The new habits of consumers have caused that, for some years, many traditional supply markets have had to reinvent themselves.
There are fewer and fewer regular customers who come to the square to buy fresh, quality products, so merchants’ associations and local administrations have seen a solution in the gourmet markets.The traditional stalls of fruit and vegetables, fish or butcher shops coexist today with bars, cafeterias or cocktail bars.In addition, they have reformed the decoration, the lighting and even the opening hours to the public.
In Seville there are 5 gastronomic markets where you can buy and eat: the Calle Feria market , the Triana market , the Lonja del Barranco market , the Arenal market and the Encarnacion market.
1. Fair Market
In the Casco Antiguo District is the Lonja de la Feria Market.After a great reform it has been transformed into a special place with a unique environment . You can buy top quality products at their stalls, as well as at the bars of La Lonja de Feria, which opens at noon and at night in the center of the market. Cerveceria , a gastrobar, pizzeria and a gourmet restaurant await the visitor.
The Lonja de la Feria Market is on Calle Feria . Telephones : 687 282 474, 656 958 620, 637 437 110 or 699 06 98 32.
2. Lonja del Barranco Market
In the tourist center of the city of Seville, next to the Guadalquivir river, near the Maestranza and next to Triana, the Lonja del Barranco has become a must for tourists and Sevillians.
It has 20 stalls with a wide gastronomic variety made up of more than 150 culinary proposals that include appetizers, tapas and desserts.
La Lonja del Barranco is located in a monumental building designed by Gustave Eiffel , and which, from its construction, in 1883, and until 1970, was used as a wholesale fish market and market, being the only iron market in Seville.that has come down to our days. It opens from Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 00:00 and Friday and Saturday , from 10:00 to 02:00.
3. Triana Market
The Triana market is one of the most popular and colorful food markets in Seville. On its ground floor are the remains of the Castle of San Jorge , seat of the old inquisitorial court.Affected by the continuous abandonment and successive floods of the Guadalquivir, in 1823 the market, popularly known as Plaza de Abastos, was installed on its site.
The Triana Market is located in the heart of the neighborhood, next to the bridge that connects it to Seville and at the point ofconfluence of the most typical streets of the neighborhood (San Jacinto, Betis and Castilla). Walking through the network of corridors is quite an experience since theauthentic atmosphere and its essence have not been lost despite the reforms to adapt to the current lifestyle.
The stalls of fruits , vegetables, meats, cured meats, pickles, spices, fish and seafood continue along with natural products of artisan manufacture such as bakery, brewery, juice bar or takeaway.
Complete its leisure and culture offer with more than 10 stalls dedicated to restaurants, from the traditional tapas of Seville, to vegetarian and international food, passing through an oyster shop . Among the most innovative projects we find an old theater, a cooking school and soon a toy library.
The market is in Plaza del Altozano, s/n . Business hours :Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00, and leisure and restaurant stalls : Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 00:00 and Sundays and holidays, from 12:00 to 17 :00.
4. Mercado del Arenal
The Arenal market is located in the center of Seville , next to the Maestranza bullring,specifically, on Pastor y Landero street. The site occupies the grounds of the old convent (and later prison) of El Populo. The current building is by the famous Sevillian architect Juan Talavera y Heredia.
The building was completed in 1947 , which makes it the largest The site occupies the grounds of the old convent (and later prison) of El Populo. The current building is by the famous Sevillian architect Juan Talavera y Heredia , one of the oldest in the city. In this enclave, traditional stalls such as recovas or fishmongers meet together with others such as organic products and vegans.Although some pleasures have closed, the market takes advantage of the flow of tourists with several bars.
5. Mercado de la Encarnacion
The last of the 5 gastronomic markets is the oldest in Seville.The Encarnacion market dates back to 1842 , the date on which the old market built on the site of a medieval convent was inaugurated .
It is the most rejuvenated in Seville under the umbrella of the Metropol Parasol, known by all Sevillians as Las Setas.Today it has 2,200 square meters of stalls in the form of an island, several restaurant stalls(breweries and tapas bars) and the possibility of visiting the Roman archaeological remains found during the works. Plaza de la Encarnacion, s/n.