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Inspirational Photos: Markets from Around the World

- Melanie Zieba,

Nothing gives you a taste of the local culture of a place like their markets do. From food, to antique, to night and flea markets, here is just a small sampling of the many great markets around the globe.

Now I don’t have to tell you, this list is by no means complete. If you know of a great market I’ve missed, please leave a comment and tell us about it.

Grand Bazaar: Istanbul, Turkey

Camden Lock Market: London, England

Izmailovsky Market: Moscow, Russia

St. Lawrence Market: Toronto, Canada

San Telmo Antique Market: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Temple Street Night Market: Hong Kong, China

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen: Paris, France

Chatuchak Market: Bangkok, Thailand

Dresden Christmas Market: Dresden, Germany

Chandni Chowk Market: New Delhi, India

El Rastro: Madrid, Spain

Tsukiji Fish Market: Tokyo, Japan

  1. amyfabulous says:

    Wow, what a cool post! I’d like to add:
    La Boqueira – Barcelona, Spain http://www.boqueria.info/Eng/index.php

    Fresh fruit and vegetable stands, freshly squeezed juices for $3 and lively oyster and beer bars. A must visit when in Barcelona.

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  3. nadia says:

    It’s is really cool how the types of market found in each city is reflective of it’s culture, lifestyle and values. I really want to visit El Rastro in Madrid with all the antique musical instruments. What a great souvenir!

  4. Nicolb says:

    Queen St. Market in Melbourne, Australia

    Tons of fruit and vegetable stands, street vendors, live music, and street restaurants. Great shopping too!

  5. Anne says:

    While all of Goa, India, is pretty much an ideal marketplace for tourists, I found Panaji (or panjim as its called by locals) to have the most eclectic amounts of well, everything; from foods to clothes to artwork. it was beautiful!