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To discover the soul of the Barcelonans, it’s best to eat one’s way through Barcelona. From farmhouse cheese to molecular gastronomy, the versatile flavours of Catalonian cuisine tell the turbulent story of the region. The Visigoths, the Moors and the French have all occupied this fertile area on the Mediterranean Sea over the past centuries, and they have all left their mark as the tastes in Barcelona’s markets make clear.
The city has more than 40 markets, serving a very choosy clientele. Whole families come out to inspect freshly caught cod or haggle over some delicious jamón ibérico. The Catalonians get their inspiration from sun-ripened tomatoes, sheep’s cheese and chorizo, and recipes are passed from person to person. A walk through the markets of Barcelona will definitely tempt you to try one of the delicacies. Bon profit!