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The best markets in the world: top-10


Where can I more fully experience the unique color of the country than in a large traditional market?

It is here that you can get acquainted with the local culture, see a variety of goods, buy unusual souvenirs, household items, organic products and traditional food. The ancient large markets are very original, they are a special attraction of any country.

We have prepared for you a list of the best markets in the world according to the version of the CNN channel, which includes the traditional bazaars of Europe, Asia and America. Bright, diverse, which have a long history, they are interesting both as objects of historical heritage, and as simply a place for shopping (sometimes quite exotic). Find out more about these attractions!

Boqueria Market in Barcelona, ​​Spain

If there was a paradise for gourmets, and there would be a market in it, it would be Bokeria. The unusual architectural style of the market building, the authenticity of the atmosphere of old Catalonia and, of course, just a huge selection of all kinds of products that are brought daily from all over Spain - that's what makes Mercat de la Boqueria, also called Sant Josep, one of the best places for Gastronomic shopping in the world.

The history of this trading platform goes back to the distant 1217, when only meat trading rows were located here. Over the centuries of its existence, Bokeria has turned into a huge (2583 m²) shopping complex, decorated in an original style, on which many various fruit, berries and vegetables, spices and herbs, meat, fish and seafood of all kinds and forms are effectively laid out. Here you can find everything from cereals and fruit cuts to rare spices that can puzzle even the most sophisticated and advanced culinary specialists.

Special attention should be paid to delicacies - fresh forest berries, black truffles, a large selection of live snails, rare sea delicacies and many other temptations and temptations with one of their kind.

In the market there are many cozy small cafes and restaurants, where you can have a tasty snack, drink coffee, tea or freshly squeezed juice. And since 2003, you can visit the master classes at the gastronomic school, where adults and children will learn the subtleties of cooking Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, will tell you about ancient recipes and culinary secrets.

Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan

One of the largest fish markets in the world is in Tokyo, Japan. The Tsukiji market is divided into two zones - the internal one, in which wholesale trade takes place, and the external one, where the retail trade in fish and seafood is brisk.

Here you can find absolutely any seafood - from the cheapest seaweed to delicatessen caviar and expensive varieties of fish. All the work processes provide a truly impressive number of staff - up to 65,000 people work here daily. The Tsukiji market opens very early, the peak of sales falls on the interval from 5 to 8 am, by 11:00 most of the shops and shops are closed, and at 13:00 the fish market completely stops its work. Watch the fish auction tourists can from a special site any day from 5:00 to 6:15 in the morning.

There are many fish restaurants and small cafes on the territory of Tsukiji, all of which offer visitors a large selection of freshly prepared sushi, delicious dishes from fish and seafood prepared in various ways.

Greenmarket Market in New York, USA

Did you know that in the heart of modern New York there is a real farmer market where you can buy excellent organic products from private landowners, fishermen, bakers and butchers?

The Greenmarket market in Union Square works all year round, offering its visitors a huge selection of fresh greenery, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, seafood and baked goods. Four days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there are counters filled with all sorts of food, boxes and baskets. Many people come shopping for shopping - some 60,000 buyers and tourists visit the Union Square a day.

If you are planning a trip to New York, be sure to check in Greenmarket to buy quality products, treat yourself to delicious things and just feel the unusual atmosphere of the classic farmer's market.

Or Tor-Kor Market in Bangkok, Thailand

The large market of Or-Tor-Kor is considered to be one of the best free-market markets in the world. Buyers here will be offered a chic choice of fruits, vegetables, greens, fish and seafood, garden and indoor flowers, sweets and spices, interesting souvenirs and some household items are also sold here. The market can be a good snack - there are quite decent food courts, grills, trays with ready meals, fresh juices, pastries and confectionery.

The food market Or Tor Kor Market is the best place for acquaintance with Thai color, shopping and acquaintance with local cuisine. You can be sure - visiting the oldest and, pay attention, the cleanest food market in the Thai capital will leave an exceptionally pleasant experience!

The St. Lawrence Market in Toronto, Canada

Grocery market Lawrence Market in Toronto appeared more than two centuries ago - as far back as 1803, and it is still located on the same place. Today, you can buy a variety of provisions, including delicacies. More than 120 large and small companies, farms, fish and meat farms supply to the counters of the St. Lawrence market many kinds of different products - seafood, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, spices and herbs.

St. Lawrence Market occupies two buildings - the farmer's market and an antique bazaar are located in the northern building, and bakeries, deli, restaurants and cafes in the south. The market is surrounded by a large number of cozy cafes, restaurants and bars, avenues of artists and musicians. It often hosts interesting events, street festivals and theater performances.


Date of publication: 17.05.2017