La Boqueria in Barcelona – A place to photograph beautiful food

 La Boqueria in Barcelona – A place to photograph beautiful food

La Boqueria signage
La Boqueria signage



Located in the heart of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Mercat de la Boqueria is a very popular farmers market, specialty Spanish products venue and a local foodie hangout. This food haven is a catch-all to everything centered on delicious and fresh food from seasonally available fruits and vegetables, local fish, exquisite displays of beef, poultry and other meat products including finished specialty products. This institution centered on food and freshly made products is a destination worth exploring and photographing. Check out the highlights of visiting Mercat de la Boqueria below.


Visiting Mercat de la Boqueria market



La Boqueria’s glorious food stalls and displays

Entering inside the covered glass pavilion of La Boqueria, you will find colorful displays and stunning food vignettes that make you want to sample everything on site (vendors freely give samples out). There are photo opportunities walking down every aisle and you will see displays of catalan foods, produce, and local foods prepared daily. The cafes are engaging and filled with people dining on local specialties, these are great for capturing candid photographs.  Just explore around and look for some great angles, displays and engaging vendors and you will find plenty of photo opportunities to capture beautiful images.

Fish display at La Boqueria

Foodie culture

When you visit La Boqueria you can see how important food is to Catalan and daily Spanish life. Ingredients are typically purchased daily at these markets and finding quality products that are in season are always preferred. That’s one of the reasons why dining out in Barcelona ranks high in food experiences with such devotion to fresh and quality products being served.


If you love seeing some beautiful food imagery of La Boqueria take a look at the following images. Every section of the market has well presented and delicious looking food from seafood, fresh produce, meat products and locally made finished goods. If your hungry, you can find everything imaginable to take away or even eat at some of the food stalls on site.


Fish display at La Boqueria
Fish display at La Boqueria




Fish vendor cleaning fish
Fish vendor cleaning fish




Pig displays are in your face
Pig displays are in your face





Beautiful displays of crustaceans
Beautiful displays of crustaceans





Fruits locally and internationally sourced
Fruits locally and internationally sourced





Chocolate delight






Gorgeous mushroom details
Gorgeous mushroom details





Colorful regional peppers on display
Colorful regional peppers on display







La Boqueria is truly a good place to explore and capture some great farmers market and food related images.  You will be amazed at how well designed and beautiful all the displays are, and the vendors are happy when you take photos of their colorful displays. There are so many wonderful food vendors offering many local specialties, take a look at some of these delicious foods from Spain from my friend Yaras blog.(drool)



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18 Responses to La Boqueria in Barcelona – A place to photograph beautiful food

  1. wandering educators April 30, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    OH! You totally made me hungry!

  2. wandering educators April 30, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    WOW!!! i so want to go eat!

  3. Anita Mac June 17, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    Your photos are amazing…takes me right back to the afternoon I wandered through the stalls of la Boqueria. I struggled to take my photos – must be early as when I was there over Easter weekend, it was jam packed full of people. Love visiting the local markets…makes me feel like I am experiencing a part of their culture. I know a return to Barcelona will always include a return to La Boqueria for me.

    • Noel June 17, 2013 at 7:08 am #

      Hi Anita, thanks for the reply, Yes La Boqueria is so delicious to visualize and photograph, thanks for stopping by for a vist.

  4. danielwalldammit June 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    The fruitstand looks particularly delicious.

  5. Kyna May 23, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Great post! I love reading about this food perspective.

  6. Lisa Goodmurphy May 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Love the photos! I’m hoping to visit Barcelona soon and definitely want to see La Boqueria – Love the colourful displays but I may have to skip some of the animal ones!

  7. Marielle May 21, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Love the colors, too; almost like being there!

  8. Corinne May 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    What a beautiful market! We don’t have anything like that here in the suburbs where I am.

  9. Yvonne May 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Love all the colors! Though I’m always freaked out when my food is staring at me 😉

  10. Irene May 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    The boqueria is one of my favorite markets! Thanks for sharing and bring back memories~

  11. the artichoke adventures May 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Lovely market but Valencia Central Market is also amazing

  12. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas May 20, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    La Boquería is one of the best things Barcelona has to offer for me. Living in Spain, I often shop at mercados, but none with the size and scope of this one! My parents flipped over the rabbits!

    • emorata1 May 20, 2013 at 8:59 am #

      Its a perfect spot to see some amazing food and food displays done right.


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