Barcelona Markets

April 21, 2010 We happened upon a small market and cafe in a sunny courtyard so rested our feet and refueled with espressos at an outdoor table where a Spanish singer guitarist serenaded ...

... and an old woman shelled fava beans while locals inspected the produce.

I had marked the Bouqueria Market as a must see and it is a definite highlight of Barcelona. We planned to wander and snack our way through the market, but had our fill at the first stop: Organic Market.

We ordered sangria (when in Spain!) and three dishes: falafel, a queso fresco crepe and another crepe, not realizing that each would come with curry grain salad, a wedge of baked potato, couscous, pasta salad, green salad, hummus, and roasted jalapenos. DELICIOUS!

We found a seat at Kit Kat Cafe across the alley where we ordered more espresso and our server quickly warned Lloyd to remove his camera from the table top lest it be stolen. As luck had it, Kit Kat is next to a store that sells bellydance outfits. I bought a harem pant and top set and a coin belt for 11 euros! That's cheap, cheap, cheap.

Back in Bouqueria Market: a stall just for eggs, ...

... one of several spice kiosks, ...

... an olive vendor, ...

... chilies and nuts galore, ...

... and fruit in solids and liquids.

Of course there are other items typical to European markets: hooves, cow stomachs, whole piglets and the like. My pics are just a sampling of the huge market.

-P