The local market is a centuries-long tradition and the lifeblood of communities around Barcelona. Year-round markets in each neighbourhood ensure that you never lack the opportunity to purchase fresh produce from local vendors. But the king of all Barcelona markets is the annual Mercat de Mercats, a collaborative effort between the Ajuntament de Barcelona, l’Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona and Grup GSR, to bring together representatives from the city’s top markets and local establishments. The market features two outdoor areas—stalls where vendors from the various city markets gather to showcase their products and a designated tapas tasting area where Barcelona’s premier hotels and restaurants prepare one innovative dish each. The market also has two indoor areas—a Tasting Room and a Gastronomical Room—that host food and beverage tasting sessions and culinary workshops. This year’s lineup features everything from Peruvian food and vermouth tastings to workshops on chocolate and cooking for celiacs.