Mercado Central or the Central Market is nothing of a novelty, neither in Spain, nor in any other part of the world. But the Cadiz Central Market exudes a special charm and flavor of its own that is hardly found in all the many similar food markets found all over Spain.
To begin with, you will simply love the admixture of the modern and the ancient in the present architectural pattern of the market which was built back in 1838. Also, the market is spacious than most places of this kind. You can take your time and stroll around calmly a la a flâneur, taking in the atmosphere slowly with all its variegated flavors and sensations.
And once inside, you’ll find that there is a lot to savor and experience inside the ‘mercado’. But what deserves special mention is the assortment of sausages and jamon (dry-cured ham). Chances are you’ll never find so much sausage or ham in any European market at all. And then there is the famous—and fascinating—bluefin tuna of Almadraba. In fact, there is just so much to say about the incredible market! So why don’t you take a trip and explore it yourself the next time you are anywhere near Cadiz?Places nearby:
Maria Luisa Park: Seville's Principal Green Area 97 km / 60 mi
Torre del Oro: The 13th century watchtower of Seville turned to naval museum 98 km / 61 mi
The Alcazar of Seville: A Beautiful Royal Palace 98 km / 61 mi
The Seville Cathedral: A Stunning Masterpiece 98 km / 61 mi
La Giralda: Seville's Iconic Bell Tower 98 km / 61 mi