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Mercado de la Ribera

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The 'Mercado de la Ribera' or Ribera Market, is a market square located in Bilbao, capital of the Basque Province of Viscay, in the north of Spain. It is on the right bank of the Nervion River next to Casco Viejo. It has a built area of 10.000 square meters which makes it the biggest covered market in Europe. inside it, there are stalls that sell different products mostly fresh produce. Throughout the market you can find fish markets, butcher's and green grocer's. There is also a part of the market for the local farmer's products.


The Ribera Market is located on Ribera St., on the bank of the Nervion River. On the site of the old grand square. Next to it is the Church of San Antón. The Ribera St. is between the banks of the river and the buildings of the Old Town, also known as the "Siete Calles" in Spanish or "Zazpi kaleak" in Basque that is he main commercial area of the city. To get to it you can use different forms of public transport, underground, tram and bus. The narrow gauge Euskotren train station is 3 minutes from the market.

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One of its many merits is to have been recognized in 1990 as the most complete municipal food market by the Guinness Book of Records. Another one is being the largest in terms of traders and stalls and the biggest covered market as regards space in the whole of Europe, with a surface area of 10,000 square metres. Refurbishment work began mid-2009 aimed at renewing its structure, stalls and services in order to remain a reference for shoppers in the 21st century. Life and business have never stopped in this space where more than 60 merchants manage to provide customers with the finest produce at the best price: meat, fruit, shellfish, cheeses, cooked meats, frozen food, mushrooms and fungi...


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