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San Benedetto market

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Cagliari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: This open-air market in Sardinia's principal city is noisy, busy, colorful and lots of fun.
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London, United Kingdom
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376 reviews 376 reviews
70 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Love exploring food markets in big cities. So many personalities & a real hub for communities especially compared to England. It's about 20-30min walk from port / train station. Very easy , basically straight road. Advise is to get their early ,Tuesday- Saturday , before 10am . Downstairs is fish , upstairs everything else. Loads of pictures to be taking,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are staying in the pula area and the super markets around here were not great at all. So we drove to Cagliari today to go buy our fish for the grill and all the seafood we may want for the next days. it was AMAZING! The fish was soooo super fresh. There was parking right in front. The prices... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A huge market with a great variety of meat, frits and vegetables. While downstairs is where you'll find the exceptional seafood market. After wandering around looking at the plethora of mouth delights I stopped at place in the corner with fresh fish to go. I had a huge cone of all variety of fish and shellfish. Likely a kilo, all... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

An enclosed market on two levels. Downstairs fish, upstairs meat and veg. Certainly a lot of fresh produce although most stalls seem to sell the same things over and over. Didnt find a huge variety or difference in product which I think was what we were really looking for. The sellers were all very friendly even when confronted with our... More

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Varese, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

we went there on a Saturday morning. Downstais lots of fish and seafood upstairs meats, cheeses, backed goods and salamies. Fantstic market with freshest food and lots of slection. The highlight wa a back full of Frito Misto for only 5 Euro.Freshly fried and tasting great while you walk around. The sellers are friendly and helpful.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

For a city of 120,000, this market has more variety of meat, fish, bakery, vegetables, cheese and fruit then I have ever seen. There are larger markets like in Toranto but no where have I seen fresher fish. If you want to cook for yourself in a rented apartment this is a must stop which you can get to from... More

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Cagli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The San Benedetto Market is the largest indoor food market in Italy. I went every day for a week before the daily cooking class to buy the ingredients necessary for the meal. If you like seafood and fish this market is the best place to go. Meat, hams, prosciutto, all kind of bread, pecorino cheese, fruit, veg... I discovered the... More

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Sardinia, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Love, love, love this place... it's rumored to be the largest indoor food market in Italy and a must see for any visitors to the South of Sardinia. Upstairs is full of fruit, veg, cheeses, hams, bread and meat and I always spend a fortune and come away with bags overflowing with pecorino, wild boar prosciutto, courgette flowers and yellow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011 via mobile

An absolute MUST for every Cagliari visitor. Be sure to go tues to sat mornings until 13hrs as the must-see fish market does not open on mondays. Great to walk through the overcrowded but secure aisles full of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Great deals just before the closing bell around 14hrs

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We love to visit these marketplaces while in a mediterranean country and during a visit I always think 'too bad I don't have a good kitchen available here to start cooking with all these marvellous fresh ingredients!' and of course this was the case again in Cagliari! We also visited the marketplace in Quartu S. Elena and in Iglesias, but... More

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