The Galicia province of Spain is known for its green fields, impressive coastline, and stunning megaliths. Luckily, when the sightseeing gets to be too much, you’ll find that Galicia also offers wonderful shopping. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for souvenirs, presents for friends back home, or goodies for yourself!
1. Mercado de Abastos de Santiago
Mercado de Abastos is known as the best food market in Galicia. This is a great place to spend time sampling local snacks, as an exciting alternative to spending money at a restaurant. There are over 300 stalls, so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to explore the market thoroughly. If you’re a daring eater, be sure to try pulpo a fiera, an enticing local octopus dish.
- Name: Mercado de Abastos de Santiago
- Opening hour: Opens at 7 a.m.
- Website: mercadodeabastosdesantiago.com
2. Bazar de Pepe
This cute shop is every artistic-minded tourist’s dream. Browse the hundreds of art prints on display. El Bazar de Pepe has prints of everything from famous works by well-known artists to less recognizable gems.
- Name: El Bazar de Pepe
- Address: Rúa Real, 80, 15003 Coruña (A), A Coruña, Spain
- Opening hour: Opens at 10 a.m. & Closed Sundays
- Phone: +34 981 22 31 62
3. Libreria Cao
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Libreria Cao is known as one of the best bookstores in Galicia. Many staff members speak English, making it particularly inviting to tourists. They were established in 1948, making them one of the oldest bookshops in the region. They have a section of discounted books for four euros apiece.
- Name:Libreria Cao / Libros Cao
- Address: Calle Sarmiento 10, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
- Phone: +34 986 85 53 74
- Website: http://www.caolibros.com/
4. Maow Studio and Shop
Maow Studio and Shop is nothing if not adorable. Think flowers, cats and quirky illustrations. This is the perfect place to find cute, unique treasures. They sell stationery, interior decor, gifts, books, magazines and more. Additionally, Maow occasionally offers fun workshops where you can learn to make crafts using products they sell like chalk paint.
- Name:Maow Studio and Shop
- Address: Rúa San Andrés, 104, 15003 A Coruña, Spain
- Phone: +34 635 53 16 58
- Website: http://www.maowdesign.com/
5. Centro Principe
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Centro Principe in Vigo is one of the best shopping centers in the region. It is located in a large building on the edge of town, by the sea and offers amazing panoramic views you’ll be hard-pressed to find in any other shopping mall. Centro Principe has a variety of stores, from big chains like Sephora to more niche, locally run shops.
- Name:Centro Principe
- Address: Rúa do Príncipe, 51, 36202 Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
- Phone: +34 986 11 33 37
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You can visit Zara in any major European city, but visiting the store in Galicia is special because it was founded in this region (in Arteixo)! You’ll find sophisticated clothing for any occasion — casual, dressy or professional. Don’t miss the shoes, bags and accessories, which are also lovely.
- Name: Zara
- Address: Marineda City, Avenida Arteixo, 43, 15008 A Coruña, Spain
- Phone: +34 981 63 22 18
- Website: www.zara.com
7. Artesania Nazaret
Artesania Nazaret is an excellent place to get to know Galicia’s artisan culture a little better. As the name suggests, they carry beautiful artisan nativity scenes. They also have other local handicrafts. A souvenir purchased here is certain to become a treasured family heirloom.
- Name: Artesania Nazaret
- Address: Rúa Ventura Misa, 51, 36300 Baiona ( Santa María P ), Pontevedra, Spain
- Phone: +34 986 35 77 26
Whether you buy a new outfit a Zara, a pretty coffee mug at Maow, or even if you just spend an afternoon browsing at Centro Principe, we hope you find this list of the top seven shopping destinations in Galicia helpful.
Have a good trip and travel!