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Mercado de la Ribera Market

  • View of the exterior of the Ribera market, Bilbao ©Turespaña

    View of the exterior of the Ribera market, Bilbao ©Turespaña



Architecture and civil engineering


Siglo XX


Pedro de Ispizua


Calle Ribera, s/n
48005 Bilbao
Vizcaya - Bizkaia, Basque Country
Vizcaya - Bizkaia

Telephone+34 944790695

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It was built in 1929 and covers 10,000 square metres, making it the largest indoor market in Europe.

This unique produce market is in the heart of the Old Town, alongside Bilbao Estuary. It has an eclectic, monumental style, although its character is markedly functional. Inside there are no columns. It is a completely open space and its illumination takes on special importance. The sunlight enters from above and filters through the floors, which are built in a translucent material, providing natural light throughout the building. Outside, the Mercado de la Ribera (riverbank market) has a variety of art deco ornamentation, combining windows, lattice windows, floral decorations and other decorative elements. It is outstanding not only for its beautiful windows, but also for the excellent variety of fish and seafood on sale.

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8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Tuesday to Friday

8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


8:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Free admission

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Paul Gauguin. “Washerwomen in Arles (Laveuses à Arles)”, 1888. Oil on canvas. 74 x 92 cm. (Art Room). © Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

Oct 6, 2018 to Dec 30, 2020


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Richard Artschwager, «Door }», 1983–84. Acrylic and lacquer on wood and glass, metal, two parts. 207.6 x 165.1 x 24.8 cm. Collection Kerstin Hiller and Helmut Schmelzer, on loan to Neues Museum Nürnberg. Photo: Annette Kradisch © Estate of Richard Artschwager, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2020

Feb 29, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020


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Nov 20, 2020 to May 23, 2021


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