Abra la Boca: A Visit to Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

25 Jul
 The past 10 days in Barcelona have been incredibly memorable. This beachside city hosts numerous outstanding restaurants, quaint boutiques, and distinctive architecture. On Saturday, my family and I visited the famed Boqueria Market.
Located on the bustling street of La Rambla, the Boqueria remains Barcelona’s largest, most eclectic marketplace. Street-goers hustle in and out of the vast warehouse, seeking only the freshest ingredients from the Boqueria’s various stalls.
I wandered aimlessly through the aisles, marveling at the building’s sheer vastness and its seemingly endless supply of products.

For breakfast, I dined at the Boqueria’s acclaimed Pinotxo Bar. Foodies from around the world flock to this hole-in-the-wall joint, enjoying simple Spanish cuisine of high-quality ingredients. I indulged in one of the bar’s signature treats: the xiuxo (pronounced chucho). The pastry’s flaky, sugar-crusted exterior and its light, custardy interior provide the ideal flavor balance.

In many ways, the Boqueria reflects Barcelona as a whole. With its contagious energy and creative distinctiveness, the widespread marketplace represents the cultural and artistic diversity that defines this vibrant city.

9 Responses to “Abra la Boca: A Visit to Barcelona’s Boqueria Market”

  1. Sara July 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    ahhh such a pretty colorful vibrant market. the xiuxo loooks tantalizizingngnggg!!! can't wait to here about the tripp

  2. akiko hiramatsu July 28, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    This would be our very bright and beautiful pictures!I will watch this country go to.Watermelon looks delicious.XD

  3. Olga July 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    A feat for the eyes. What an amazing market. Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it.

  4. M.E August 1, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    Thanks for your comment!so colorful pics :)http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

  5. Sara August 1, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Omg this looks amazing, I so wish I could do my shopping in these market, I’m drooling all over the screen, the fruits look especially yummy. Your blog is lovely and I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  6. angelina wong August 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Wow really nice pics! thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. 🙂 you have a beautiful blog too! I'm following 🙂 hope you follow back 😀

  7. Jen August 3, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Love Barcelona, the market and your pictures! Makes me want to go back now :)http://redsolesandredwine.com

  8. Lizzy August 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your blog too, the pictures are bursting with so many colors 😀 so pretty not to mention yummy 😛 Your blog made me hungry ;DD yum yum! I'm following you now 🙂 my mom would definitely enjoy reading your blog, she loves reading cooking blogs!follow me! :)xoxolizzy

  9. Liz B. August 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Love this! I was just in Barccelona a few months ago and I spent a lot of time in this market. The fresh fruit was amazing and so were the fruit shaped marzipan candies! But I must say the meat displayed in the windows kind of freaked me out! This is a wonderful post and it looked like you had a wonderful time!~bumbling bee

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