Traditional markets of Barcelona to enjoy the cuisine of Catalonia
It is a well-known fact that when we’re on vacation, one of the things we enjoy the most is the local cuisine. We all love to try out new food and sample typical dishes of the area we are visiting. We drink wines and beers, and delight in the taste of every meal and dinner. We always try to prolong these delicious moments by sharing them with our family and friends. Good food and eating well is one of the biggest pleasures in life, and that’s a universally acknowledged truth. If you visit the streets of Barcelona, it’s something you especially will be able to relish in, thanks to thegreat variety of traditional markets you will find here. If you’re spending your holidays in one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona, make sure you make place in your schedule for a tour during which you will be able to sample the exquisite delicacies of the area, and immerse yourself into the authentic traditional markets and their life.
La Boquería Market
Undoubtedly, one of the renowned markets of Barcelona. With the historical data in hand, already in 1.217 there were meat stands here selling their products to locals of the area. It’s such a legendary spot, it has become a point of reference beyond our borders. As a matter of fact, the World Markets Congress held in 2005 in Washington D.C. awarded La Boquería Market with the prize for the best market in the world.
Furthermore, the market organises a great number of activities, such as Aula Boquería, where amateurs and professionals learn about the art of gastronomy. It’s a golden opportunity if you’re spending your holiday in one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona and would like to learn something new or simply try something different.
Also pertaining to La Boquería Market, at The Ramblas you will find more stands forming Mercado de las Flores (The Flowers’ Market). It is another must-see place when you’re visiting the city. With 200 years of history at its back, The Flowers’ Market turns this promenade into an incredible place for taking a walk.
Santa Caterina Market
Santa Caterina Market is located in Ciutat Vella, in the heart of the Old Town of Barcelona. Open since 1848, nowadays it offers a great number of food stands for its customers, with products like meat, fish, canned food, bread, fruit, vegetables, cold meat, and many more. Having been through a remodelling process between 1997 and 2004, it is now characterised by vitality and colours, thanks to its roof reminiscent of Gaudí’s works.
If you’re staying in one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona, you shouldn’t miss out on seeing the old town area of the city, and that’s where you will find this beautiful market and its particular personality. You won’t be able to resist immersing yourself in this authentic traditional local commerce life.
A total of 40 different markets in the streets of Barcelona
Another famous icon is the Sant Antoni Market: an emblematic building built in 1872, currently undergoing a remodelling process. Regardless, you can still take a look at the stands in the tent located at the Ronda de Sant Antoni. Besides food products, here you will also find collecting articles on Sunday mornings.
As you can see, the options are many if you stay in one of the low cost hotels in Barcelona and you would like to visit the city’s markets. There are no less than 40 markets dedicated to food products, and another 6 focused on other things. Some of the other ones are the Sant Andreu Market, the Abacería Central Market, the Llibertat Market and the Sants Market (of modernist style).
Are you ready for budget holidays in low cost hotels in Barcelona? Take advantage of this offer and enjoy Spanish gastronomy in one of the traditional markets we’ve told you about!