The Best Markets to Visit in Salamanca

Mercado Central, Salamanca
Mercado Central, Salamanca | © Boca Dorada/Flickr
Photo of Clare Speak
Writer20 June 2017

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.

Central Market

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Mercado Central, Salamanca
Mercado Central, Salamanca | Flickr
The first stop for food lovers. Here you’ll find all the freshest regional produce under one roof, inside a historic 19th century building. The Mercado Central is a truly authentic local market where you can find the best quality food, including meats, cheeses, fish, fruit, bread, pastries and much more. The market is easily found, near the central Plaza Mayor, and is the perfect place to grab a snack or picnic, or just walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Mercado de Abastos de San Juan

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