Markets are always fascinating places! The market in Oviedo is in the Covered Market in the centre of the old town, but there is also an outdoor market around the corner.
The Mercado El Fontan
I saw the Mercado El Fontan for the first time when I walked down a ‘decorated arcade’ next to the School of Music on the Calle Rosal. The narrow passageway suddenly opens into a corner of the covered market but the more obvious entrance to the market is in the Calle Fontan. Javier Aguirre designed the building in 1882 and now it is managed both as a market, but also as a tourist attraction.
Inside the Covered Market in Oviedo
You can buy any kind of fresh food imaginable in this market! And, amazingly, the fish stalls sell out. We were staying in a hotel and so, sadly, I couldn’t try out any of the goods on offer.
Mercadillo El Fontan
Just found the corner from the covered market is the Flea Market which is advertised as operating on three days a week, but always seemed to be busy when I walked through it. This scene is in the Palazuela de Daoiz e Velarde.
The market in Oviedo is always bustling and a wonderfully interesting point of interest in the old city – don’t miss it. And when I return I will be self-catering!