These days Barcelona brings out its gastronomic sense to the streets for the 6th edition of the fair «Mercat de Mercats» (Markets of Markets). From 23 to October 25 Plaza de la Catedral de Barcelona will be filled with flavors and colors of the world to raise awareness of the variety of products that are part of the Mediterranean diet.
This edition is plenty of new things such as: the «Guest Country» initiative with the Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, the «star product», the «Artists Market» or the tasting Europe-America area. A program full of activities with Gastronomic Workshops, chefs’ demonstrations, talks and above all, good product to buy and taste.
Barcelona has always been a model in terms of the extensive network of markets that form the neighbourhoods of the city. You can’t miss some of the most emblematic.
It is the temple of markets and therefore one of the most visited sites in Barcelona. It is located in a former convent but the current building dates from the XIX century. Wander through the streets that form the shops can sometimes seem a bit cumbersome because of the large influx of visitants. But it’s worth to relax, and be carried along with the scents and colours that leave behind more than the 250 stalls. If you find a place, do not hesitate to make a “tapa” on one of the bars of the market.
Sant Antoni Market
Located on the edge of the Raval and the Eixample neighborhoods, Sant Antoni market is one of the highlights in Barcelona for its activity on Sundays. Just around the landmark building there is an alternative market ideal for books lovers, comics, coins, stamps and vinyl. A place of exchange that gradually has become a flea market where we can find even clothing.
Currently it is rehabilitated and is expected to be fully open by 2016.
Designed to be looked from the air, the Santa Caterina market transports you to a garden of colors and undulating forms. Its roof hides a wonderful restaurant called «Cuines Santa Caterina». With natural products you can taste dishes from around the world through a practical, surprising, and delicious menu.