Santa Caterina Market


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Santa Caterina Market

The unique mosaic-like, wavy roof structure of the Mercat de Santa Caterina illustrates the colours of the vast number of fruit and vegetable stalls represented in the halls of this bustling market. Aside from a variety of fresh food vendors, you'll also find a few eateries.


Shopping in Barcelona offers lots of interesting browsing. Unusual shops can be found in most parts of the city, but those who want to be efficient should focus on Plaça Catalunya and the Gothic Quarter. This last one offers plenty of shopping opportunities throughout its maze of medieval streets – souvenirs, clothing, shoes, quirky shops, and everything you can think of, you will find here. For those into high-end fashion, head to Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona's version of the Champs-Élysées. Shopping malls abound around Barcelona, El Triangle and Maremagnum are the most popular ones among tourists due to their central location. The gigantic department store El Corte Inglés is located at Plaça Catalunya. Come here for the wares, but also for the people-watching.