When wandering around a Spanish city for the first time, one of the most pleasurable experiences on offer is to discover the wonderful delicacies in its local markets. Travellers who enjoy the life, bustle and particularly rich ambience of such indoor markets are spoilt for choice in the city of A Coruña, whose markets are exciting gastronomic havens often housed in spectacular, grand buildings.
Filled with fresh fish, local wines, cheeses and meat, as well as plenty of hustle and bustle from the locals, this is an experience that should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace in order to soak up the atmosphere.
Situated at the heart of A Coruña’s commercial centre, the Municipal Market of Santa Lucía is one of the oldest and most striking of them all. Boasting a facade that is protected by glass, this eye-catching building offers everything you could possibly want, and at attractive prices.
Mercado de Santa Lucía
Calle Wenceslao Fernández Flórez, 2, Ent.
Monday to Saturday 9am to 3pm
However, you will no doubt want to explore the other markets that this historic city has to offer, so here is a full list for your perusal:
Mercado de las Conchiñas
Covering more than 5,000 square metres, it opened in the mid 1970s and can be found in the midst of the Agra Orzán.Plaza de las Conchiñas s/n.
Monday to Friday 8:15am to 3pm
Mercado Municipal de Elviña
This market has recently been modernised although it first opened in the early 1970s. Now boasting 8,000 square metres, it has 16 fish stalls, six butchers, five greengrocers, four poultry stalls and three bakeries. Avenida Salvador de Madariaga s/n, Bj.
Monday to Friday 8:45am to 8pm. Saturday 8:45 to 4pm
Mercado Municipal de la Plaza de Lugo
This is the city’s oldest market and in its current form first opened in 1910. Plaza Lugo, s/n.
Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 3.30pm
Mercado Municipal de Monte Alto
Built in the 1980s this market has recently been renovated.Calle Forcarey s/n.
Monday to Saturday 7.50am to 8pm
Mercado Municipal de San Agustín
An impressive looking market that has been running since the 1930s.
Plaza de San Agustín s/n. Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8pm
Whichever of these lively markets you find yourself near, head in and absorb the local colour and ambience, not to mention the wonderful delicacies on display in the different sections that can include fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, coffee shops and delicatessen. Don’t forget to look out for architectural detail as in addition to an unforgettable atmosphere many of the markets also feature wonderful styling details.