Shopping and Eating in Murcia, Spain
Murcia is one of the largest cities in the country of Spain.
Shopping in Murcia
It is not without reason that Murcia is mentioned as the best shopping area in Costa Blanca / Costa Calida. Every day, more and more people make their shopping trip to the city. For locals, stores like IKEA are popular, while long-term tourists, especially Brits, think it’s good to be able to shop products from home.
You can do more shopping in Murcia, but maybe the street Calle Jabonerias may be the place to start? You will find the street in the center of Murcia and in addition to the regular shops there are many designer shops.
Many Scandinavians like to shop at El Corte Ingles, which is perhaps the most famous shopping center in Spain. You will find El Corte Ingles in Avenida de la Libertad street.
Markets in Murcia
There are several local markets in Murcia defined by AbbreviationFinder. And not least, the food markets are for tourist attractions to count. The area around Murcia is known for olives. Both green and black olives are a delight to the palate. It is not without reason that Murcia regularly organizes “olive-stone-spit-competitions”.
Merrcadillo de La Fama, located on the street Avenida de La Fama, is the largest market with more than 600 sales stalls. Here everything is sold, ie shoes, clothes, leashes, meats, fruits, vegetables etc. etc.
Merrcadillo de La Fama is open on Thursdays and from about 0730 to 1400.
On the same day, the Mercao Santa Maria de Gracia market holds sales on Calle Auditorium. Here are about 160 sales stalls and the opening hours are at the same time as Merrcadillo de La Fama.
Veronicas Market is located at Plano de San Francisco. Opening hours are 0900 to 1500, (all days except Sundays). Veronica’s market is a great food market where you can also buy something to eat and drink from the local specialties.
We also include the flea market on Calle Alcalde Gaspar de La Peña, 3. Here you can buy all the marvelous collectibles that you did not know you missed, along with the usual amount of clothes, books, shoes and other debris and fast. Open on Sundays from 0900 to 1400.
Eating in Murcia
Tapas bars and restaurants can be found all over the city, but in the historic center, such as in and near the Plaza de Santo Domingo, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Belluga, you will find the best.
If you want to try out one of the typical dishes of the region, try Gazpacho de Yecia. The dish consists of cooked vegetables added to rabbit, rapeseed chicken or chicken. Lamb chops with garlic are also recommended.
Murcia also has first-class oranges, lemons, apricots and peaches, so choose a fruit salad for dessert!
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