Twelve of the Best European Markets

Here are some of the best European markets, collated from travel tips by members of the Europe a la Carte blogging team.

Alkmaar Cheese Market, The Netherlands

Although Amanda acknowledges that the Cheese Market in Alkmaar, around 20 miles from Amsterdam, is a bit of tourist show, it’s still some colourful, if staged, fun.

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Alkmaar Cheese Market by Morisius cosmonaut

Annecy Market, France

Some say that Annecy’s Sunday market is the best market in France. Kimberly wasn’t sure about that claim but was certainly charmed by the setting of the market along the narrow streets and bridges of this medieval town.

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Annecy Market by wilij

Atanzaras Market, Malaga Spain

This market is one of my ten things to do in Malaga. I loved the stained glass window in the fish hall.

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The beautiful stained glass window in fish section of Atanzaras Market

Borough Market. London, UK

London’s Borough Market is located close to London Bridge station. The market’s origins can be traced to medieval times but it’s been in this spot since the mid 18th century. Neha points out that is weatherproof under the wrought iron roof.

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Borough Market London by Aurelien Guichard

Bouqeria Market, Barcelona, Spain

The Boqueria market is one of the best known Spanish food markets. Amanda, Lindsay and I have all been there. Lot of locals shop here but there plenty of tourists wandering around too.

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Fish stall at Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Campo de’Fiori Market in Rome, Italy

Heather recommends a visit to Rome’s Campo de Fiori Market whether purchasing for immediate consumption or for a foodie souvenir or gift to take home.

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Campo de’Fiori Market in Rome by Salvatore Freni

Dolac Farmer’s Market, Zagreb, Croatia

Neha tells us that the Dolac Farmer’s Market selling fresh, local produce, under distinctive red parasols for more than eighty years.

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Dolac Farmer’s Market in Zagreb by monroet21

Greenwich Food Market,London, UK

Greenwich Food Market is Sian’s local London market. I must go there if I’m in south London, as the the bakery stands look very tempting.

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Greenwich Food Market in London by Sian Meades

Hotgorshallen Market, Stockhom, Sweden

Marcus is a fan of the Hotgorshallen Market in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, for quick, portable bites from a global selection of foods.

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Hotogorshallen Market in Stockholm by hagge

Las Palmas Market, Gran Canaria, Spain

The market is one of the my seven things to do in Las Palmas, the capital city of Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands.

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Las Palmas Market in Gran Canaria

Portobello Market, London, UK

Neha fell in love with London’s Portobello Market in Notting Hill, due in part to its quirkiness. However she advises caution at the Antiques Market, as she found some items to be a bit over-priced.

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Portobello Market in London by Arroz con Nori

Vieste Food Market, Puglia, Italy

Kimberly describes some of the local specialities for sale at the Vieste Market on the Gargano peninsula in southern Italy.  Although the rings pictured below may like doughnuts they are in fact rings of smoked mozzarella made from buffalo milk.

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Vieste Market by Kimberly Sullivan

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