Mercat de la Boqueria

Today we visited an amazing market. La Boqueria is a giant open-air market with tons of interesting stands. They had everything from fruit stands to meat vendors to tapas bars. It is famous and pretty touristy. It was very crowded. I overheard just about every language imaginable…

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The entrance to La Boqueria

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Look at all those people!

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(left) Chocolates! (right) One of the fish stands. I did not get a photo of the large sacks of snails or the giant bat rays…

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This was at the Latin American booth. These were labeled “burritos.” HA!

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Mmmm…juice!

Most of the fruit stands also had fresh squeezed juice. It was very difficult to choose which juice to get, but we ended up sharing a mango-coconut juice. It was delicioso! We chose this stand because the juices were labelled with pictures… 🙂

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(left) various empanadas (middle) gelato – note the avocado one!

(right) “The oldest nougat in Catalonia since 1775” – they’re really into nougat here…

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One of the candy stands. We chose not to buy candy here because we saw kids reaching right into the containers…

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Lastly, we have one of the more interesting meat stands. Here you can see tripe and sheep heads.

 

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