2Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria
If you think Las Ramblas is a tad too touristy for your tastes, then check out the Boqueria Market. Launched in 1840, this is Barcelona’s first real local market. It is reputed to be a true “foodie heaven.”
In fact, the first food vendors to ply their wares here harken back to the 1200s. They sold meat on the street. The current incarnation was constructed several years ago following the closing of the Saint Joseph’s convent and was named after the convent.