Mercado de la Bretxa
Market in San Sebastián
Mercado de la Bretxa is a food market located at the basement of La Bretxa shopping centre, in the Old Town of San Sebastián, Spain. The market itself dates back to 1870 and has been recently refurbished. The market is split into two buildings the Arkoak building with a selection of large shops and restaurants and the Pescadería building whose lower floor is filled with traditional more than forty market stalls selling sausages and fresh meats, fish, pickles, salt cod and a whole host of delicatessen products. There are farmers’ stalls are located outdoors at the back of the market which sell vegetables, flowers and cheese.
Back in the 18th and early 19th centuries, invading troops gained access to the city through a breach or ‘bretxa’ in Basque in the walls where the market now stands.
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Visiting Mercado de la Bretxa