The most beautiful markets in Spain

Valencia Central Market
You may never have considered visiting a market When you are touring a town or city, but the truth is that some of these buildings are part of the most interesting monumental heritage in certain corners of Spain. Thus, they are much more than places to buy fresh products.

What we are going to do today in Hard Hobbit To Break is to visit some of the main cities of our country in search of the most spectacular. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!

Boqueria Market, Barcelona

La Boqueria
As it could not be otherwise, we have to start by talking about the Boquería market, one of the most visited places in Barcelona. It was inaugurated on the day of San José in 1840, on land that until then had been occupied by the Sant Josep convent. Of course, it is important to note that in this same corner of the Rambla Street vendors of meat were already located in the 13th century. Today this market is synonymous with modernity, and you can find everything from vegetables, meat and fish to other more imaginative products. Best of all, the stops are very charming.


San Miguel Market, Madrid

San Miguel market
The Mercado de San Miguel, a historical and monumental place located in the square of the same name, next to the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, that is, in one of the areas with the most commercial, cultural and cultural offerings, could not be missing from this list. capital leisure. Inaugurated at the beginning of the 20th century, it is the only traditional market that has been built in iron. Nowadays, it not only offers to buy quality products, but also to taste all kinds of food, to go for a walk, to have a drink, to participate in activities… It also hosts courses, fairs, presentations and has wine shops, tapas bars, a bookstore, a florist and a design store.

Zaragoza Central Market

Zaragoza Central Market
We also have to tell you about the Central Market of Zaragoza, an architectural jewel that houses the largest offer of fresh produce in the entire city. Also called Mercado Central Lanuza, the building was built in the area where the open-air market was located during the 19th century. The project was the work of the architect Felix Navarro, which used new materials, such as cast iron and glass, in addition to using brick or stone, among others. The building was restored in 1986, also renovating the stalls, which has served to ensure that the market continues to have the same activity today as it did in the beginning, preserving color, animation and bustle.

Valencia Central Market

Central Market Valencia1
Modernist in style, the Central Market of Valencia is today an important economic focus of the city, and not only because of the activity of the merchants, but also because of the visits it receives and the acts it hosts. With an area of ​​8,160 meters, it groups about 300 small merchants who occupy the 1,219 posts of origin. It is important to note that this market has always been characterized by quality, the variety and freshness of its products, in addition to the treatment of the sellers.

La Ribera Market, Bilbao

Ribera Market
Finally, we want to talk about the Ribera Market, which is located next to the Nervión estuary in Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya. Work of the architect Pedro de Ispizua, it was inaugurated in 1929. In 1900 it was recognized as the most complete Municipal Market of Supplies by the Guinness. And it has a commercial area of ​​10,000 square meters, offering different types of products. It began to be reformed in 2009 with the aim of renewing its structure, its positions and its services and, thus, continue to be a commercial benchmark.

Exploring a MASSIVE Spanish Supermarket (August 2020)


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