In the past, there was a monastery called St. Joseph. Back in the 12th century, the market began as a meeting place for butchers, who sold pigs near the monastery. Only in the 19th century did the place begin to receive its status as a market where Barcelona's farmers and fishermen concentrated. In those years, the monastery was also destroyed by a popular anarchist disturbance.
If we are used to thinking of a market as a crowded, noisy, not very clean and messy place, La Boqueria Market represents the opposite - a clean and orderly market that conducts a cooking seminar and a gastronomic school.
However, the magic of the regular market is kept here. The smell of food, the crowded stalls, the abundance of products and the bustle of merchants. Here you will find tempting fruit stalls offering ready dishes of cut and washed fruits, freshly squeezed fruit juices in colored glasses, candy stands, dried fruits, fish and seafood, coffee, chocolate, wines and more. You can also see here slightly less aesthetic stalls, some with heads and legs of a pig, hanging game meat, worms for cooking, insects for eating and more.
In the market La Boqueria there are places where you can sit and have lunch, with many flavors and a variety of kitchens and cooking styles. This market has won many awards and has already been picked more than once as the best food market around the world. What do you say? Should we go tasting?