La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona, and goes through the heart of the city center. It’s a wide boulevard that connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, with the Columbus Monument and the city’s waterfront, and is about 3/4 of a mile long. It’s a very crowded and popular with not only tourists, but locals as well.

A view of La Rambla looking toward the port

The middle part of La Rambla is for use by pedestrians and is lined by trees. There are kiosks, flower stalls and street artists all up and down the street which is about. Traffic passes on either side of the pedestrian area. One of the places I visited while in La Rambla area was La Boqueria, which is also known by the name Mercat de Sant Josep (Market of Saint Joseph). It’s a large market with fresh food from all over the world, and quite a sight to see.

Mounds of fresh fruit

Everything looked so fresh!

So many things to try, so little time!

I think I'd like one of each!

Dried fruit and nuts...yum!

Have you ever seen peppers this big?

Everything is so artfully displayed!

Another pretty display!

There were so many interesting looking booths, but it was so crowded that it was hard to take pictures of all of them. There were so many other booths with everything from fresh meats and seafood, to tapas, to smoothies, candy, etc. I wish we would have had more time to spend here, because there were many delicious looking things that I wanted to try!

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2 Responses to “Polly #2 Checked out La Boqueria on La Rambla in Barcelona!”

  1. Everything is displayed so beautifully…I bet the fruit was very tempting! Did you buy anything while you were there? Also, was it expensive or reasonably priced?

  2. Unfortunately, I had just eaten lunch before going there, and didn’t buy anything. I had planned on returning the next day to eat, but ended up not having time. Oh well, I guess another trip to Barcelona may be in order! As for the prices, some of the foods seemed to be pretty expensive, but I only checked out a few items.