20 Nov 2004 - Barcelona, Spain
Yet another Barcelona trip and the chance for some November sun. The focus this time is on the market on the Ramblas which is huge, colourful and well stocked with many varieties of food.
Barcelona - Mercat de la Boqueria I
The Mercat de la Boqueria is a bustling covered food market about half way down the Ramblas is a place that sells all manner of fruits and veg but comes into its own for its particular cuts of meat (none of which are photographed from this trip). Fish and shell fish is a big seller here and some stalls sell freshly cooked fish which are delicious!
The fruit stalls such as this provide fresh juice and smoothie drinks for a healthy refresher.
Barcelona - Mercat de la Boqueria II
They don't get much fresher than this...live crawling crustaceans ready for the pot! Note the elastic bands around their claws to protect the straying fingers of careless shoppers,
Barcelona - Mercat de la Boqueria III
One of the entrances to the market is from the Rambla de Sant Josep.