Thursday, May 17, 2012

{Barcelona: La Boqueria & Lunch al Fresco}

One of the first things we did upon arriving in Barcelona was walk La Rambla up to La Boqueria. It’s another very famous site in the city, and if you don’t already know, it’s a huge market. You can pretty much find anything you would ever need there, from fruits, veggies and meat to fish, cheese, wine, delicious tapas and the most incredible freshly squeezed juices. This place is a giant maze of deliciousness.

It’s not surprising that as we walked around we worked up a huge appetite. We slurped up some fresh juice and snacked on fresh pineapple we bought for €1, but we were ready for some real food after that! Jeanelle (one of my best expat friends here in Holland) used to live in Barcelona and she suggested we go to Les Quinze Nits for lunch. It’s located in a gorgeous plaza (conveniently close to La Boqueria), which made for a perfectly picturesque al fresco lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and our sangria – it was my mom’s first time drinking sangria and she really loved it! There’s always a line out the door for this restaurant, but the line moves quick and it’s worth the wait! If you’re ever in Barcelona and you’re near La Boqueria – I’d definitely recommend it!

{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}

13 comments:

  1. I went there just a few days ago! Amazing market. So busy and colorful. Loved it!

    I know Jeanelle too by the way - well from her blog but she gave me lots of good advice :)

    Girls if you read this comment, this is definitely the place to be!

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  2. Awww this brings back such a great memories, I spent so much time in that market during my short stay in Barcelona. And the juices are SO good :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. I love all of the fresh fruit, veggies & juices - something I so desperately miss in Gabon!

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  4. oh heavens. i love that fruit drink at the mercat! and now i find myself reallly wanting some sangria (:

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  5. mmm, that sangria looks amazing. i would love that right about now, and yes, it's only 8:44am.

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  6. looks delightful! I've worked up quite the appetite for some fresh fruit and sangria now

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  7. Awww... so glad you liked everything!! This makes me miss Barca like crazy! La Boqueria is such a fun place to be when you've worked up an appetite haha.

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  8. Ahh, La Boqueria. I have so many travel/food shows on my DVR that feature that place. I will go, one day!

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  9. ummm, I want to go to there! beautiful! I love all of the vibrant and delicious looking food and drink:-) xoxo

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  10. Liz- all your photos are making me crave sangria!! Come on Holland, where is the sunshine!?

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  11. hey!
    I'm glad you liked my city!
    The boquería market is beautiful, perfect spots to make a lots of photos!

    ✿✿✿letizia

    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

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