Barcelona has as many as 39 food markets in its different neighbourhoods, famous for the freshness, high quality and variety of their produce, and personal service, that their habitual clientele know they can trust.
It is also one of the few cities in the world whose market network is able to cater for all the needs of its inhabitants.
Everyone loves to stroll around a fine market; observing and listening to the hustle and bustle, having fun haggling, discovering weird and wonderful foods, and breathing in the aromas of fresh produce. What’s more, the emergence of online shopping, home delivery, free Wi-Fi, parking facilities in the vicinity of the markets and information points all over the city are some of the additional services that have helped markets to broaden their network of shoppers and browsers.
As well as the 39 food markets, we should also mention the many fairs and markets selling local produce that pop up from time to time in the squares and streets of many neighbourhoods. Here, you can find all kinds of food and drink on sale, and these markets regularly become the focus of impromptu meeting places for locals and tourists alike.
The most famous food markets in Barcelona are the Boqueria, Santa Caterina, Sant Antoni, Concepció, Ninot and Barceloneta markets.