Exploring Basque Country’s Local Markets

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Basque Country’s Local Markets

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To begin with, the Basque Country is known for its high quality gastronomy, and has some of the best restaurants in Spain. Among them are those that have been awarded Michelin stars, such as the Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, the Azurmendi Restaurant in Larrabetzu or the Martin Berasategui Restaurant in Lasarte-Oria.

Another option is to take a guided tour of local markets and enjoy a shopping and tasting experience of local products. In San Sebastian, for example, there is the famous La Bretxa market, where you can find a wide variety of local products, from fresh fish to Idiazabal cheese.

Today we want to tell you about a unique experience you can enjoy in the Basque Country: a tour of the local markets. This is a great way to get to know the local culture, interact with the locals and discover fresh and local products.



In the Basque Country, there are many local markets to visit. One of the most popular is the Mercado de la Ribera in Bilbao, one of the largest covered markets in Europe. Here you will find a wide variety of fresh produce, from fish and seafood to seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as cheeses, cured meats and local wines.

Another interesting market is La Bretxa Market in San Sebastian, which is located in the heart of the city and is famous for its wide variety of fresh and local produce. Here you can find fresh seafood, fish, meat, fruits, vegetables, cheeses and much more.

If you visit the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, you cannot miss the Mercado de Abastos, a traditional market that has been in operation since 1928. Here you will find a wide variety of fresh and local products, as well as delicatessen stores, restaurants and tapas bars.

In addition, many of these cities have open-air markets, such as the Mercado de la Plaza Mayor in San Sebastian, where you can find local, seasonal products such as fruits and vegetables, honey and preserves.

In conclusion, a tour of the local markets is an excellent way to discover the local culture and fresh, local products of the Basque Country. If you visit this region, don’t hesitate to visit one of these markets and discover their wide variety of products, you won’t regret it!


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