Barcelona boasts the biggest network of municipal markets in Europe, with over 40 food markets and 6 non-food markets.
The importance of the modern market in Barcelona dates back to the 19th century when the first covered markets were built. Since then, markets have come to be thought of as vital public spaces. Each market has its own story, unique architecture, and often its own specialty.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Mercat Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina is both the oldest covered market in Barcelona and one of the most modern.