Strolling through La Rambla: Mercat de la Boqueria and Placa Reial

La Rambla is one of those Barcelona experiences that no one can avoid. It might be that you stumbled upon it cause your search for a good place to eat is nearby. Or like us, you had everyone you know who’s ever been to La Rambla tell you that you can’t miss it. And they were right. The energy, the people, the entire part of La Rambla makes it a fun place to wander, shop, and enjoy little treats – especially if you make your way to the market.

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If there’s one particular attraction at La Rambla that you definitely can’t miss, it’s the Mercat de la Boqueria. This amazing market is filled with restaurants, fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, smoked meats, cheese, fresh fruit juices, chocolates, candies, and tapas bars. We were rather disappointed that Pinotxo Bar was closed for August but we were still able to enjoy the other fine snacks and tapas that the market had to offer. One of which – El Quim – you can read more about in my all-in-one food post for Barcelona here (coming soon!)

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Another place that must be visited is Placa Reial. The 19th century neoclassical buildings that make up this square is a wonderful little retreat and escape from the busy La Rambla. It’s the perfect place to grab an outdoor table and enjoy some food.

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