Sant Josep Market, better known as "La Boqueria", is in the heart of La Rambla Avenue. It is Barcelona's most famous and picturesque market. This emblematic spot in the city, in what was once the patio of Sant Josep Church, was inaugurated in 1836. Initially the market was open-air, with travelling sellers' and farmers' stalls, selling their goods directly to the public. It was eventually covered and made into an indoor market in 1914.