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The city’s main covered food market is where most of the local restaurants source their ingredients. El Lleó features over 60 stalls, selling everything from fresh seafood and meat to fruit and vegetables, eggs and cheese.
Located in Girona’s Devesa Park, the open-air Ribes del Ter market is one of the biggest and most popular in the city. Held every Tuesday and Saturday mornings, it comprises over 200 stalls, selling everything from fruit and vegetables to local food products, clothes, footwear, gifts and accessories.
Held on Plaça Miquel Santal, Girona’s craft and artisan food fair takes place on the second and fourth Friday of every month, usually in the afternoons. Organised by the Artesans de la Terra organisation, it sells food products such as local cured meats, cheeses and sweets, as well as handmade craft items like jewellery or leather items.
Located on Rambla Llibertat, the city’s artisan food fair takes place on the first Saturday of every month. It’s the perfect place to pick up some traditional Catalan products, including spicy chorizos, morcilla (black pudding), goat’s cheese, cocas (thin bread-like biscuits, topped with either sweet or savoury ingredients) and pots of honey. Some stalls also sell bottles of local wine from the Empordà or Penedès wine regions.
Held every Saturday morning on Rambla Llibertat, the city’s flower market is a colourful display of all kinds of plants and flowers. Locals love to keep flowers on their balconies to make their homes look pretty. To see more flowers in Girona, visit the city in May for the annual Temps de Flors flower festival, where floral installations are set up across the Old Town.
Girona’s two Saturday craft fairs are some of the best places to pick up souvenirs and gifts. The Santa Clara craft fair takes place on Santa Clara Street, every Saturday (except in July and August), while the Pont de Pedra fair is held along the old stone bridge leading to the Old Town. It also takes place every Saturday (except January, February and August).
One of the only second-hand markets in Girona, Celrà Flea and Second-Hand Market is also one of the biggest and most important in the region. Located just outside of the city, on the highway from Palamós, it takes place every Saturday from 8am – 2pm. It sells an eclectic range of items from bric-a-brac and antiques to vintage clothes, furniture, and second-hand books.
Mercat de la Volta focuses on the theme of 0km and also goes by the name Art 0km. Held on Plaça de l’Assumpció on the second Saturday of each month, everything here is made in Girona by local crafts people and artists. Think colourful ceramic bowls, up-cycled furniture, unique prints and handmade jewellery.
Held on Plaça Sant Feliu and Jaume Pons Martí street, the ‘Market of the Lioness‘ takes place on the first and second Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm, and is named after the legend of ‘the Lioness’ Bottom’. The legend says that if you kiss the bottom of the statue of the stone lioness, located on Calderers Street, you will return to Girona. The market sells a wide collection of everything from antiques to food.