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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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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 12, 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

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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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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