The magic of this 15th-century market is undeniable, and its official name is Mercat de Sant Josep de Boqueria. The origin of the name "Mercat de la Boqueria" comes from Catalan and means a place where goat meat is sold. It has become Spain's most famous market, attracting huge numbers of locals and tourists alike. The concept of the market dates back to the 1200s, and has grown over the years as goods from neighbouring towns have entered the trade.
The cast-iron roof was finished in 1914, and over time it has become one of the most visited places in the city. A small, colourful world dedicated to gastronomy close to Las Ramblas. You'll find absolutely everything you could want: fresh fruit and vegetables, drinks, meat, fish, sweets, and even little bars with a real Spanish atmosphere. It's worth making room in your stomach before you go, so you can make the most of it!