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Mercat Santa Caterina

El Born / La Ribera
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Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambo 16 Ciutat Vella, Parc, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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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... read more

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank 88Stef
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food market just a short stroll from the main tourist areas. However this market is used by the locals and very few tourists seem to find it. I would say the prices and quality are better than the market La Boqueria. Worth that 10 minute stroll to find.

Thank ye12013
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are places to eat but it is primarily a market to buy your food. More for locals than tourists. Clean and friendly but I prefer the high energy of the other markets.

Thank michael p
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved shopping for meat and fish and vegetables. Lovely fresh juices. very local facility but totally recommend as well if you are a tourist. Eat at La Torna. Vegetarian stuffed aubergine was superb as well as the pulpo a la plancha.

Thank ReadingLasses
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food market, far less commercialised than La Boqueria. Not many tourist seem to make it here, although it is only a 7 min stroll from The Arc de Triomphe. This market has been modernised in recent years and offers a clean relaxing experience there are plenty of places in and around the market that will cook some great dishes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to have lunch at the Bar Joan in the Mercat Santa Caterina. The tapas are delicious and it's quite reasonably priced.

Thank royleny
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this market cause it was said to be much nicer than the one at La Rambla but it did not convince us. I'd rather say there is nothing special in it. Just a market. Looks nice outside, you can get everything inside that should be on a market but the feeling is not there. If you wish... More 

Thank Tivadar B
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals shop here ... It's a nice market where you can taste some of the ingrediënts. And a lot sheaper than boqueria. Quiet neighbourhood with bars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great recommendation by a local...nice, fresh fruit and breads...yum! Not as crowded and crazy as the La Boqueria off La Ramblas. Nice restaurants as well...can't remember the name, but very busy!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Another good food market, not quite as lively and full-throttle as La Boqueria, but still home to some nice cafes and restaurants. Close to the cathedral and definitely worth a look. We had some of the typical tapas (sardines, roasted potatoes, et. al.) which definitely helped us continue our strolling through the old quarter.

Thank Manco T

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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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