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Isaac

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Barcelona's La Boqueria (Fruit & Vegetable Market) : The Boqueria Market was born as a travelling market.  It was placed in the Ramblas of Barcelona. La Rambla acquired growing importance as a pedestrian lane, and the market was set in the best place to attract the large numbers of passers-by and local inhabitants.  It began in the 1700s as an open air market providing a place for local farmers to sell their produce.

In 1914 the market with the metal roof was inaugurated. From there, it began to modernise and to improve, not only at a sanitary level, but also aesthetic, and decorative. Over the years, La Boqueria has become the most emblematic market of all the network of markets in Barcelona. The structure, the situation, and the salesmen turn it into an obligated must-see for all the tourists who visit our city. This market has for the people of Barcelona, the suggestion of strong family memories. It's entwined with the city's history, of all our families, their popular traditions and celebrations. The present salesmen are mostly, of the third and fourth generation of salesmen of the market. They are the union of the past with the present. Innovators, full of projects and renovation ideas for La Boqueria: for the new Barcelona. The commercial supply is in abundance and varies greatly: fresh fish and seafood; salty fish; tinned food; butchery and offal; birds; game and eggs; fruits and vegetables; herbs; delicatessen; breads and pastries; restaurants; frozen items; artisan products; charcuterie; farmers' shops; wine; and even a Greek and an Italian hand made pasta stall have joined the consortium/maelstrom that keeps La Boqueria alive. After all, the market is all about its people! 
from http://www.boqueria.info/Eng/index.php

Barcelona's La Boqueria (Fruit & Vege...

Wayne Wendel

The Boqueria Market was born as a travelling market. It was placed in ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 5:22pm PST

Barcelona's Las Ramblas : La Rambla, Barcelona's pedestrian mall, begins at the Placa Catalunya and extends 1.2 km to the statue of Christopher Columbus at the Port Vell.  It is Barcelona's most famous and popular street with tourists and local alike. It divides the Raval area on the west and the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) on the east.  There may be no better place in Spain to indulge in the Spanish ritual of the paseo, the stroll, than on this spacious pedestrian walk-way.  La Rambla is lined with cafes, flower shops, artists, hustlers, souviner shops, and the famous "human statues" that come to life when a coin is dropped into their pot.  It is a people-watcher and photographers delight.

Barcelona's Las Ramblas

Wayne Wendel

La Rambla, Barcelona's pedestrian mall, begins at the Placa Catalunya ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2011 5:20pm PST

Madrid , Spain :

Madrid , Spain

jamesmdo

Updated: Jul 03, 2011 1:34pm PST

Andulucia, Spain :

Andulucia, Spain

coryoverstreet

Updated: Apr 25, 2011 7:19pm PST

Lanzarote , Spain :

Lanzarote , Spain

jamesmdo

Updated: Apr 24, 2011 12:55pm PST

Vacaciones por Joshua :

Vacaciones por Joshua

JoshuaBundy

Updated: Feb 28, 2011 8:10am PST

Montserrat:  Monestary & Basilica : Because of the general strike in Spain, our flight was delayed for  four days which gave us time to explore more around Barcelona.  Located about an hour from Barcelona by train is Spain's holiest place, the Monestary of Montserrat which means "serrated mountain".  The monestary sits about 4000 feet above sea level on a mountain.  Montserrat is first mentioned in the 9th century history of Spain.  It was enlarged in the 11th century, attacked by the French and destroyed in 1811, rebuilt and repopulated by 1844 and since has become a becon of Catalan culture.  The Monestary can be reached by ariel cable car, rail tram or car.  We took a train from Barcelona, traveled west about an hour and arrived at the "Aeri" and took the cable car up to the Monestary.

Montserrat: Monestary & Basilica

Wayne Wendel

Because of the general strike in Spain, our flight was delayed for fo ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2011 12:02pm PST