By Katie Barr
Half the fun of travelling the world is the chance to immerse yourself in a new culture. There’s no better place to do it than at the market. Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 best markets around the world so you shop like a local.
Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria (La Boqueria), Barcelona
One of the oldest markets in the world, La Boqueria has provided the people of Barcelona with the freshest ingredients since the 13th century. With almost 200 stalls, it is one of the most popular markets in all of Spain. Here, locals and tourists alike shop for traditional Spanish and Catalan cuisine, while sampling exotic specialties like beetles or worms.
Ladies Market, Hong Kong
Named for the 100 plus stalls of clothing, accessories, and cosmetics available to women of all ages this market continues on for more than half a mile. But don’t be fooled by the name—Ladies Market has something for everyone, from whizzing and beeping gadgets and gizmos to clothing and faux designer items for men and women. This market is famous for its wide array of, well, everything.
Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
Jam-packed with hundreds of stalls, throngs of locals and tourists bargaining, Petaling Street is known for its wide and varied selection of clothing, crafts, electronics, and souvenirs. There are also dozens of restaurants and food stalls where visitors can enjoy traditional Malaysian staples, such as barbecued fish and curry noodles.
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