The most interesting markets in the world
All we periodically go to the markets, but sometimes do not think about how exotic and unusual they may be. We suggest to familiarize with the most extraordinary markets in the world.
Queen Victoria Market, Australia
Queen Victoria Market, also known as Vic Market, located in one of Melbourne's business district. Impressive market age - more than 130 years - speaks for itself: still Bazaar is a favorite place for both locals and tourists alike. Under commercial space allocated order of 7 hectares, and solar panels mounted on a roof. And here you can buy unusual for us kangaroo meat or koala.
Kashgar market, China
Kashgar market is open every Sunday for the past centuries. He impresses with its size and the variety of goods. And of course, authenticity: so far the goods here are delivered with the help of donkeys and carts. After a hike on this market will be no need somewhere something to buy more, as it often happens - you can find here not only the traditional fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices, but also more exotic products such as skewers of lamb.
Unlike traditional Sunday market in Kashgar, the Viktualienmarkt is open every day except Sundays and holidays. The name of the place comes from the Latin victus - product margin. The market covers an area comparable in size to three football fields, and his age is over 200 years old. In the center of the Viktualienmarkt it is "May pole." It serves as the main reference market and is a pine trunk, painted in white and blue and decorated with flags and ribbons. On a variety of products, the market easily surpass modern supermarkets.
Castries Market, St. Lucia
Castries Market is located near the central square of the city of the same name. Due to the awe-inspiring size and many shopping malls do not notice it will be difficult. In addition to the traditional products, the market affects primarily the variety of tropical fruits: avocado, mango, breadfruit. Furthermore, among the different products you can find workshops of local craftsmen who work on products in front of the visitors.
Borough Market, England
One of the most famous markets in the world is literally in the heart of the British capital, not far from London Bridge. Market history goes back more than 250 years. From Sunday to Wednesday here held trade, and in the remaining days of the week sellers do not deny myself the pleasure of how to bargain with the public. Yet no one gourmet did not leave the market empty-handed: vegetables, fruit and pastries are combined here with the wild boar sausages and hamburgers with the ostrich.
St. Lawrence Market, Canada
Food market in downtown Toronto was opened over 200 years ago and since then has not changed location. are trading more than 120 companies on its territory, and the market itself consists of three buildings. The locals especially appreciate the rich variety of delicacies and national products. Surrounding area because of the market has become a center of attraction of representatives of the street culture, as well as taken a liking to its various entertainment venues.
English Market, Ireland
Market in the city of Cork began its work in 1788, and named it owes its founders: at the time of the market it was managed by the Protestants, who, according to the ideas of residents of Cork is "English." Thus, in Ireland, and there was the English Market. Now he is one of the main attractions of the city. Bazaar is famous for its meat and fish shops, and, of course, not without its national products "oily" eggs, black pudding and blood sausage.
Floating market Cai Rang, Vietnam
Cai Rang market for its strategic purpose is no different from all other markets, but for tourists Cai Rang foremost attraction. Because the corridor, which runs the trade, do not form the shop traders and boats filled with goods. Floating Market starts at five in the morning, and by noon all of the best products have already been bought.
Boqueria Market, Spain
Boqueria market, also known as Sant Josep, located in Barcelona, and the first records of it date back to 1217 year! market building covers 2,500 square meters, the entrance is decorated with fanciful mosaics of glass. When you first visit the ranks of seafood, fruits and spices may seem endless, and it seems to be far from the truth: the range is enormous. In addition, around the market are small bars where you can eat and good taste the famous Spanish wine Blanco.
Flower Market, France
A riot of colors on the main street in Nice - this is not a festival and not fair, it is the flower market, working for more than 150 years. It is included in the city tour, visiting him with joy, not only for shopping but also for entertainment. In addition to flowers, you can find almost all the traditional goods markets. However, before you opt for a particular counter, it is necessary to walk along the entire market.
Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan
Located in central Tokyo market is one of the main attractions for foreign tourists. There are more than 400 kinds of seafood, and their turnover is more than 2000 tons per day. The impressive thing is unloading and tuna auction: auction houses estimate the value brought fish, so do consumers. After bidding tuna Party sent either on the shelves for cutting and subsequent sale, or follow up with sellers from further bidding elsewhere. The only inconvenience for tourists: the market starts to work at five in the morning to 11 in the morning most of the shops have closed.
The Grand Bazaar, Turkey
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and is one of its main attractions. Market History begins the countdown to 1461, and now under its roof are more than 5,000 stores. In them you can find almost everything, but for the guests of special value are shops with original Turkish sweets and snacks. Thanks to long-standing fame, visits the market a huge number of tourists (about 400 thousand people every day), so compared to the rest of the shopping arcade of the city on the Great Bazaar prices somewhat overstated.
Kreta Ayer, Singapore
Literally, the name of this market translates as "wet," and that there is an explanation: the workers are constantly sprinkled the floor with water to wash away dirt and debris. The market is located in the Chinese quarter of the city which is probably why the traditional products are safely coexist snakes, turtles, stingrays and Chinese herbs.
Mercado Central, Chile
Mercado Central Market is located in the center of Santiago and also has a long history. In 1864, the old market building burned down, resulting in the 1868 meters was a new built, which became one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The market is famous for its variety of seafood, especially the exotic names of which remain a mystery at all. Currently, there is not only the market, but also many shops and cafes. Locals happy to come here on the weekends, and tourists are amazed diversity and cheapness of food.