La Boqueria is the best-known market in Barcelona and has become somewhat of a tourist attraction thanks to its location on the bustling La Rambla. Hosting a wide range of fresh food, it's the perfect stop to have a bite to eat while taking in the sites of central Barcelona. Whether you choose to find a seat at one of the many teeming countertops or pick up something on the go, you'll find a huge variety of food, from salads and sandwiches to snack cones filled with ham or shrimp. Losing yourself in the crowds thronging the aisles is a great way to soak up the atmosphere, while the tantalizing smells from fresh fish and charcuterie entice you in.
Where to eat:
Bar Central. One of the busiest and most popular bars in the market that excels in its fresh fish dishes.
El Quim de la Boquería. Another highly regarded bar whose signature dish is baby squid with eggs.
Bar Pinotxo. Owned by the lovely Juanito, this is a must-visit for their delicious chickpea dishes.