Mercat Santa Caterina, Barcelona

4.3
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Farmers Market · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Go shopping at this vibrant food market. Mercat Santa Caterina has been in operation since 1848 and is still very popular today. You can immediately recognize the market by its iconic bright wavy roof. Mingle with locals doing their weekly shopping and pick up some fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, and meat. Some Spanish olive oil makes a great souvenir. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop for a bite to eat at one of the tapas restaurants that open onto the market. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mercat Santa Caterina and many more Barcelona attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Barcelona trip itinerary builder.
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  • Love this Mercat, not as large as La Boqueria on la rambles but has everything you need. Colorful vegetables, great cheeses and olives and you can find a wonderful selection of jamon. Also, great...  more »
  • Don’t get me wrong much more hygienic than la Boqueria but sorry for me just didn’t have the atmosphere  more »
  • DAVID: Best meat shop. To me, probably (I dont know that many, yes) the greatest meat shop in Barcelona: superb meats, highly friendly service. Visit with a local to experience how David treats...  more »
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  • An amazing place to stop in for any type of snack or grocery. On vacation from California, enjoyed sampling a bunch of different foods. The food is fresh, the vendors are friendly, and the atmosphere is lovely. I would have liked to have tried on of the bars near the sides or the location. Very cool social atmosphere.
  • Most shops were closed on holiday. You won't find the touristy shops you get in Boqueria, they have mostly high quality produce in the shops. I bought some great spices in one of the shop. The roof is also amazing. Five stars if most shops were open!
  • A wonderful public Market with a pub with great service. Just a fine assortment of fresh foods in gorgeous arrays. Very pleasant atmosphere with cordial service.
  • Beautiful building to visit and go to one of the few tapas bars within. Note that this market is mostly for fresh produce so you won't find many 'market food stalls' here. You can grab a great fresh fruit smoothie though
  • Very nice fresh market. Makes me want to cook tonight. The seafood looks so fresh.

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