Pamplona, like many Spanish cities, has a number of excellent municipal markets, flea markets and street markets. They can be great places to pick up a secondhand bargain, or the freshest local food. Here’s our pick of the best.
Mercado de Santo Domingo
The Mercado de Santo Domingo is the oldest and most important market in the city. There has been a market on this site since 1769, but the current building was erected in 1876. It has since undergone many renovations and remodels, but still maintains its original style. Today, it features 45 stalls specialising in everything from meats and fish to eggs and flowers. It is open from Monday to Saturday 8 am – 2 pm, closing at 4.30 pm on Fridays.
Calle Mercado, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain +34 948 22 18 58
Mercado de Ermitagaña
Located on the edge of the city, Mercado de Ermitagaña was built in 1982 and has just eight stalls. As well as the standard meat, fruit and vegetable stands, it has one dedicated entirely to olives, one to cheese and one to bread and pasta. It is open Monday to Friday 9 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 8 pm. It also opens on Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm.
Calle Ermitagaña, 4, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain +34 948 17 46 42
A wholesale market located just outside the city, the Mercairuña is situated in a strategic position with links to the Basque Country, La Rioja and Aragon. Opened in 1988, it features a dairy and meat section, a cash and carry, and the Food Bank of Navarra.
P I Agustinos, Calle Soto Aizoáin, 5, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain +34 948 30 36 14
Mercado del Ensanche
Situated in the Ensanche neighbourhood of the city, just outside the Casco Viejo (Old Town), Mercado del Ensanche opened in 1947 and is the largest market in Pamplona. It boasts 74 booths, selling both local products and those from around the world. The market is modern and bright inside, and also holds various events such as talks and workshops. It’s open Mondays to Thursdays and Saturdays 8.30am – 2.30 pm and Fridays 8.30 am – 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm.
Mercadillo de Landaben
A small street market located on the outskirts of the city, Mercadillo de Landaben is held every Sunday morning throughout the year, except in July and August. It sells everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothes, toys, plants, leather goods and cosmetics.
Rastrillo de las Buenas Pulgas
A small flea market held in Plaza de San José, near to the city cathedral, the Rastrillo de las Buenas Pulgas takes place on the first Saturday of the month 8 am – 2 pm, except during the month of July. Just about everything is on sale here, from clothing and secondhand items to antiques and collectables.