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Best Markets in Spain

Spain is filled with local street markets, you will find them in every town and city. Most markets open in the morning and will sell fresh local food, clothes and souvenirs. There are also some special markets for art, antique and vintage treasures. Visiting one of these markets is definitely a must do on your visit to Spain. Mingle with the locals, bargain in your best Spanish and try some new dishes. Why not experience this together with a local guide? Not only will he know where to find the real local markets, but surely he will help you try the right food and walk away with that vintage treasure for a nice price!

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Popular Markets in Spain

  • El Rastro street market is one of the most popular and oldest markets in Madrid. Every Sunday morning, over a thousand stallholders fill the streets to form a true shopping paradise!
  • La Boqueria is Barcelona’s best-known market. It is a true feast for the senses with many smells, tastes and sounds
  • Are you a sweet tooth? Why not visit the Fira Artesana. This honey market in Barcelona is famous for amazing homemade cakes and honey infused cheeses.
  • If you are looking to buy a special pet and do not where to go, give the Sunday morning market in Seville a try. Get your own lizard, chinchilla or parrot or just pet the cute puppies.
  • For a more local experience, visit the Sant Antoni Market in Barcelona. It is comparable to La Boqueria, but larger and not filled with tourists.

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Traditional Markets in Spain

  • The El Rastro Street market in Madrid is a real treat for shopaholics! The unique atmosphere of the market makes it very popular among both tourists and locals.
  • Turn it into a truly local experience by ending your shopping adventure with some great tapas and wine. On the market you can find antiques and curiosities, arts and crafts and second hand clothing.
  • The market is held once a month on the first Friday and Saturday of the month.
  • In Barcelona you will find the La Boqueria market. The beautiful fruit, fresh seafood and numerous sweet delicacies are definitely a treat! You will find amazing ingredients here for a home cooked meal. And because the stalls are so colorful and neatly organized it offers many great opportunities for beautiful pictures.
  • Fira Artesana is known as the honey market and will definitely impress you with the beautiful organic products you can find there. From homemade cakes to honey infused cheeses and organic nuts, you will have a hard time not to go over budget.