Seville is a bargain hunter’s paradise, with every possible kind of sweet on offer in its chaotic streets and clever covered markets. Whether you’re looking for the best meat and fish, antiques, arts and crafts, or just browsing hoping to find something special, these are the places to go when visiting the Andalusian capital.
Mercado de Feria
Market lovers will find their paradise in and around Calle Feria: as if the street show on Thursday morning was not enough, halfway there is the oldest market in Seville, the Mercado de Feria. Situated right next to a beautiful 13th century church, Feria offers customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and flowers, as well as an excellent tapas bar, La Cantina. The fish tapas served here are some of the freshest and most delicious in the Andalusian capital and are best enjoyed with a crisp, fresh beer after a good morning of haggling.
Turístico mercado de Encarnación
This covered market must have the most elegant roof in all of Spain, if not Europe. The gigantic wooden monument that stands above it was built between 2005 and 2011 and is known as Las Setas, due to the mushroom-shaped canopies. The space below is home to some impressive Roman remains that were discovered during the construction of the monument, as well as an excellent food market that sells a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat.
Mercado de Triana
The Triana Market is a market or Plaza de Abastos located in the Plaza del Altozano next to the Puente de Triana, in the Triana neighborhood. On the ground floor of the market are the remains of the Castle of San Jorge, seat of the old inquisitorial court. This castle was the seat of the Inquisition since 1481, although its initial construction dates from the Arab period, it dates from 1171. Affected by the continuous abandonment and successive floods of the Guadalquivir, in 1823 the market, popularly known as Plaza de Supplies.
Mercado gourmet Lonja del Barranco
Next to the Triana Bridge and on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, two of the most emblematic places in Seville, is Lonja del Barranco. A perfect gastronomic space to consume experiences and emotions.
Divided into two floors, Lonja del Barranco is distributed in a historic space with more than 1200 m² and with 20 unique and highly reputable hospitality stalls, becoming a reference point for the Sevillian and Spanish gastronomic offer.
Mercado del Arenal
It is the central market of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seville, an area that has always been linked to the city’s port and that played a leading role in the era of trade with the Indies. Wine tasting courses are held and it hosts a very interesting stand for vegan food products.