We all love to enjoy a good time with friends or family, eating, drinking and having fun… Well, in Cordoba you will find the perfect place to enjoy all of this at the same time, the Victoria Market!
Visiting the Victoria Market is a perfect combination between a delicious and varied gastronomy and the best atmosphere in the city. As it is a Gourmet market, you will find quality in every corner: from the preparation of exquisite dishes to the service of its staff. Here you can enjoy delicious local, national and international dishes. Moreover, if you are looking for a good time, Mercado Victoria will offer you the best atmosphere of the Cordoban nightlife, with its Premium Sojo Mercado bar.
It is a marvellous market, whose originality and history make it one of the essential places to visit in Cordoba. So don’t miss it and stay with us to learn a little more about this incredible market in the city of Cordoba. Let’s get started!
The Mercado Victoria was the first gastronomic market to open its doors in Andalusia. It was inaugurated on the 1st of May 2013 and has a space for enjoyment around gastronomy, culture and leisure. It occupies the site of the old Caseta del Círculo de la Amistad, a zinc-covered structure that was erected on the Paseo de la Victoria as a fair booth for the members of the Círculo de la Amistad. It was the oldest stand at the Cordoba Fair, dating back to 1877, as it is worth noting that the Cordoba Fair was held in the Victoria Gardens until 1994, when it was moved to El Arenal, its current location.
At that time, there were no walls on the forged roof, which were replaced by tarpaulins. However, it was not until 1918 that a pseudo-Mudejar style masonry structure was added, designed by the architect Adolfo Castiñeyra.
It is a place with a fascinating history of evolution written on its walls over the years that will undoubtedly win your heart.
The gastronomic markets are considered by businessmen as a great bet for leisure, since at the same time they enrich their restaurant offer. It is a mixture of success and great attraction, as it not only combines leisure with gastronomy, but it is also a space for interpersonal relations and exchanges, something that is highly valued and welcomed by the public.
Cordoba currently has three gastronomic markets: El Mercado Victoria, Los Patios de la Marquesa and Ágora Brillante. The Victoria Market is the first gastronomic market in the city of Cordoba, and even in Andalusia. It has a wide variety and multitude of gastronomic stalls where you can enjoy delicious food and typical dishes from Cordoba, Spain and all over the world.
Are you going to miss the first gastronomic market in Andalusia? Don’t miss it!
The Victoria Market has more than 20 stalls scattered throughout the market where you can try everything from the most typical dishes of Cordovan cuisine, such as salmorejo or flamenquines, to typical dishes from other countries around the world, such as Argentinean empanadas, Venezuelan arepas, Japanese delicacies, etc. All you need to do is choose what you want to try and sit down at any of the tables set up throughout the market.
Some of the stalls not to be missed are: La Salmoreteca, a kitchen dedicated entirely to the most traditional typical Cordovan dish, which innovates with products and elaborations, finding us numerous varieties of salmorejo; the COVAP stall, which has the best products from the Pedroches valley; Raza & Dehesa, 100% local meat which you can eat there grilled with various sauces or you can take away and prepare to your liking at home; and Oysters & Mallorca, where you can enjoy an excellent combination of oysters and French champagne.
Visiting the Victoria Market is like travelling the world through its incredible, rich and varied gastronomy.
This market has long opening hours. It opens at 08:00 in the morning with coffee, toast and orange juice ready for all those who want to have breakfast until 22:30 at night. If you would like to visit its gastronomic stalls and have tapas, the opening hours are from 12:30 noon to midnight. It is also worth mentioning that it has a delivery service, so if you want to order some of the most delicious dishes in the market and have them delivered to your home, don’t think twice, because it is open from 12:30 midday to midnight. In case you want to enjoy a bit of their Bar Premiun Sojo market, it is open from 11:00 hours to 02:00 hours.
As you know, El Mercado Victoria has a very long opening hours so you have no excuse not to come, we are waiting for you!
The Victoria Market is in an unbeatable location, in the middle of the beautiful and spacious Victoria Gardens, and only 5 minutes walk from the historic centre of Cordoba, the Renfe train and bus station and the city centre. So, if you are not too far from there, we recommend the option of walking, as you can take a nice and appetizing walk through the city of Cordoba and enjoy its wonderful views.
If you want to go by bus, there are several bus lines that leave you just a few steps away from the Mercado Victoria: line 2, line 6, line N, line T and line 02. All these stops are about 3 minutes away from the market once you get off the bus.
On the other hand, if you want to go in a motorised vehicle, you can park in any car park in the two main avenues that surround the market, which are “Avenida de República Argentina” and “Paseo de la Victoria”.
Or if you feel like cycling, it’s a great idea as you’ll help reduce pollution and there’s bike parking right in front of the front door, isn’t it?
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