Cadiz, Spain. Citizens shopping in Cadiz downtown Market, Mercado Central de Abastos. Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.


Mercado Central de Abastos


Spain's oldest covered market, Cádiz' lively Mercado Central de Abastos was unveiled in 1838. Now remodelled, it sells fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit from its stalls. It's also an outrageously popular gastromarket, where you can enjoy Andalucian-international tapas between sips of earthy sherry.

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