It has an iron roof made of 5 identical sheets with open arches, built by a company called La Maquinista Terrestre y Marítima. The main entrance is topped with a modernist arch from 1913 by architect A de Falguera: it is an iron portal decorated with blue and yellow glass panels. It is built upon two bases decorated with mosaics in a Gaudí-esque style.
El Mercat de la Boqueria is the largest in Spain and once of the most emblematic of Barcelona. Construction work started in 1840, and it was not finished until 1914; it is a detached building off the Ramblas, with a total surface space of 7089m2 and a commercial area of 2583m2.
Down the years La Boqueria has become the most famous market in the city. Its structure, its positions, and the market holders have made it a must see for all tourists.
The market is a huge draw for natives too; it is firmly tied to the history of the city, to its families, its traditions, and its fiestas. It is the largest market in Spain. Most of the current stall-holders are the third or fourth generation of their family to have a stall there, linking the past to the present. Innovative, full of projects, ideas, and renovation as part of the new Barcelona.
There is lots of variety on offer: fresh fish and seafood, salted and preserved fish, meat, poultry, game, eggs, fruit, vegetables, herbs, beans, cereals, bread, frozen foods, specialities, sausages, farmers' stalls, etc.
Monday to Saturday: from 06:30am to 08:30pm
C/ Rambla, 91, 08002 Barcelona.
L3 station Liceu, walk down the Rambla and you will find the market in the right hand side.