The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria , often simply referred to as La Boqueria , is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona , Catalonia , Spain and one of the city’s foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla , not far from the Liceu , Barcelona’s opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods.
Construction began on March 19, 1840 under the direction of the architect Mas Vilà . The market officially opened in the same year, but the plans for the building were modified many times. The inauguration of the structure finally took place in 1853. A new fish market opened in 1911, and the metal roof that still exists today was constructed in 1914.
The commercial supply is in abundance and varies greatly: fresh fish and seafood; salty fish; tinned food; butchery and offal; birds; game and eggs; fruits and vegetables; herbs; delicatessen; breads and pastries; restaurants; frozen items; artisan products; charcuterie; farmers’ shops; wine; and even a Greek and an Italian hand made pasta stall have joined the consortium/maelstrom that keeps La Boqueria alive. After all, the market is all about its people!
• Metro de Barcelona – Liceo (a L3 ). Barcelona Metro – Liceu (on L3 ).
• Barcelona Bus – Líneas 14, 59 y 91. Barcelona Bus – Lines 14, 59 and 91.