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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing you notice about this market this hope beautiful the building it is in. It is steeped in history and well worth a visit in the centre of town. It is a local markets so, the therefore , it closes in the afternoon...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of fruits, vegetables, seafood and different things to eat. I only went for the fresh fruits and was not disappointed. Note that the Mercado closes at around 2 PM and that it can also be quite crowded.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the largest markets we've ever visited within an impressive building. Fantastic if you need fruit, veg, fish, meat or cheese.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many mercados in Spanish towns and cities are a moribund business, but the mercado in Alicante is alive and kicking! The amount and sort of fish, meat, fruits and chesses are overwhelming. Advice: do not just gazde and take pictures, buy something of that delicious...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Rob d
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Alicante's Central Market is located in the heart of Alicante City and is a bustling market on two floors. Outside is a great Plaza (Plaza de 25 Mayo) which is named in memory of the bombing in 1938 Civil War. The meat, flowers, fruit and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic market, the hall is just amazing! Fish, meat, fruits and vegetales as much as you like. We went there to pick up stuff for the day and also brought back a cheese platter and meat tapas. The problem you will have is to choose!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elisabeth S
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

If you are staying Alicante for any length of time this is clearly the place to come buy your food. Lots of vendors selling high quality provisions. You can get your cheeses, meats, fresh fish, fruits and veggies, and flowers. Very well done and the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wanderlust1954
Reviewed April 6, 2019

We did not visit the meat market - only seafood and fruits & vegetables. Definitely worth visiting. Good prices, fresh everything. A little bit of Spanish mandatory - and bring cash. You can also buy fruits that you wish to consume fast - for example...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mic_chael
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Wish it was closer to Torrevieja! What a selection of meat, fish, seafood, cheese and flowers. A tip for fusion tapas - see Katana on the lower level - booth 317

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Centh L
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Visiting this market makes me excited about returning to cook cook cook! We are on a cruise ship and seeing all this fresh food encourages me to look for fresh markets similar to this. I am sure we don’t have anything like this in our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from 166judithg | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Most of the market will be accessible to you and there are lifts available also. Have a lovely time.
May 17, 2017|
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Response from markhV86BV | Reviewed this property |
Really easy. It's a 5 minute walk on one road heading towards past the Praça Lucerne. Or a taxi ride. No Uber in Alicante. Very simple. Very close.