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Food markets in Barcelona

Barcelona's food markets are a real gem for food lovers and culinary explorers. These markets have become popular destinations for locals and tourists alike who want to try the best of Spanish and international cuisine in a modern and lively atmosphere.

From the bustling Mercat de La Boqueria to more alternative markets such as Palo Alto, each food market in Barcelona offers a unique culinary experience.

Barcelona's gastro markets that you must visit

Here are the best gastro markets in Barcelona and where you can find them. Make sure you put them on your bucket list of things to see when you're in the city!

La Boqueria market

Mercat de La Boqueria is one of Barcelona's most emblematic markets. Located on Las Ramblas, this Barcelona market is a paradise for lovers of fresh, quality produce. Here you will find a wide variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, as well as a wide selection of local and exotic products. The market also has numerous food stalls where you can enjoy tapas, natural juices and other typical Catalan dishes.

Santa Caterina Market

Santa Caterina is another market in Barcelona worth visiting. Designed by the renowned architect Enric Miralles, this market stands out for its impressive colourful wavy roof. Inside, you'll find a wide variety of stalls offering fresh, local produce. From fish and seafood to meats, cheeses and artisan breads, Santa Caterina is the ideal place to stock up on ingredients for a delicious home-cooked meal.

Palo Market Fest

If you're looking for a more alternative gastronomic experience, Barcelona's Palo Alto Market Fest is the place to go. This market is set in a former industrial site and offers a mix of designer goods and a wide selection of food trucks. Here you can enjoy the best of street food from around the world, from Latin American to Asian dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as cocktails and beers, plus live music sessions that are sure to get you up and dancing!

All Those Food Market

Another foodie event you can't miss is the All Those Food Market. This market is usually held in the spring and brings together a careful selection of innovative and artisanal gastro proposals. Here you'll find the best of the city's street food. The market includes a space for gastronomy-related workshops and activities.

Sant Antoni Market

Last but not least, Mercat de Sant Antoni is one of the oldest markets in Barcelona and has recently been renovated. As well as its wide range of fresh produce, this market has a large book market and a Sunday antiques market. It's a great place to dive into the daily life of the locals and enjoy the authenticity of the city.

Discover the gastro offer of the Grand Hotel Central

If you are looking for a luxurious stay in Barcelona, Grand Hotel Central is your best option. Located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel in Barcelona offers elegant rooms and first-class services, as well as an exceptional gastronomic proposal.

At the hotel you will find Bistro Helena, a restaurant that combines Mediterranean cuisine with contemporary touches. Here you can enjoy creative dishes prepared with market produce and the freshest seasonal ingredients.

The Bistro Bar, on the other hand, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious cocktails. Its cosy and sophisticated atmosphere makes it the ideal place to spend a pleasant evening with friends or your partner. Here you will taste the best signature cocktails, with cocktails that will not leave you indifferent, as well as an extensive wine list and craft beers.

From the Grand Hotel Central you can easily visit all the food markets in Barcelona, places that you will love if you are a gourmet. Book your stay!

July 18, 2023