Saturday, October 15, 2011

La Boqueria – Mercat de St. Josep


This is an absolute must when coming to Barcelona. The biggest and freshest market in town! It’s rigt on Las Ramblas, in the middle of the sizzling pot, and houses big amounts of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, fruit juices, meat, fish – you name it. 


As soon as I got in, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful (yes beautiful!) fruit everywhere, lined up and polished as if it was an art-exhibition instead of a simple market. There are so much exotic fruits that I’ve never even seen before. (Makes you realize how sad the fruit counters in Norway are...) 

 
Then there are counters for all sorts of delicious nuts, fresh fruit juices, and small tapas restaurants in between the counters that give away delicious scents of garlic and seafood.
In the far back you find all sorts of fresh fish and meat. I feel confident to say that you can get basically whatever you want if it’s a part of an animal or some kind of fish/shellfish/seafood you're after… I have hereby seen more animal parts than ever before. Whole small pigs, pig-legs and snouts (…), sheep-heads, bull-balls, tails and tougue (!), brains… stomach… Uff I feel nauseous just writing about it so I think I’ll stop...

Word says that restaurants buy their stuff from this market, so despite the location, this is not all for the tourists. And if we count out the unpleasant animal-parts it really was a great visit! 
I will save the images of the animal parts for your imagination, but take a peak on some of the good bits! 





3 comments:

  1. Det var virkelig et fantastisk marked! Og frukten så virkelig nydelig ut. Og det beste med frukten her i "Syden" er at den smaker like fantastisk som den ser ut.

    Det er helt sant at man blir klar over hvor dårlig det står til med fruktdiskene i Norge når man ser hva de varter opp med i utlandet. Riktignok har mye av den frukten som selges i Norge lang vei frem til fruktdisken, men likevel...

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  2. Fantastisk marked med herlig stemning. Har nettopp vært der også.

    Flotte bilder du klarte å kniose.

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  3. Foreigner- Ja du har så rett. Det er en fantastisk futt over frukt og grønt her, sprøtt og saftig og fullt av smak.
    Og så er grønnsakene flere ganger så store som i Norge. Skjønner jo at det er lang reisevei opp dit, men...

    Tove- ja kommer helt klart til å ta turen innom her igjen!

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