The Ribera Market sitting grandly again

After 3 years of reconstruction, the Ribera Market is sitting grandly again along the riverfront in the Old Quarter of Bilbao. They just opened up the last part that was still being restored. December 7th 2012 was the day and I was there, of course!.

Food holds a special place in Bilbainos’ hearts, and the market is a reference for most of us. I love coming to this place …. I always have to get my freshly fish and vegetables.

The Ribera Market is a great place to visit for anyone interested in food. If you are a food-lover, cook or just a visitor to Bilbao, don’t miss it! It is opened Monday through Saturday.

Here you have some pics. I hope you like them!

Located: Ribera, 20, 48005 Bilbao
Tram: La Ribera stop
Open: Monday – Saturday from 8am

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Basque farmer markets

Local farmer markets, where Basque food products can be seen and sampled amid traditional celebrations, are very popular during the summertime. Last Sunday, I came across one of those markets in Barakaldo, a town in the metropolitan area of Bilbao, half way between Bilbao and its harbor. Barakaldo was celebrating its annual local festival.Who doesn’t love farm fresh fruit and veggies? I sure do! I love wandering farmer markets and the charm that comes from the opportunity to meet the farmers face to face. The other day the market was teamed with stands and people. Everything looked so wonderful. I had to keep reminding myself not to spend a lot of money. Even so, I couldn’t resist and I bought a few things!I captured a few images from the time spent there to share with you.I hope you enjoy watching this exhibition revolving around fresh fruits, veggies, beans, baked goods, flowers, all sorts of cheeses, honey, handmade soaps made with the purest of essential oils, wines and so on.You’re welcome to visit us. Bilbao Greeters will be more than happy to go with you. Weekend markets are very popular during the summertime.

I look forward to reading all the comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them.

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