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“Wonderful Market”
Review of Mercado Central

Mercado Central
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$472.61*
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Alicante 4-Hour private Shore Excursion with transport
Ranked #13 of 141 things to do in Alicante
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a wonderful experience watching the people shopping, talking and laughing. After watch I had to get in there and do it myself. My spanish is not the best but i had a little conversation with the lady that sells the bread at the first corner spot. She was so sweet for 3 days she took the time to help me pronounce my words better and made it comfortable to start speaking spanish after 6 years. The same goes for one of the little old lady selling fruit and veggies. After 3 days I started to feel at home and didn’t want to leave. If you don't have anything like this at home or have never experience it before you must go and if you speak a little spanish try starting a little conversation to enhance your experience.

2  Thank CaliSunshine214
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We spent ages admiring the displays of fresh fish, meat and other produce and watching the local ladies shopping and having a chat. Sadly our Spanish wasn't up to joining in but we did manage to buy things for a picnic for lunch.

2  Thank PollyEastbourneUK
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This indoor market has two floors, housed in a 100 year old building. The top floor is almost all meat, either cooked or uncooked, with a few other dried goods and cheeses. It seems no part of the animal goes to waste and shoppers get to see exactly what they are buying and where it comes from. The lower floor includes fish, fruit, veg, bakeries, cheeses, dried goods and flowers. Everything is extremely fresh and the smells are interesting! Market opens 7am to 2pm most days, or until 3pm on Saturdays.

4  Thank Darren M
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed literally just opposite and it's a great place to go and see some fish (which is what we love) as it's really cheap and the selection is just incredible. Worth a visit if you're close

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Now that my wife and I live in Alicante we are at the central Mercado almost every morning to do our shopping for the day. Our apartment is 1 block away on Sabio X so it is very convienent but what a palce to shop. Everyday its fresh produce, fresh seafood, fresh vegies & fruit and fresh baked goods. What a treat.
When you visit Alicante you must take an early morning visit to the Mercado, visit one of the bakeries and buy a couple of enpanadas at one of the bakeries. Further from the entrance the better.(Try the 3rd bakery stall on the right as you enter. An older gentleman usually there.)
If you are visiting from North America then be ready to be enlightened........this is what food is all about........fresh, natural, reasonably priced and flavour like you have never tasted before.
We start our day with enpanada, (tuna & onion) , some fresh fruit while we do our shopping and we are good till lunch.
Every Spanish city has a Central Mercado and it is one of the places we always visit and try to stay close to. We love our Mercado, love living in Alicante and hope that visitor's will take time to enjoy,

9  Thank Brentwood-Traveler
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