The first mention of the Boqueria market in Barcelona dates from 1217, when tables were installed near the old city gate to sell meat. From December 1470 onwards, a pig market was held at this site; at this time it was known as Mercat Bornet. Later, until 1794, it was known simply as Mercat de la Palla, or straw market. In the beginning, the market was not enclosed and had no official status, being regarded simply as an extension of the Plaça Nova market, which extended to the Plaça del Pi.
Later, the authorities decided to construct a separate market on La Rambla, housing mainly fishmongers and butchers. It was not until 1826 that the market was legally recognized, and a convention held in 1835 decided to build an official structure. Construction began on March 19, 1840 under the direction of the architect Mas Vilà. The market officially opened in the same year, but the plans for the building were modified many times. The inauguration of the structure finally took place in 1853. A new fish market opened in 1911, and the metal roof that still exists today was constructed in 1914.
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lousat (90638) 2012-12-13 4:00
Hi Daniel,i remember very well this market whit its original roof and a beautiful intererior,a very bright capture of the fruits corner,nice point of view and great details and colors!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (152178) 2012-12-13 4:08
A lovely presentation these fruits shop, I like the colors of the different fruits.
These picture is perfect taken with a excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent compositon, lovely presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
CPD66 (960) 2012-12-13 4:47
Barcelona, one of my favourite cities in Europe.
you have captured the essence of this fibrant market well. the acurate displays of produce and the colours.
well done and TFS
JFS (32459) 2012-12-13 4:50
Very intimate pic with delicious colors and very nice light. I like it a lot!
Sergiom (78505) 2012-12-13 5:23
Ils sont bien tentants ces beaux fruits frais, si bien disposés sur leur étal. La belle lumière fait bien ressortir les couleurs de l'abondance.
marabu61 (10915) 2012-12-13 6:16
I love markets, all kinds of them. This is such a spectacular and attractive display of fresh fruit here, it is mouthwatering.
Very well managed light and exposure, attractive and well saturated colors, a real eye catcher.
have a good time
gildasjan (43538) 2012-12-13 6:56
Une belle présentation de ces fruits dans cette vitrine éclairée par une lumière artificielle chaude.
Nicou (141100) 2012-12-13 7:27
quelle compo et image superbe vue de ces fruits et légume quelle belle échoppe et captage de nuit avec ces tons grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (20825) 2012-12-13 14:54
Excellent POV on this famous market with splendid colors.A nice typical photo from Barcelona!
Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (47369) 2012-12-13 15:19
bella esposizione e piacevole composizione, fresca e colorata.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-12-13 23:05
Voilà une excellente photo qui ferait une très belle affiche publicitaire pour ce marchand de fruits!
serp2000 (44037) 2012-12-13 23:24
Good postcard vertical format, excellent colors. Attractive night photo from Barcelona. I like your point of view. Nice frame.
annjackman (21895) 2012-12-13 23:31
You have photographed this remarkable market very well. I remember it being very busy. Excellent sharpness and warm colours - very inviting!
Kind Regards, Ann
emka (96408) 2012-12-13 23:56
Hi daniel, attractive composition from the fruit and vegetable market,
. They are always the most colourful and interesting. I like the framing,
. Very nice shot. Warm regards
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-12-14 4:48
Hello Daniel - This is a fine shot. I like the lighting which has flooded the fruit with warmth, this contrasts well with the dark tones at the top of the frame. very neat work too. Warm regards Rosemary
Rafer (0) 2012-12-14 11:56
Nice shot..ellegant.. great color...light!!! congratulations!!!!
lpi (4857) 2012-12-14 12:44
excellent cadrage sur ces beaux fruits, très bon shot!
macjake (67532) 2012-12-14 17:23
now this is a different subject for you!
its fun to post photo's of very unfamiliar subjects every now and then :)
what i really like, is that i can actually see a fuzzy ring around the peaches! haha
love the colors and lighting.
enjoy your day
Silvio1953 (141991) 2012-12-15 2:22
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with fantastic colors, great view of lovely market, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-12-15 5:00
very nice shot, great exposure and perfect details.
abmdsudi (53607) 2012-12-15 7:25
Super crop image of fruits on display, the warm lighting, detail in vibrant colors make this simple shot works. Well done, TFS
Cricri (118747) 2012-12-15 10:13
Bel angle de prise de l'étalage de ces fruits succulent, colorées sous des éclairages bien gérée, très belle présentation et note
fabbs99 (17135) 2012-12-15 10:59
Nice shot in the night of fruit shop.Clarity is good and presentation is excellent.Well done.Keep sharing.
claudeD (38358) 2012-12-16 0:59
Hello and good morning to Roumania Daniel,
very fine and colorful picture from Barcelona. I like the sharpness and the perfect colors of your picture. Have a nice sunday.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-08-13 20:03
Daniel, I know the market and every time I go everything is so nice that it is hard to stay away from all those fresh products..your picture is mouth watering, very natural, great colors and very inviting to jump in and buy almost everything!!