La Boqueria, Barcelona
Barcelona is known for its beaches, its famous soccer club, and its architecture. However, La Boqueria is arguably the city's most exciting attraction, at least from a food lover's perspective. This market's roots can be traced back to the 13th century, and its design and atmosphere are, for some visitors, as attractive as what's for sale in the many market stalls. Boqueria's edibles range from fresh seafood and vegetables to artisanal foods and Catalan specialties. Some visitors are bound to get inspired and want to do more than simply eat their way around the market. Luckily, Boqueria has an onsite culinary school so that those with culinary ambitions can take some Catalan kitchen skills back home with them.