to know, which ones are the best to visit. Some are better and bigger than others, and most tourists will stay in certain zones, which makes various food markets more accessible than others. 

When hungry and looking for something fresh and something cheap, be sure to check out these local favorite food markets. 

Located in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, the posher part of town, this market offers the finer foods in life. Different than most markets in the city, here foodies discover everything from sushi to charcuteries to organic produce. Smaller than most markets, it unfortunately is not one of the cheapest markets, but certainly offers a variety of local and international eats. 

Known as the second market, Santa Caterina is near the Barcelona Cathedral in the El Born area near the Gothic Quarter. Tourists and locals visit here, but is not flooded with tourists like La Boqueria. Most people recognize this market thanks to the wavy and vibrant roof, which looks similar to the skin of a mutli-colored lizard. Like every other market, one finds a variety of produce, seafood, cheese and tapas stalls. Many recommend Bar Joan.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top 7 Food Markets in Barcelona to Eat like a Local
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mercat de Galvany
  • Mercat de Santa Caterina
  • La Boqueria
  • Mercat de la Barceloneta
  • Mercat de Sant Antoni
  • Mercat de la Llibertat
  • Mercat de Hostafrancs

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