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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
Phone Number: 981583438
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Go visit, opens early morning and closes early

Small but excellent market Get there early as by eleven it slows down Great cheeses , look for the lady who sells just the one make/type of cheese, super cheap and superb, also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Small but excellent market Get there early as by eleven it slows down Great cheeses , look for the lady who sells just the one make/type of cheese, super cheap and superb, also sells fresh quince, yum and also half the price what others charge. There is a restaurant of a type, you buy your meats, seafood, chicken or whatever... More 

Thank wearyLondon
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

A good place to buy and taste local goodies, like cheese, meat, fresh seafood and even already prepared pulpo. We have bought some best local cheese and already prepared pulpo and tried it in the market winery. Perfect place to buy or to even taste at the place some local food.

Thank siomikas
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We visited this market on the recommendation of the owner of our hotel and were not disappointed. The market was bustling with activity on a Saturday morning, mostly with locals and a few curious tourists like us. We went back again on Monday to buy some meat and cheese and found a much more quiet market and more meat than... More 

2 Thank Talampakan
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Very clean yet functional market. All fresh produce on display and very good insight in what the locals buy and eat. the fish section was amazing in terms of variety and the freshness of the fish. It is only a short walk from the Cathedral.

1 Thank MikeyLPT
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

The local food market in Santiago De Compostela has consistantly fresh food, lots of choice & is very busy (which is always a good sign!) What we found to be even more interesting was, there is a service with one of the restaurants - Mariscomonia Restaurant, which is within the market - area 5, & if you buy your shellfish... More 

1 Thank C_and_H_11
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is where all the best in local produce is available. There is also the opportunity for you to have the meat or seafood cooked for you at Stall 81 for €4 per meal per person. Mariscomania is the name and one of the 2 gentlemen who run it speaks English. Great idea.

2 Thank gastronaut_11
Seattle, Washington
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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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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 

1 Thank 1scruffy1
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 

1 Thank Ian A
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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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