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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

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Address: Praza de Abastos | Torre Central Baixo, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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What a market.

Not the biggest but one of the finest markets in Spain. The quality of ingredients is easy to see as is the cleanliness and accessibility of the place. Its really a market that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Not the biggest but one of the finest markets in Spain. The quality of ingredients is easy to see as is the cleanliness and accessibility of the place. Its really a market that intends to cater to modern needs as well as keep in touch with tradition. Saturdays are when local people come to sell their produce from surrounding farms.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A visit to the market on a Saturday morning is a wonderful experience. This is where locals come to shop and you can see why-fresh produce at great prices and a wide range of selection from great fruit and veg to the best seafood and meats.A must see!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived the market was shutting down but the octopus stall was still open and for 8 euros I had a small plate of delicious fresh spiced boiled octopus while sitting in the sun on the steps. Accompany that with a glass of white wine from the stall along the outside street of the market in the sun with... More 

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Muscatine, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the outdoor Mercado twice during our visit to Santiago and were not disappointed. There are several souvenir shops, which had decent prices, but the real draw were the fruit & vegetable stands, olive oil and seafood/fresh meat stands! The fruits and vegetables were large and very fresh! We have never seen so many different types of seafood as... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Every city I look for the main markets. These ones were smaller perhaps reflecting the season and and size of the city. However it was fun and stroll up and down the stall. The seafood stalls were most intriguing. Some of the items on display I have never seen before. Bought some delicious ham and bread and had a lovely... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Some great, honest stall holders here and wonderful food but prices are often inflated after weighing when you're not a local.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Unfortunately we got here in the afternoon as the market was winding down so we didn't experience the full effect. But luckily the stand selling the famed octopus with paprika - a Galician specialty - was still open. We got our plate of octopus and grabbed a standing table at the nearby outdoor bar where we could enjoy the octopus... More 

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Alicante Province, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We went to this lovely market twice whilst we were in Santiago, the fruit, vegetables, fish and meat were fresh and varied. The stall holders we happy to chat about all the products they sold. We watched the Pulpo being cooked and served but didn't try it ourselves. The umbrella man who stands on the street outside and repairs umbrella's... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was funnier than imagined to visit the mercado and watch the alive seafood, particularly with kids who could be bored in other situations in a more cultural and historical town like Santiago. My son, 6 years old and his friend, had amazing fun at staring and playing with some marine 'monsters' under the friendly eyes of the shops owners.... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Having been informed that there was a good indoor market we couldn't find it on our somewhat inadequate city centre map but were determined to seek it out. We were not disappointed when we did find it, being guided by the loud chatter of people enjoying lunchtime tapas and wine on the outside of the building. Inside all is sparklingly... More 

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Additional Information about Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

Address: Address: Praza de Abastos | Torre Central Baixo, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Galicia  >  A Coruna Province  >  Santiago de Compostela
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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