Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Spain: Impressions of Mercado de la Boqueria


This Market, only a block from our hotel on La Rambla in Barcelona, was, for me, one of the best parts of the city. There has been a market in this location since the 13th century, though the present incarnation dates from the mid-19th century and its metal roof from 1914.

There was so much I could have bought, but, alas, we were leaving soon. So I put my iPhone to use. 




Artfully piled gelatos, below


Many stands sold these fruit cups - all so colourful and irresistible








Spices



Mushrooms




Salted Fish


Shellfish





This fish vendor was getting fresh ice


 Oops, fish getting out?

Dried fruit and nuts 



Below: looks like fresh fruit/veg but is actually marzipan.