Located in the southern corner of Bilbao’s Old Town, on the right bank of the Nervion River, is the popular Market La Ribera, also known as Mercado de la Ribera or Ribera Market. Built in 1929 by the architect Pedro Ispizua, the Ribera Market is now located in the same location as a 14th century market. Covering an area of 10,000 square metres, the Ribera Market is known to be the largest indoor market in Europe. A must-visit for foodies, this large market is home to hundreds of stalls displaying a wide selection of fresh produce. Visitors to the market will find a variety of goods ranging from seafood to meats, cheese and vegetables and fruits. It is the ideal place for those looking for the freshest ingredients, and for those looking for the ingredients for Basque gastronomy.
Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 14:00, 17:00 to 19:00 Saturday - 08:00 to 14:30
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, children, families
All of the fresh local produce on sale
Although Muslims visiting the Ribera Market will not be able to find prayer facilities, there are quite a few mosques in the city of Bilbao. These mosques are frequented by the city’s locals, as well as tourists. Mezquita Assalam, Mezquita Badr and Mezquita Al Furqan are three well-known mosques in Bilbao.
While the items found at the Ribera Market may not be certified Halal, Muslim tourists will be able to find the freshest seafood, here. They will also be able to find a variety of delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables. Those looking for Halal restaurants in Bilbao will be able to find quite a number. Al Baraka, Al Yazira and Marhaba are just some of the many Halal restaurants in the city.