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Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina)
Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina)

Santa Caterina Market (Mercat de Santa Caterina)

Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona, Spain, 08003

The Basics

Get a taste of local Spanish cuisine and local delicacies with a visit to Santa Caterina Market, where vendors hawk everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to olive oil and ham (jamón). Come to grab a quick snack, take a seat and enjoy a drink, or take a guided food tour through the tantalizing stalls. Most tours include an informative walk through the market plus a stroll around the nearby Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic) to visit top attractions such as the Barcelona Cathedral and the Picasso Museum.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Barcelona

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The food tour was great! Our...
Big Tony, Oct 2017
Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour
The food tour was great! Our guide Aneta was very knowledgeable with the history of Spain, the food we tried, and shared some personal experiences with the sad terrorist attack that happened in the las ramblas area was touching. Highly recommended, Aneta was a joy. We both learned a lot from Aneta
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There was a mix-up on the time we...
Paula B, Dec 2017
Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour
There was a mix-up on the time we were at the meeting point at the correct time but the guide was not there. I called the tour provider and he told me the tour started at 2:00pm not 12pm although I had the voucher provided by Viator showing the 12pm time. He promptly sent a guide for us and it turned out to be a private tour which was wonderful. I would have liked to spend more time exploring the markets and less time eating/drinking but none the less it was a nice tour.
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If you are a foodie or just like...
Linda D C, May 2016
Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour
If you are a foodie or just like eating, this is the tour. A great way to end the day or start the night. One of our best tours!
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This was a wonderful small tour with...
Penny C, Apr 2016
Boqueria and Santa Caterina Markets with Food and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour
This was a wonderful small tour with just myself and my traveling companion. The guide was absolutely lovely, and very knowledgeable. It was a nice way to get my bearings in the city before I ventured off on my own.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Santa Caterina Market is a must-visit for architecture and food lovers.

  • Book a tasting tour of Barcelona and experience some of the best food the city has to offer.

  • The market is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

The market is located in the La Ribera district, a short walk from many top Barcelona attractions, such as the Picasso Museum. Take the L4 metro line to Jaume I station or bus 17, 19, 40, or 45 to Santa Caterina Market.

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When to Get There

Santa Caterina Market is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and to 8:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Get there early in the day to avoid long lines and to sample some of the freshest foods.

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Barcelona’s First Covered Market

Since its opening in 1848, the Santa Caterina Market has been a covered market. After more than 150 years, the market underwent extensive renovations, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Enric Miralles, including a brand-new roof with more than 325,000 ceramic tiles in more than 60 colors, representing the various fruits and vegetables sold inside. The original facade of the Catalan market remains to keep with tradition.

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