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“All closed up”
Review of Mercado Central

Mercado Central
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US$498.77*
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Alicante 4-Hour private Shore Excursion with transport
Ranked #11 of 146 things to do in Alicante
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

One of the occupational hazards of being a cruise tourist, is that many dare still closed when you arrive in the morning, as was the case with this market (see my photos). A few fruit and vege stores were already open, but most of the stores here displayed only the corrugated iron shutters.

Non the less it is an interesting building with it's big central dome, so it wasn't a total waste of time

6  Thank Kanan A
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"great market"
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

What a wonderful experience watching the people shopping, talking and laughing. After watch I had to get in there and do it myself. My spanish is not the best but i had a little conversation with the lady that sells the bread at the first corner spot. She was so sweet for 3 days she took the time to help me pronounce my words better and made it comfortable to start speaking spanish after 6 years. The same goes for one of the little old lady selling fruit and veggies. After 3 days I started to feel at home and didn’t want to leave. If you don't have anything like this at home or have never experience it before you must go and if you speak a little spanish try starting a little conversation to enhance your experience.

2  Thank CaliSunshine214
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

We spent ages admiring the displays of fresh fish, meat and other produce and watching the local ladies shopping and having a chat. Sadly our Spanish wasn't up to joining in but we did manage to buy things for a picnic for lunch.

2  Thank PollyEastbourneUK
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

This indoor market has two floors, housed in a 100 year old building. The top floor is almost all meat, either cooked or uncooked, with a few other dried goods and cheeses. It seems no part of the animal goes to waste and shoppers get to see exactly what they are buying and where it comes from. The lower floor includes fish, fruit, veg, bakeries, cheeses, dried goods and flowers. Everything is extremely fresh and the smells are interesting! Market opens 7am to 2pm most days, or until 3pm on Saturdays.

4  Thank Darren M
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

We stayed literally just opposite and it's a great place to go and see some fish (which is what we love) as it's really cheap and the selection is just incredible. Worth a visit if you're close

Thank Pinheadplanet
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