Grocery Shopping in Spain

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    Burgos Municipal Food Market

    Burgos Municipal Food Market
    Celebrating 40 Years in 2007 Entrance to Burgos Municipal Food Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    Fresh Foods in the Markets of Spain

    Grocery shopping in Spain can be a different experience, especially if you skip the large supermarkets and go directly to the municipal markets. This gallery shows photos of both municipal market stalls, as well as some parts of a modern supermarket. In the market, you will see many small proprietors' stalls, each selling their individual specialty - meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, ham, cheese and sausage makers, bakeries and seafood. The modern...MORE supermarket meat and seafood departments are patterned after the fresh markets.

    The city of Burgos has a municipal food market in the city center that was recently renovated. Pictured here is the banner at the entrance as one is taken up the escalator. Although there are many supermarkets in the city, the municipal food market is still alive and well, attracting many shoppers who live in the downtown area.

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    Burgos Municipal Market

    Burgos Municipal Food Market - Center Courtyard
    Center Courtyard with Tables to Eat Burgos Municipal Food Market - Center Courtyard. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    The market is built around a large glass dome and in the center, there are tables where customers can take a break and enjoy a snack or cup of coffee before continuing their shopping trip.

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    A Typical Vendor Stall

    Grocery Shopping in Spain's Food Markets
    Serrano Ham, Sausage, Lunch Meat and Cheese Grocery Shopping in Spain's Food Markets. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    This is a typical vendor stall you might see in any Spanish market. Cured meats, sausages, hams, and cheese are available, as well as a variety of canned goods such as olives, capers, tuna, etc.

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    Fresh Meat at the Butcher Stall

    Butcher Stall in Food Market
    Fresh Meat Ready to be Cut Butcher Stall in Food Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    The case of meat is fresh and the butcher is ready to cut as much as you'd like. Simply give him or her your order and it will be cut as you like - and trimmed of fat as well.

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    Large Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market

    Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market
    Mary Carmen's Stall Large Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    This vendor's stall is large and has a long display case with many varieties of cheeses and sausages. 

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    Another View of Large Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market

    Another View of Large Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market (c) 2007
    Another View of Large Cheese and Sausage Stall in Market. Lisa Sierra

    Another view from the other end of the large cheese and sausage stall in the Market

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    Morcillas, Chorizo and Sausage Vendor in Burgos Market

    Morcillas, Chorizo and Sausage Vendor in Market
    Morcillas, Chorizo and Sausage Vendor in Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    Another morcilla, chorizo and sausage vendor in the market in Burgos. It's impossible not to feel a little hungry! Every stall is neat and clean, too.

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    Hand-Made Spanish Bread - Pan Artesano

    Hand-Made Spanish Bread - Pan Artesano
    Bakery Stall in Burgos Market Hand-Made Spanish Bread - Pan Artesano. Lisa Sierra (c) 2007

    Hand-made Spanish bread, or pan artesano, is for sale at this bakery stall in Burgos. What a delicious selection of rustic bread - and all of it is fresh. Who needs more? Grab a "stick" and start eating.

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    Ham (Jamon) and Spanish Sausage Case in Market

    Jamon and Spanish Sausage Case in Market
    Close-up of Cured Meats Jamon and Spanish Sausage Case in Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    A close up of cured meats. These ham and Spanish sausages are available in the markets.

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    Fresh Tuna (Bonito) in Grocery Market

    Fresh Tuna - Bonito in Market
    Fresh Tuna - Bonito in Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    Tuna is a very popular fish in Spain and is called "Bonito" in Spanish.

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    Fresh Anchovies, Trout and Other Fishes in Spanish Market

    Fish in Spanish Market
    Fish in Spanish Market (c) 2008. Lisa Sierra

    Fresh anchovies (boquerones), trout (trucha), salmon and other varieties of fish are available in a Spanish market

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    Monkfish (Rape) in Spanish Market

    Monkfish (Rape) in Spanish Market
    Monkfish - Ugly, but Delicious Fish Monkfish (Rape) in Spanish Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    Monkfish is one of the ugliest fish, but a popular and delicious fish.

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    Fresh Hake (Merluza) in Spain

    Fresh Hake (Merluza) in Spanish Market
    Fresh Hake (Merluza) in Spanish Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    Merluza, ("hake" in English) is a tasty and popular fish in Spain. It is also available in the US, although it can be expensive.

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    Vegetable Stall in Spanish Market

    Vegetable Stall in Spanish Market
    Fresh Vegetables and Fruit Vegetable Stall in Spanish Market. Lisa Sierra (c) 2008

    Fresh vegetables and fruit are for sale at a stall in the Spanish market.