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There’s no better way to spend a lazy weekend morning than at the local market, hunting for bargains or shopping for fresh produce. Luckily, ‘Salmantinos’ (Salamanca locals) agree, and there are some great markets to enjoy on your visit to the city.
A similar experience is to be had at the three-storey Mercado de San Juan, built in the 1940s and located at the eastern side of the city. Expect the same great quality produce and more of a local neighbourhood feel, plus a supermarket on the lower floor. Few stallholders speak English here so get ready to practice your Spanish, otherwise a smile will get you a long way.
Plaza Julián Sánchez ‘El Charro’, 0, Salamanca, Spain +34 923 05 91 08
If you happen to be in Salamanca for Christmas, Semana Santa, or the Feria de Salamanca don’t miss your chance to visit the Mercadillo Plaza de los Bandos, a small but lively open-air market held just three times a year. You’ll find all sorts of items, from clothing to ceramics, toys, crafts and more.