In an earlier post about #MyVuelingCity‘s blogger exchange program, organized by Vueling and ScannerFM, I explained that one of the goals was for bloggers to see and experience some of the best, most authentic aspects of the cities they visited. In Barcelona, La Boqueria market is definitely a must-see, authentic experience.
El Bulli chef Ferran Adrià calls La Boqueria
“a gastronomic temple, a place that congregates all the phases in the food chain, from the producers, harvesters, butchers and fishmongers who provide the food, to the individual and professional clients who wander through this magnificent, characteristic maze of traders in charge of the market stalls.”
La Boqueria is also a bonafide tourist attraction,and there were plenty of people taking photos inside and outside of the market, myself included. Most vendors happily posed or moved aside as I took pictures of their beautiful arranged stalls and products, and some even kindly offered samples. The locals, however, pay no attention to the camera wielding tourists, and push past us pulling their shopping bags as they continue to shop, greet each other and eat a meal or have a drink like they always have. I’d say that’s pretty authentic.
Note: My participation in the #MyVuelingCity blogger exchange was sponsored by My Vueling City and ScannerFM.