Barcelona Market Week: Barceloneta, shopping with your toes touching the sandy beaches.

Jun 2, 2011 | Barcelona Guide

Barceloneta has a bayside breeziness, and a rich selection of the best in market food.

If you are staying in a Barcelona apartments rental in Barceloneta, or even just going for a stroll through the area, you can pop in and check out the fresh and healthy selection of food in Barcelona available at the Barceloneta market.

You will be amazed by all the different types of fish and shell food the Barceloneta market offers you. Get a bite of local delight food “angulas”, it is a species of mini-fish that are caught in tons. Of course not to forget the famous “gambas de Palamos”, big red shrimps that are caught in the north of Catalonia at about 1,5 hours drive from Barcelona. These shrimps are taken in by boat directly at at the “lonja” of Barceloneta at 6 pm, after having been on sea since 5 am.

The “Lonja” is where all the fishermen and market holders come together and the buying and selling takes place. So, for all you staying in rental apartments in Barcelona: why not check it out on a cloudy day? You will find the “lonja” close to the Maremagnum.

More in-depth information on the Barceloneta market, you will find in our market section of the city guide.

Tomorrow featured: the Barcelona market of Santa Caterina