One of the great delights of Barcelona is the markets. If you are up for a sensory overload, and you like your food, you´re going to love this city.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, sausages, cheeses and meats- don´t be shy if you don´t speak the lingo. Just wade in and point at what you want!

To escape the tourists and head for where the locals head, go for the Mercat de Sant Antoni (Ronda Sant Pau/Carrer Comte d´Urgell). It´s pretty close to the flat, and you´ll find some real treats here.

Of course, the famous Barcelona market is the Mercat de la Boqueria, off Las Ramblas in the Old Town. It´s pretty touristy, but well worth a visit. Just watch your bags and pockets around this end of town! Like any big city, this is where all the tourists head- so this is where all the light fingered people head too.

Other great alternatives are the Mercat del Ninit (Carrer Mallorca 157- again pretty close to the flat)- good ham and tapas joints, and the Mercat de Santa Caterina (Avinguda de Francesc Cambó 16). It´s got a stunning wavy roof and lots of goodies for sale, as well as restaurants, cafés and bars. 

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