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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

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Mercado de Abastos de Santiago

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Praza de Abastos Torre Central Baixo, 15704, Santiago de Compostela Spain
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With a guided tour, you can easily visit top Rias Baixas sites from Santiago de Compostela in just one day. Travel by air-conditioned coach to top attractions such as Pontevedra, Combarro, and A Lanzada Beach, all while picking up interesting facts about the area from your guide. Plus, an included boat ride with wine and mussels tastings gives this tour a luxurious feel—without a luxury price tag.
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FJGonzalezG wrote a review Mar 2020
Bethesda, Maryland1,129 contributions184 helpful votes
Just a few minute's walk from the Cathedral, the Mercado de Abastos is Santiago's food market and it's version of Barcelona's La Boqueria Market. Here, you can find colorful displays of typical grocery items, from fish, vegetables, and meats (raw and cured), to homemade cheeses, wines, liquor, and arts and crafts. We visited during carnival season, so all cuts and parts of pork were in display, including the head, as this is the season for "laconada," a typical Galician dish consisting of potatoes, turnip greens, chorizo, and pork, including bacon and often the pork's ear. I've heard that you can buy percebes (gooseneck barnacles) or other seafood and take it to a stand where they will cook it so you can eat it right away, but we did not have the time to try it. Our foray was quick, under 30 mins. So we definitely want to come back for more.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gerard Lebeda wrote a review Feb 2020
Hoboken, New Jersey149 contributions13 helpful votes
Although we just walked around the market on this trip, I will make it a point of going to experience the cuisine and restaurants on a future visit. The energy was lively and all appeared to be having a great time. There was a large variety of types of places to grab food and drink, including a wine bar of the main central courtyard. Seating could be difficult for large groups, but otherwise you will be fine to make yourself comfortable and enjoy all that Santiago has to offer.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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CosaLindaElla wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada259 contributions10 helpful votes
Nice Market! You can find all types of local meat, seafood, fish and vegetables, as well as local made wine. Great visit and make sure you stop for a light seafood lunch there. Good pulpo a feira.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Sandra G wrote a review Nov 2019
Island of Malta, Malta37 contributions
We were a group of friends and decided to go to this indoor market. In one part of the market there are the sellers then you enter another indoor area where there are different restaurants. If you are seated in the middle tables you can order from whichever stall you want. If you are seated in front of the restaurants then you have to order from that particular restaurant. The food is amazingly good. Food and drinks are not expensive. We went on a Saturday and it was packed with people. We waited a bit and then found a table. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to go again the following Monday. This time some restaurants were not open but the food was still great Definitely will go again.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Karm62 wrote a review Nov 2019
293 contributions66 helpful votes
Greta little market with a mixture of stalls) which delight all your senses (assuming you can touch some of the produce on offer). However the highlight for a tourist are the food halls where you can buy food e.g. fish and it will be cooked for you (or just order a tasty meal from the various vendors). The food is tasty, reasonably priced and the service is friendly and efficient . The only downside is it is so popular that you will have to share tables and you can't linger. Check out when the market is open to avoid disappointment and an early visit will mean fewer people competing for the seating.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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