Wednesday, November 16, 2011

La Boqueria Market

La Boqueria Market, in Barcelona, is a paradise for the senses, a gastronomical temple, a place that congregates all the phases in the food-chain. 




The market as it is known today, has been through many phases of life. The origins of this market are unknown, however what is certain is that it was founded as a travelling market, in the Ramblas of Barcelona. The market is located in the centre of the city, on La Rambla pedestrian lane, attracting countless passers-by and local inhabitants. 



The present salesmen are mostly of the third and forth generation of salesmen of the market. They are the link between the past and the present.



The commercial supply is in abundance and varies greatly: fresh fish and sea food, salty fish, tinned food, butchery and offal, birds, game and eggs, herbs, delicatessen, breads and pastries, restaurants, frozen items, artisan products, charcuterie, farms' shops, wine and even a Greek and an Italian hand made pasta stall have joined the consortium that keeps La Boqueria alive. 



It has won various prises, which include the prize for the best market in the world, awarded by the World Markets Congress held in 2005 in Washington DC. 

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