8 Jan 2010

La Boqueria - eclectic market with its history.

The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, mostly known as La Boqueria, is a large public market in Barcelona which is an obligated must-see for all the tourists who visit this city. The first mention dates from 1217. At that time, it was a couple of tables which were installed in order to sell meat and fishes. Official recognition of market by the authorities in 1826, provoked the beginning of works on structure for this place. The inauguration finally took place in 1853 and the metal roof that still exists today was constructed in 1914. From this time, it began to modernise and improve, not only at a sanitary level, but also aesthetic and decorative. Over the years, La Boqueria has become the most emblematic market of all the network of markets in Barcelona and attracts all visitors by colours and smells.
Visiting my good friends in Barcelona last year, I couldn't miss this opportunity to drop by once again at this place and take some pics. You can see the result below:


1 comment:

  1. kolorowy zawrót głowy ;) czy toten Market przy Las Ramblas? AK