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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Where to Eat at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

We visit three tiny eateries that made huge first impressions


Staff Writer
Where to Eat at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona
Monte Mathews
Hungry bellies enter here.

Barcelona is a very food-centric town, and one that entertains 7.5 million tourists annually, in addition to the usual population of 1.6 million residents. It makes perfect sense that smack in the middle of the Old City (Cuitat Vella) is the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, more commonly known as La Boqueria. Its earliest incarnation, in the thirteenth century, was as a pig market, but it wasn’t until centuries later (in 1826, to be exact) that the market was legally recognized. From there it grew in phases. The metal roof that still shelters the structure today was installed way back in 1914.