The city’s second-most visited site after the Cathedral, the “Mercado de Abastos” is a place for shopping and for admiring.MERCADO DE ABASTOS Rúa das Ameas (no number) T: 981 583 438 www.mercadodeabastosdesantiago.com OPEN: From Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 3 pm. The busiest time is between 11 am and 12 noon, and Thursday and Saturday the best days.
Apart from admiring its architecture and visiting its stands featuring molluscs, fish, meat, cheeses and vegetables recently brought from the sea and the farm, visitors can also:
For a small percentage of the price of your shopping, the Market’s bar (Marisco Manía) will cook the produce acquired in the Market while you wait, enabling you to enjoy all their freshness in situ.
Abastos 2.0, the small “chic” restaurant housed in the stalls outside the Market features “fridge-less cuisine”: each day they choose the best fresh delicacies available in the Market to design a menu made up of delicious mini-dishes. The menu (you can also order just one mini-dish) varies each day according to the products available that day in the Market.
The “Mercado de Abastos” features innovative services and conveniences that make it a real example of good practices, in the integration of modernity into a highly traditional market:
• Vending machine with fresh daily milk: you can bring your own bottles or buy them from the machine.
• Online orders and telephone orders.
• Shopper: for customers that want to buy from a distance and do not mind in which establishment, the shopper will do their shopping following their preferences.
• Home delivery.
• Left luggage, vacuum packaging machine.