Hello everyone! Thanks for all the support so far for MyBarcelona, and I’m very excited to present to you the very first official episode – La Boqueria Market.
Starting now, we’ll be posting a short episode about one of Barcelona’s coolest sights every Sunday. You can subscribe to the channel here!
I hope you like the debut episode. I’m a little nervous to show it to you, but I think you’ll enjoy it. Thanks again for all your support! 🙂
La Boqueria is one of my all-time favorite things to do in Barcelona. Really, how could it NOT be? It’s colorful, quirky, and definitely not something you see every day. Oh, and I forgot to mention one of it’s most appealing characteristics – it’s free!
Even though it’s a major tourist attraction, La Boqueria is still a place where you can do your regular, everyday shopping, and many locals do. During my first summer in Barcelona, I actually used to live right around the corner from the Boqueria. And that meant I did almost all my food shopping here, or sometimes I just stopped in for a quick snack on the way home. There were times I looked up and couldn’t quite believe this was the Barna substitute for your local supermarket.
If you’re around La Boqueria, there are lots of other great sights to see. You could…
- Make sure you get a return trip to Barcelona with one simple sip.
- Have a drink outside in the Plaça Reial – the Royal Square.
- Check out the artsy vibe in one of Barcelona’s coolest plazas.
- Nip over to one of the other ‘Ramblas’ (yes, there’s more than one!) and take in some fantastic views of the city.
- Or, just refer to my roundup of the Best of Barcelona to decide for yourself.
What’s the coolest market you’ve ever been to? Have you ever visited La Boqueria?
Thank you very much!
Aw, brilliant! Really shouldn’t have watched that on an empty stomach 🙂
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Great job! Love La Boqueria and all the ready to eat fresh fruit! Definitely a must see spot in Barcelona!
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Thanks Dianne! The fruit is amaaazing in the Boqueria, I’m obsessed with the little smoothies they sell there.
is this happening for anyone else? I was hoping when I logged back into the blog that it would magically go away. I’m seeing extra large avatars of everyone who comments here, such that I am not able to read the entire comment. is this happening to anyone else?
not seeing the issue from another machine, must be my netbook then. you can ignore this if you like, or just delete.
I’ll check it out! The techie stuff is mostly beyond me, but I will give it a shot. 🙂 Glad to hear it’s working at least sometimes.
Congratulations Jessica, a brilliant job. Waiting for more videos.
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Thank you very much, Miguel! 😀
Hi Jessie! Great video at la Boqueria Market, the best part: you talk about Catalan and Spanish food! I liked the Panallets & Rovellons “advertisement” As usual, still a BIG FAN!
Gracias, Laura! I am a big fan of panallets haha. 🙂
Great video, just like on the Travel Channel! 🙂 Love it…keep ’em coming!
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Thanks very much, Jessica! 🙂
I love La Boqueria .. a lovely spot to remember. Gracies
Agreed, it’s such a nice place to find food.
I remember briefly walking through that market, so overwhelming! Great first video, can’t to see more!
Thanks very much! It is definitely overwhelming as it’s always so full of people.
This is my fav place in Barcelona!! Haha. When I was in Barcelona in April, I became friends with some other travellers who stayed at different hostels, and everyday, we would meet at the market entrance, and then go in to get some brunch, before starting our day haha.
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I did the same when I was in a hostel here! The food is so, so delicious there.
Bravo! Short and sweet. Glad to see you stopped by Juanito´s bar. Pinotxo is one of my favorite places to eat. I would love to see you explore more of the Catalan cuisine.
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It’s in the cards! 🙂 It’s the perfect excuse to go eat delicious things, so I’m not complaining at all.
Whenever we were on the Rambla, we piked up a picnic lunch fro the Boqueria and then bought a Coke at McDonald’s so we could sit at their tables for lunch.
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That’s a great idea! It’s a fun place to sit and people-watch, and I’d imagine it’s even better with Boqueria food instead of McDonald’s burgers!
Great video, Jessica, and a great tour of the most amazing market. Would it be ok with you if I link this video to a post on my blog about Barcelona, with due credits?
I would love that! 🙂 Thanks very much.
Wow, the market looks spectacular! I can’t wait to be in Barcelona this weekend! Thanks so much for the video, Jessica! G’day from Sydney, Australia.
Ooh Sydney! How exciting. Definitely stop by the Boqueria when you’re in Barcelona. The little juices are such a nice treat in the middle of the day.
I absolutely love La Boqueria! It was one of my favorite markets that I visited in Europe.
I really recommend Borough Market in London if you ever happen to be up that way!
Ooh thanks – I think I’m going to London in May!
I absolutely love La Boqueria! It was one of my favorite markets in Europe. I highly recommend Borough Market in London if you are ever up that way visiting!