Spain has a vast market culture, from San Miguel and San Anton in Madrid to La Boqueria in Barcelona, an extensive variety of products can be exhibited and sold in these remarkable places. Also, they serve as touristic destinations of gastronomic delicatessen to spoil your refined taste.
Let´s have a glimpse of their history, but this time we´ll only mention the city of Barcelona. The first market took place in the now known area of Portal del Angel, little stands and stores were growing and expanding to other areas of the city located in strategic points. This step was determinant in the economic growth of the city.
Later on, these markets kept evolving to the ones we are able to enjoy nowadays and even the architecture concept changed, from ancient open areas to big closed spaces with modern constructions. This evolution gave the opportunity to export this model to other countries and became Barcelona as a role model of this type of business internationally.
I leave you a few names so you can found them easily:
Mercat del Ninot
Mercat de la Concepcion
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Mercat de Sagrada Familia
Mercat de la Boqueria
This last one doesn’t have food like the supermarket, but it does have restaurants.
I hope you find a nice market near your place so you can embrace the greatness and the quality of it´s products.
See you in my next post!