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La Ribera Market

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Address: Calle de la Ribera, 20, Bilbao, Spain
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Charming market, for foodies

Old but recently renovated, this is a place to spend a couple of hours watching the variety of local produce. Two of its plants are full of small food stores and another one has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old but recently renovated, this is a place to spend a couple of hours watching the variety of local produce. Two of its plants are full of small food stores and another one has restaurants and bars where you can taste some pintxos accompanied by a local wine

Thank LeireGetxo
Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mercado de la Ribera is situated next to Estuary in the Old Quarter of Bilbao. It is well worth visiting just to see the kind of seafood and fish that is sold there. It also has butcher's stalls as well as fruit and vegetable. I always say if you want to appreciate the modus di vivendi of the locals... More 

Thank incawarrior2014
poynton, cheshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spanish markets are always so interesting to walk around. The usual massive queues at certain stalls while others stand empty. Great choice of pintxo stalls upstairs for a sit down, lots of toilets.

Thank jillwindyridge
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an enormous covered food market with a floor for meat and a floor for fish plus a large area to eat and drink pintxos etc. Produce looked of very good quality. Wonderful stained glass windows. Overall strong smell of fish a little off putting.

Thank Sooperstar100
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This market is a fantastic experience. The displays of meat and fish on sale are mouth wateringly teasing and the quality of the food and drink that can be obtained in the many small bars that are dotted around the market is of the highest standard. This market is a must visit on a trip to Bilbao.

Thank Terence Patrick M
dekalb, illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely market with almost no odor considering all the fish and meat stalls. Very clean when we visited. Clearly heavily used by the local population with a wide variety of items for sale.

Thank peter t
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch on Sunday around 3pm. It was easy to find a table, which really surprised me because it was the weekend of dec 16. There were at least 10-15 stalls open with pinxos, drinks, etc. There's also a pizza, pasta, salad place if you're tired of pinxos (not sure how that could be possible!!)

Thank Maggie K
Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recently remodeld, it has lost some of its charm, but still it's a beautiful location. Modern market with its previous form and style. You can buy daily fresh meat, fish and vegetables.

Thank Iz M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice market with plenty of food to offer. I expected to see something different. When you see the building from outside and when you know good taste of basque people the market itself missing something. What...?? I don't know but I expected to be more impressed with the place

Thank Jole J
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I am not a shopper on holidays but do enjoy the local food wherever I go. I also like watching the locals purchasing their fresh food in their local markets. This market is mainly seafood and meat and it was very busy on the Friday morning I visited, especially for the seafood. All the items on display looked very fresh... More 

Thank Brian T

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