Saturday Market (and Tuesday)

Next time, i'll take the camera, these pictures don't do it justice. In November, the leaves hadn't fallen yet, the Devesa wood still green and sunlit and the first stalls were selling stacks of mint, coriander and jerusalem artichoke (freshly culled from the river banks?!). On Saturday and Tuesday mornings it transforms from this peaceful park, to a riot of jostling elbows and determined grandmas. And it's a pleasure to compete. There's enough for everyone and time too. Don't miss it. You walk from the centre of town to the edge of the wood and eventually have to make a decision....left or right along the Ter river bank. Left, those handbags look quite interesting, and the scarves....but look right and the stalls go on forever....maybe there isn't enough time after all....

River Ter

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Xurros amb xocolate...!

Every child has to try these, obviously accompanied by a responsible adult who may need to test their authenticity several times during the xurro-eating session. With or without the chocolate.Divine! Go to

Bescuit,

Joan Maragall, 13, or c/Migdia. Perfect if you want to eat supper at the normal Catalan time, as they'll keep you going for quite a few hours' shopping.

http://www.granjabescuit.com/