Partial closure of iconic Barcelona market for construction works
Works on new pavement in La Boqueria to last until March, with €1.4 million invested
Barcelona's oldest market, La Boqueria, will be partially closed until the end of March as works on a new pavement are ongoing. Works will be divided into two phases to allow half of the stalls to be opened while the other half is being worked on.
Works will begin on the main aisle and another adjacent one, lasting until February 19. After that, construction will be moved to the area, the side of the market closer to the sea, which is expected to be under refurbishment between February 20 and March 26.
Stalls will have to close temporarily during the five weeks of construction. Still, authorities are studying whether they will be allowed to open before, as soon as the pavement is revamped.
The city council will invest €1.4 million to refurbish the 3,600 square meters.
La Boqueria market
Inaugurated in 1840, Boqueria is a famed market located in the emblematic La Rambla boulevard and has become a tourist hotspot over the past few years.
The site boasts dozens of stalls selling all sorts of fresh products including meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, legumes, olives, and canned food.
Opening from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8.30pm, live lobsters and other seafood, smoothies or its iconic facade with Barcelona's coat of arms are some of the tourist attractions.