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The Mercado Central in Cádiz

The Mercado Central in Cádiz is not only a famous indoor food market located in the historic center of the city, but also one of the oldest covered markets in Spain, having served the people of Cadiz for over 186 years. Visitors can stroll through the market’s stalls and indulge in the traditional Andalusian cuisine, such as fried fish, tapas, and sherry.

The Mercado central in Cádiz is, of course, included in our audio guided tour of the city. Read more here:

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
As you would expect, lots of fish at the mercado central in Cádiz!

The market, located in the Plaza Libertad was designed by Torcuato Bejumeda in the neoclassical style, featuring a square plaza enclosed by a Doric portico. The market is not only a place to shop for a wide variety of fresh seafood, meats, fruits, vegetables, and other local products, but also a hub of local culture and a meeting place for the people of Cádiz.

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
Fresh local vegetables at the mercado central in Cádiz

Opening times are 9am to 3pm every day except Sundays.

The Rincón Gastronómico

The Mercado Central in Cádiz also features the “Rincón Gastronómico”, which has different opening hours from the rest of the market. It’s open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm and on Tuesday to Thursday from 8pm to midnight On Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 1am.

If you are vising Cádiz and want to try the local food then the Rincón Gastronómico is the place to taste typical products of Cádiz.

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
The Mercado Central in Cádiz also features the “Rincón Gastronómico”. A great place to try tasty local tapas.

The Mercado Central is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the city of Cadiz, not only for its historical significance but also for its fresh and delicious local produce. Whether you’re looking for fish, fruit and vegetables, meat, groceries, or local tapa and tastes, the Mercado Central is a great place to visit.

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What to eat in Cádiz

Andalucian cuisine and the culinary heritage of Cádiz

What to eat in Cádiz? Andalusian cuisine is the backbone of what you’ll find in Cadiz, and it’s rich in history and flavor. Influences from Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish cultures are evident in dishes like pescaíto frito (fried fish), abaja de pescado (fish stew), gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns), tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters), cazón en adobo (marinated dogfish), and caldillo de perros (fish stewed in orange sauce). Meat lovers will also find plenty to savor, including guiso de rabo de toro (oxtail stew), pork, goat, lamb, and perdiz estofada (partridge casserole).

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