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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

Praza de Abastos | Torre Central Baixo, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Dorset
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27 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

They say that you can learn a lot about people from their market. Probably Rick Stein said it. As it was, the tail end of Hurricane Stephanie had been battering the northwest for ages and most of the coast was under Red Alert when we visited. The consequences of which left whole halls devoid of the fresh fish which draws... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Mercado has a lovely facade and once you enter there are some "upmarket" eateries but if you keep walking to the back of the building you will find some "basic" eateries which are much cheaper in price. They offer lovely cooked fresh fish and accompaniments. If you dont get a chance to visit dont stress!

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This place wasn't as crowded as it was last time we went but it still had good quality products and a variety of vendors that range from fresh seafood, meat, local cheeses, local produce to small souvenirs stores. We like to go there to see the Galician ladies dressed like in the countryside selling their fresh homemade cheeses and local... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

You can go to the market at noon then you will find in the center of this place a great Marisqueria. In this place you can eat the great see food from the cantabrico sea and different kind of moluscos.

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Bedfordshire
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33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We went round the market on a couple of days, it is a lovely market full of fresh produce. We brought some fruit, cheese, ham and bread for our lunch and it was delicious. The market isn't as flash as La Boqueria in Barcelona but the food is every bit as good. You can buy produce and have it cooked... More 

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Delaware
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

You can smell the Mercado even before you get there - the fruit, the vegetables, the fish. The people are so friendly and love to talk about their products, of course it helps if you speak Spanish. But even if you don't, the products speak for themselves. We saw bacalao (codfish) of all sizes, beef, chicken, hams, flowers. There is... More 

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