It is a bit ironic to me that after spending my childhood dreading the monthly visits to my home town’s municipal market, now I am in love with most of the ones I come across. And while visiting La Boqueria in Barcelona with my daughter, I felt for a moment like my 8 year old self…
It was around noon and the place was packed and I must admit it was a bit overwhelming. I could see the look of “let’s leave, mommy” on my daughter’s face but I insisted she should be a little more patient until we got to the back of the market, since it would have less people and we could find something to eat.
After passing by several stalls selling fresh fruit cups and fruit juices for really good prices, we saw a few other stalls selling pintxos, which is something I really wanted to try. We had fried calamari and some sort of salmon croquettes, and of course fruit juice and fruit cups. Sounds very ordinary, but it was quite the experience and both mother and daughter had a blast (so much so that she asked me to write about Barcelona in my next post).
I think the visit to La Boqueria is only one of the many great moments we had in Barcelona. Of course our trip wasn’t really complete because my husband had already flown back to Canada by the time we reached Barcelona, but it made for some mother-daughter bonding and allowed us to visit Barcelona (and Spain) for the first time. And I must say: we fell in love with this amazing city and we will be back!