Santa Caterina Market
(34) 93 – 319 5740
Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain
7:30 – 14:00 Monday
7:30 – 15:30 Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
7:30 – 20:00 Thursday & Friday
Santa Caterina Market, is the oldest covered food market in Barcelona, it was built in1865 on the site of the Convent of Santa Caterina.
It was remodeled in 2005, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, into a modern structure with a mosaic tile undulated roof.
We like the Santa Caterina Market as it is much less touristic then the Boqueria. Here you actually see locals byung groceries – as supposed to the Boqueria’s packs of bus tourists!
The wares are pure Cataluña, with fresh seafood in all its forms dominating the scene. If you are lucky enough to have a kitchen in Barcelona, The Santa Caterina food market is a great place to stock up!
cintas (cepola macrophthalma)
Photo © Maimon
Hundred Avenue Mall Shimbo-cho 1-1a
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
11:00 – 22:00 Daily
Kadıköy is a lovely district on the Asian side near the mouth of the Bosphorus on the north coast of the Sea of Marmara. It sits near the anciant site of Chalcedon and is a must visit! Regretfully, we left Kadıköy to the end of our journey and had limited time. We had just enough to realize that on our next visit to Istanbul, Kadıköy is where we will spend most of our time; in the small streets and some of the best food shopping in the city!
Kadıköy is a labyrinth of lively cobbled streets and small buildings with cafes, restaurants, book stores, antique shops or simply stalls selling the freshest produce we saw.
In the street markets, there are a couple of places not to miss:
The Şekerci Cafer Erol – a wonderful candy store and the famous Ciya
It very easy to get to Kadıköy by ferry; so do it soon after you arrive to Istanbul !!