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Barcelona-Boqueria Market

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Boqueria Market is not a normal market as in your town, it’s a historical market in Barcelona. Like i mention before, the market located in La Rambla street which internationally known due to its fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood, tapas bars ( famous dish in Spain), and others. The foundation began in 1217, when tables were installed near the old city gate just to sell meat and from December 1470 onwards, a pig market was held at this place which at this time it was known as Mercat Bornet. Then later in 1794 it’s simply known as Mercat de la Palla or Straw Market. At the beginning, the market was not enclosed and did not have an official statute, until later, the authorities decided to construct a separate market on La Rambla, housing mainly fishmongers and butchers. It is not until 1826 that the market is legally recognized and a convention held in 1835 decides construction of an official place, which began on March 19, 1840 under the direction of architect Mas Vilà. The market officially opened the same year, but the plans for the building were modified many times. In 1911, the new fish market was opened and, in 1914, the metal roof that still exists today was constructed.

As my personal experience, this was the first time i saw people selling pig legs and they are really expensive! about 100 Euros per legs. About the fruits and vegetables, you see the pictures above and judge it yourself how fresh they are.

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  1. smart siot series nih. tapi tomaten tu macam out of focus skit kan? rajin plak ko carik themes gini tengah travel. kalau aku, aku amik gambar orang jer. haha.


    February 18, 2010 at 1:12 am

  2. thanks abe…haah..tomaten 2 mmg out of focus sket…tangan ketak kot sbb the whole pic out.hahahaha…

    hahahaha…main singgah je sbb dah xtau nk pg mane malam market 2 cm menarik perhatian jek pintu gerbang die…masuk2 je…mmg puas ati r..hahahaha


    February 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

  3. Dem yu. Lagi syok dari pasar kelate.


    February 18, 2010 at 11:53 am

  4. hahaha….boleh la…pasar kelate terbaek di asia 2…hehehehehe……


    February 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm

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