Barcelona Travel Photos: La Boqueria market to tapas

by Alison Cummings

Fruit display at La Boqueria Market, Barcelona, Spain.

Amazing fruit display at La Boqueria Market. Click image to access all Barcelona Photos.

Our Barcelona, Spain travel photos features landmarks like La Rambla, La Seu, La Boqueria, Plaça de Catalunya, the Jean Miro Foundation and Frank Gehry’s Le Peix.  Admittedly, we spent a lot of time in the Barri Gotic neighorhood.

And if you are interested in food, we also took photos of some of the yummy Catalonian dishes we ate.  Sadly, we did not have a camera on us when we impulsively ducked into a tapas bar to escape the rain and enjoy an an early dinner feast.  You will have to be content with the photo of our dual menu-placemat. ;)

And the photo of our favorite treat, taken at Cavamar Tapas Bar. Eaten on the patio with a great view of the beach.  Walking along Port Olimpic, we stopped for a mid-afternoon snack of cold beer and  a bowl of  hot, sea-salty green peppers, or pimentos del padron.

We liked those tapas peppers so much, that Luc bought five seed packets when we got home!  We gave two packs to our close friends.  Unfortunately, Luc’s first crop didn’t take.  Luckily, our friends had such a huge harvest that they came over two different times with a big bag for us to share.

We then cooked up batches of grilled green peppers coated with olive oil and sea salt. And had a great time. It was like being in Spain again, sigh. One caution: These peppers are not normally hot. In fact, they are actually pretty mild.  But apparently  the peppers get hotter as they ripen.  That added a bit of fun.  Who would be the next one to pick the hot one? Gulp! But it was well worth it!

You can also read more about our dining experiences in Barcelona Spain.


We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and appreciate your feedback.


1 Self Catering Barcelona January 11, 2011 at 5:47 am

The picture from La Boquería makes my mouth water! It is a great market, but a bit on the expensive side.The Santa Caterina market in Sant Pere, just “across the road” from the Barcelona cathedral is a good option when staying in the Old Town. There´s a lot of delicious fruits, meats, fish, cheeses and oil to be found here as well. And, the Eixample neighborhood has 3-4 very decent markets too.

2 Alison January 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

Good to know for when I go back! ;) I appreciate your feedback. If you have any additional tips to offer in any of the other sections, please share. And next time, will consider the self-catering apartment option. I checked out your Web site and there are some really nice accommodations.

3 Nomadic Samuel October 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I just came back from checking out your SM photos of Barcelona and they’re absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. I recently wrote on my blog about how I’m inspired to visit Spain these days and I feel my interest level is even higher after checking out your gallery.

4 Alison December 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hi Nomadic Samuel,

Apologies for delay in response. Thanks for the feedback. We always want to include images that bring our travel experience to life.

Yes, Barcelona is a wonderful place. I hope you do visit, especially given the economics – they could use an influx of tourists.


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