Markets and Delicatessens - Tourism in Vitoria-Gasteiz
The markets and shops that are most valued by residents of Vitoria-Gasteiz are also the perfect place to keep up with local trade. Agricultural and livestock products, crafts or gourmet offerings to taste or take away as a souvenir of the best that the city has to offer.
The greatest showcase of typical products and specialities from the region right in the heart of the city and an opportunity to experience local life at street level. What's more, since it was refurbished, it has gastrobars and a panoramic terrace.
Every first Saturday of the month traders from the Medieval Quarter come out onto the streets to exhibit their products. This market also features different activities that link commerce, enogastronomy and culture.
Christmas Agricultural and Craft Market
This is held on the Thursday before Christmas Eve. It's one of the best-loved markets among residents of Vitoria-Gasteiz and it includes a great variety of food products and crafts that are prepared for Christmas.
During the fourth weekend of September, the streets and squares of the Medieval Quarter are transformed to recreate a period in which the capital of Álava was a crossroads between the North and South. Gastronomy from other cultures, local products and shows are all features of one of the city's main events.
On the 25th of July, St James's Day, Vitoria-Gasteiz celebrates Blusa and Neska Day, which is a prelude to the city's local festivals (4th-9th of August). This market is one of the most traditional events of the day, consisting in a multitude of garlic stalls in Portal del Rey, San Francisco and Cuesta de San Francisco Streets.
There are other weekly markets featuring horticultural products and artisanal food products (Simón Bolívar, Santa Bárbara, Lakua-Arriaga). There's also the Transparent Agricultural Market (March and September), without forgetting the traditional Olárizu pilgrimage.
The pedestrian streets in the centre and in the Medieval Quarter are home to the majority of local businesses that specialise in delicatessen products or shops, such as bakeries or wine cellars.
A large number of establishments specialise in high-quality preserves, cold meats or cheeses, some of which have along history in the city.
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