29. 05. 2019

Mercados: Big city markets that bring style to cities and attract new customers

Mercado means market and its origin was in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. The unique and exciting feeling in these places makes people to come back and explore again and again. Take a look at how mercados can positively impact the vibe of a city.

Mercado Central Valencia

Located near the Santos Juanes Church and built in Valencian Art Nouveau style, this is one of the largest in Europe. Its two floors offer 8,000 sq m of souvenir shops, restaurants and fresh food. It is a Spanish Property of Cultural Interest and almost 100 years old.

Mercado Central de Santiago

In the capital of Chile is a historical monument that was built in 1872 after the Plaza del Abasto was destroyed by fire.. Look for 21 de Mayo 816 Street and you will find a bustling place full of greengrocers, confectioneries, liquor stores, fishmongers, cheese and dairy products plus a lot more.

Mercado Jamaica

Located southeast of the historic centre, this traditional public market was built in the 1950s  and is widely known for the flowers and plants available there. Besides the large number of souvenir and food shops, you can choose from about 5,000 different types of flowers. In Spanish, Jamaica means hibiscus.

The Mercat de la Boqueria

This municipal market is officially known as Mercat de San Josep and is located on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. It is an ideal place to buy fruit and vegetables and in recent years it has become a popular tourist attraction. This place is one of the most iconic places in Barcelona and is home to around 300 stands.

Mercado de San Miguel

At over 100 years old, this market stands out as one of the world’s main gastro markets. People from all over the world come here to taste all sorts of Spanish dishes and sweets. The market is located on Plaza de San Miguel and is open year round.

Mercado do Bolhão

This market was established in 1914. It is located in the city centre and holds the ‘essence’ of the city within its walls. It specializes in meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Besides fresh produce and typical products, you can also find there many traditional shops full of authentic souvenirs. It’s a must-see when visiting Porto.

Become a part of the place where the fresh food market plays a main role and attracts tens of thousands of visitors daily.

We understand that the presence of a marketplace like this makes Nivy Station unique and promises a continuous stream of new and recurring customers. If you are looking for a place to expand your business, take advantage of this high potential place that combines a bus station, a fresh market, a lifestyle shopping zone and a beautiful rooftop garden.

For further information about the possibility of having your retail business at Nivy Station, don’t hesitate to contact us at retail@hbreavis.com.


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