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Address: Alameda del Boulevard 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Bretxa Market Visit and Cooking Class in San Sebastian
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Dating back to 1871, the Bretxa Market utilized mainly stone and iron for its construction. It was built at the site of the weakest point in the city’s fortified walls, where it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
Angelo G

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Busy market on a wet Saturday morning, central location and under ground , you can buy anything and everything here and so beautifully presented.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We love farmer's markets in general, but La Mercado de la Bretxa is truly special for us. The fish and seafood is the highest quality that we've seen anywhere. We've also been on a special tour of Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, and this market's fish quality is comparable, if not better in some ways. All the vendors are incredibly warm... More 

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Thank CLColbert
Opio, France
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Several locals told us that this market is where the top Spanish chefs source their ingredients and I can understand why. I bought a leg of Iberia Ham and had a choice of probably 200 pieces ! The fish counter was stunning in its variety and the prices compared to S.France where I live was exceptional. here you can pick... More 

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Thank Frank O
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Compared to La Boqueria market in Barcelona, this place is nothing. There was a Lidl on the same floor of where the traditional market was. There were only few Spanish shops on the floor -mostly meat, cured meat and cheese and some pitxo delicatessen - that's basically it. Don't expect it to be a fabulous market experience like in Lyon... More 

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Den Haag
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The undergound market is worth a visit. When in San Sebastin, I always go there to get olives, oil and cookies. The couple running the olive store, know their products well and will advise you. You can taste almost everything and find very tastefull olive oils that you will apprecite back home for their quality. The cookies are another treat.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

If you are staying for while this is great spot to do your grocery shop with fresh produce & Lidl to do pantry shop. Get here early if you want to catch the fish monger as they knock off about 11am. Also great cafe for breakfast in back corner. A Must do & better priced than San Martin market in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Dating back to 1871, the Bretxa Market utilized mainly stone and iron for its construction. It was built at the site of the weakest point in the city’s fortified walls, where it was breached on two occasions (1719 and 1813), hence the name “La Brexta” which means “the breach” in Basque. When later remodelled to accommodate a mall, the market... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were keen to do our own thing , having sampled some restaurants and now moving into self catering accomodation. Everything was beautiful fresh as you might expect. Some differences : the peaches smelt of peach in fact their aroma perfumed the car all the way home. The tomatoes were quite different to the ones at home : delicious not... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

This lovely building houses a decent market re seafood, meat and vegetables, but the upper section, which has been turned into a mini shopping mall, really is pretty average.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

If you love seafood, this is the place to shop. I have never seen fish and seafood displayed in such an inviting and imaginative manner. The mosaic designs on the floors and walls make the market light and colorful, and a pleasure to explore. Take note when you walk up the escalator and into the open air, the old building... More 

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