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Mercat Santa Caterina

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Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambo 16 Ciutat Vella, Parc, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 933 19 57 40
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USD 24.03*
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Barcelona Gourmet Food and Santa Caterina Market Walking Tour
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Barcelona 4-Hour Food Markets and Tapas Walking Tour
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Cook and Taste Local Food in Barcelona

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Very good market place in the citycenter, where you have perfect selection of the food to buy (eg approx. 30 kinds of tomatoes at one booth), or you can get short refreshment, or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Janoo0601
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good market place in the citycenter, where you have perfect selection of the food to buy (eg approx. 30 kinds of tomatoes at one booth), or you can get short refreshment, or just seat and talk with the friends. Very nicely refurbished.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice market but the best part was the restaurant attached to it. Great seafood. Very fresh. But quite popular with local and they dont take reservation. So maybe go a bit early. Thinh Spanish have late lunch so very crowded.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me, this was the highlight of my trip to Barcelona. So colourful and so fresh. I took more photos here than the gothic quarter. The seafood, the tomatoes, the mushrooms and the fresh spices. I was in heaven. I actually got told off by a vendor for leaning over the mushrooms to take a photo. The man was passionate... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through here as part of a food tour. Go to see the beautiful displays of produce, meats and fish. Well lit and very nice. There are also stall that sell prepared foods and a full bar.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from La Rambla and quite popular with the locals. It is worth the visit especially if you want to purchase fruits and pastries.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boqueria is spectacular for sure. But perpetually crowed. And a tad overpriced. Not too far away across the plaza in front of the cathedral, is Mercat Sanata Caterina. This smaller market with the wavy tile roof is here to sell food, and the mission is accomplished exceedingly well. If you have accommodation with cooking facilities, please go here and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked this much better than the one on the Rambla as this is less crowded, much more clean and everything looked more fresh...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All ingredients used in this design restaurant are super fresh as they come straight from the market next door. It's normally packed and the do not accept reservations, so it's first come first served. You could get a private table for your group or be seated at one of the long communal tables, but both arrangements are comfortable and you... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most first time visitors will visit Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, but if possible try to take in this small local market Mercat Santa Caterina in the Sant Pere district. Much smaller in size than the Boqueria but very few tourists. The locals use this market regularly. The range and quality of food on display is great and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Whilst Boqueria is a seething mass of tourists and has all the fancy hype, this market has all the wonderful fresh food and some great eateries without the pushing and shoving. The prices are much better and the locals shop here. OK the displays are not as fancy but at least you can buy and eat in a friendly environment.... More 

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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