There is no better way to get to know a city than doing what the locals do and visiting the places where its inhabitants. go Probably one of the best options is to go to markets, where you’ll get a very close perspective on how people live, and you can also enjoy great local food and buy local products and / or souvenirs. Here’s a guide to the markets of Barcelona, which are not a few, but we will try to recommend you the most representative ones. And if you want to know how is the life of the inhabitants of the city, you can stay in one of the many apartments in Barcelona, where you can enjoy fresh food you get in the market, as they are all equipped with kitchenettes.

The Boqueria market. This is probably the most famous market in Barcelona because of its magnificent location on the famous Ramblas of Barcelona, where you can also rent an apartment. It is one of the busiest places in the city center and is always packed with locals and visitors. This market is very unique because it offers the broadest range of products of the city, many of them foreign. The closest metro station is Liceu, on  L3.

La Concepción market. This market is located in the famous district of Eixample, one of the most central markets of the city with a unique architecture. The nearest metro station is Girona, onL4.

The Santa Caterina market. The Santa Caterina market is just few steps from the Cathedral of Barcelona and was renovated a few years ago, giving it a modern and colorful look. This market is an excellent place to sample local cuisine. The nearest metro station is Jaume I, on L4.

Barceloneta market. One of the markets closer to the beach and the oldest in Barcelona, with an eminent marine character.

The Encants market. This is an outdoor market where you cannot find food, but second-hand products and deals. It is the ideal place if you need to buy something for your home and have a limited budget.

Sant Antoni market. This market is currently under renovation, so it provides its services through temporary facilities located on the Ronda de Sant Antoni. On Sundays the market offers records and secondhand books.

The Albacería market. This market located in the Gracia neighborhood and very close to the Verdi street is one of the biggest markets and with more variety of products in the city.

The Llibertat market. Also located in the Gracia district in Libertad Square, is one of the modernist markets, like that of Sant Antoni.

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