La Boqueria is THE market to visit in Barcelona off Las Ramblas. A little of everything here, and all of it is colorful (yeah, expensive, too, but fun!) Smoothies and fruit concoctions are popular. Locals must find the influx of tourists an annoyance!
A carniceria featuring Iberian ham…their piggies roam wild and feed on acorns.
In the 1970’s I always saw piggies laid out in the windows of carnicerias, or hanging to cure (I guess) in the butcher shops of Spain. I suppose times are changing…I did not see any of that this time, but did catch a glimpse of game fowl and bunnies in la Boqueria.
Fruterias and verdulerias–artistic in their own way.
OK…this is not a pretty sight to American eyes, but is very typical fare for a Spanish carniceria. Liver, sheep head, cow tongue…I’m sure my grandmother would not have blinked an eye at this in her day, but you surely don’t see it in America often.