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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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Excellent local market

The Mercado de Abastos is heavy on producers and growers but there are bakers, prepared foods and other shops on the periphery. The market buildings are in very nice condition. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The Mercado de Abastos is heavy on producers and growers but there are bakers, prepared foods and other shops on the periphery. The market buildings are in very nice condition. I am endlessly fascinated by the variety in Spanish mercados.

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far away
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Lovely modern market building with lovely traditional and local food, produce, meat both fresh and preserved, a-n-d seafood and shellfish!!! The place to buy your the best Iberico ham, local cheeses, or Serrano to be smuggled back home in your suitcase. Prices are cheaper then anywhere else in town and always fresh. There is usually a guy boiling pulpo (octopus)... More 

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The market is picturesque arranged under arched roofs with some surrounding outside stalls where the locals come in to sell their produce, especially on Saturdays. There are some very good buys of locally produced cheese. You can also buy fish, shellfish and meat and get it cooked at the Marisco Mania restaurant also located in the market. The stall which... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I went to the market on a rainy Thursday morning, and I had a nice time looking around, checking out the produce, fish and meat. There weren't very many people that day but a couple of things stood out for me. Unlike many Spanish markets that are very tourist-oriented, where they sell more prepared foods rather than fresh products (Barcelona's... More 

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Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's a must visit just to look at the variety of produce. Then notice that the stalls are mostly operated by women Notice how clean and fresh everything is. Notice that the market doesn't have any smells We will return before we leave But go early as it starts winding down early afternoon

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Newport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

These food markets are on the edge of the old city. From early morning till about 2pm it is teeming with locals buying fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. A speciality sold every day is freshly cooked pulpo (octopus) which is sold by the plate. Another unique restaurant, which apparently has no name, but everyone knows where it is, provides... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A visit to Santiago de Compostella would not be complete without finding the market and if you are there on a Saturday it is a 'must see' because then the locals join the regular traders withers all stalls of vegetables. A basket of beans here, selection of tomatoes there, they offer their freshly harvested goods. A glass of wine or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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