** Salgueiriños Market
The traditional Salgueiriños Market has experienced a noticeable transformation in recent years. This levelled area has been redesigned and fenced off to prevent vehicle access. The available space can hold 255 stalls. The main products on sale are clothes, bed and table linen, and shoes.
Recommended: Nearby is the Cattle Market, open every Wednesday.
Explanada de Salgueiriños
Thu: 10am - 14pm
How to get there: City bus routes: 1
** National Cattle Market
Galicia is a traditional stockbreeding region, which explains the great importance of cattle markets in its history and traditions.
Devoted to the buying and selling of all kinds of livestock, Santiago’s cattle market is the most important in Galicia and one of the most important in Spain and Europe. It is of interest due to its ancestral, rural nature, based on traditional trade or direct deals. Apart from livestock, it also sells agricultural products, farming implements and tools, including traditional baskets.
On market days, there are “pulpeiras” (stalls selling octopus), as is traditionally the case at Galician markets, as well as a cafeteria-restaurant.
Recommended: Nearby is the Parque Empresarial Costa Vella, featuring the Leroy Merlin and Decathlon hypermarkets, and a lot more.
Recinto Feiral de Amio (Amio, s/n. San Lázaro)
981 560 800
Wed: 8.30am - 2pm (every Wednesday throughout the year, as well as Ascension Day and St. James’ Day)
How to get there: C5 and C6 city bus routes.
** “Hippy” Market
Compostela has a “Hippy” Market in the centre of the Old Town. It opens all year and is made up of around fifteen stalls. Although it has no set business hours, the stalls are usually set up from 10 am to 8 pm, or later in the summer. In this market you can buy leather goods, handmade costume jewellery, accessories, etc. Many of the articles are made by the sellers themselves.
Mon-Sun: 10am - 8pm
** Antiques Market
A third market, selling antiques, is held every week in the Old Town, under the arches of the old Post Office building, at the corner of Travesa de Fonseca and Rúa do Franco. In this market you can buy, among other articles, old books, stamps, coins, kitchen items, tools, etc.
Rúa do Franco (arches of Post Office building)
Thu & Sat: 9:30am – 2:30pm
** 'Entre Lusco e Fusco' Local Eco Farmers' Market
Market of organic and local products coordinated by Andaime, in collaboration with the cooperative Eirado, Hortiña and Lentura.
Parque de Belvís - Rúa das Trompas
Tue: 5pm - 9pm (6pm-10pm summer)
** Artisan market
Craft fair with music, crafts, gastronomy and even fashion.
Summer: Every day 9am- 9pm.