The Markets, the Source of our Gastronomy

Markets show the essence of the character of a town and its people. Strolling amongst the stalls, making our purchases and chatting with traders gives us a glimpse of Catalan gastronomy through the experts’ eyes.

A real gastronomic culture is based on fresh products. Markets may be considered traditional food distribution points, but they are much more than that, they are also meeting and exchange points for the entire community. Here are some markets you won’t want to miss:



The Boqueria Market

Located on the Rambla, it was the first municipal market, inaugurated in 1840.

Open: From Monday to Saturday


Mercat del Ninot

In 2015, a major remodelling of the market was completed, equipping it with modern facilities and tasting bars.

Open: From Monday to Saturday


Sant Antoni Market

Inaugurated in 1882 and reopened to the public in 2018, after a few years of being completely renovated, it offers one of the richest and most diverse ranges of fresh food in the city.

Open: From Monday to Saturday


Santa Caterina Market

Remodelled in 2005 by the team of architects, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, its wavy-shaped, colourful roof can now be seen from the terraces of the Gothic Quarter.

Open: From Monday to Saturday

Santa Caterina Market / Lluís Carro

Santa Caterina Market / Lluís Carro


City Centre Market (Vilanova i la Geltrú)

Offering a good supply of high-quality fish and seafood.

Open: From Monday to Saturday


Granollers Market

The formation of this medieval town was the result of the market’s function. It is documented in the 11th century and has been held without interruption down to the present day.

Open: Thursdays


Vilafranca del Penedès Market

A photograph from the beginning of the 20th century shows melon and watermelon traders from the region gathered together in the Plaça Jaume I. The Saturday market currently has 230 stalls and is located in the city centre.

Open: Saturdays



Torroella de Montgrí Market

Offering a very wide range of products, particularly in the summer.

Open: Mondays


Sant Feliu de Guíxols Market

More than one hundred market traders put up their stalls along the seafront.

Open: Sundays


Palafrugell Market

Next to Plaça Nova, near the church, we can find this daily market selling all kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Open: Tuesday to Saturday


Girona Market

With more than 70 years of history and covering a space of over 1,700 m2, the market building is located in the Plaça del Lleó. It is noteworthy for the quality of its fresh products such as meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.

Open: From Monday to Saturday

Palafrugell Market / Lluís Català

Palafrugell Market / Lluís Català


Reus Market

Located in front of the old Sant Joan Hospital, it is made up of around 130 stalls.

Open: Mondays and Saturdays


Tarragona Market

The Rambla Nova is filled with stalls and the cries of the market traders.

Open: Tuesdays and Thursdays


Valls Market

Next to the vegetable market, there is an antiques market held on Saturdays.

Open: Wednesday and Saturday


Bonavista Market (Tarragona)

This is the largest market in the region; it is located to the west of the city in the neighbourhood bearing the same name. Fresh food and all kinds of products are sold there.

Open: Sundays


Hospitalet de l’Infant Market

Located on the seafront, it has all the flavour of traditional markets.

Open: Sundays

Marché de Tarragone / Marc Castellet

Fresh fish / Marc Castellet


Vic Market

It is one of the most beautiful markets in Catalonia. This same location has hosted the market since the 9th century. You can find stalls with local products, flowers, hand-crafted articles and birds.

Open: Tuesdays and Saturdays



Solsona Market

This weekly market is held in Plaça Major, Plaça del Bisbe and Plaça de la Catedral. A larger market is held on Fridays, extending through the area of the castle entranceway and along the entire promenade.

Open: Tuesdays and Fridays


Seu d’Urgell Market

This market is held outdoors, on the streets of the city’s old quarter.

Open: Tuesdays and Saturdays


Sort Market

It hosts all kinds of stalls, including both clothing and food.

Open: Tuesdays


Puigcerdà Market

It is known for the large offer of local products and for being a meeting point for the residents of La Cerdanya.

Open: Sundays


Tremp Market

Fruit and vegetables, as well as clothing, footwear and agricultural products.

Open: Mondays


Olot Market

With more than 170 stalls on Passeig Miquel Blay, Plaça de Jaume Balmes and the adjacent streets, it is the centre of commercial life throughout the region.

Open: Mondays



Tortosa Market

The building was constructed by Joan Torras, known as the “Catalan Eiffel”, next to the river Ebro, between 1884 and 1887.

Open: From Monday to Saturday

Marché de Tortosa / Achim Meurer

Tortosa Market / Achim Meurer


Balaguer Market

The market has more than 130 stalls and 800 years of history.

Open: Saturdays