Cádiz Mercado Central de Abastos

Market in Cádiz

Mercado Central Cadiz 2
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The Mercado Central de Abastos in Cádiz is Spain’s oldest covered market.  It was originally a Doric porticoed plaza, located on the site of the orchard of the Discalced convent, built in 1838.  In 1928 the large central space was occupied with two market pavilions. It was remodeled in 2009, although maintained the the original design of the complex and now it sells fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit from its stalls.

The market, conceived as a wide, free and open square inside, is delimited on its perimeter by some imposing arcades with classical lines based on large Doric-style colonnades on its four fronts.

Unlike other markets in Andalusia, it is not very large however it is still an outrageously popular gastromarket, where you can enjoy Andalucian tapas and freshly-cooked shrimp and oysters between sips of earthy sherry or a crisp glass of beer. The nearby Atlantic gives it Spain’s freshest fish and seafood with piles of crabs, oysters, lobsters, shrimps, langoustines, tuna, eels, cuttlefish and much more  to see.

The Cádiz Mercado Central de Abastos appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Cádiz!

Other names of Cádiz Mercado Central de Abastos

The Cádiz Mercado Central de Abastos has the following names: Mercado Central de Abastos.

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Visiting Cádiz Mercado Central de Abastos


Central Market Hours:

Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gastronomic Corner Hours:

Monday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday to Friday: from 9:00 a.m. at 3.30 pm and from 19.00. at 00.00

Saturday: From 09.00. at 4:00 pm and from 8:00 pm at 01.00



Address: Plaza de la Libertad, S/N 11005 Cádiz Spain
Telephone: +34 956 220 860
Duration: 30 minutes

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