Who doesn’t love a market?
There's a proliferation of supermarket chains everywhere, but markets play an important role in any city or neighbourhood.
Markets are a great way to soak up local colour and feel the pulse of a place.
This is where you can pick up locally-grown produce in the open-air, usually directly from the people who have cultivated it.
Markets are also a meeting place, bringing people together.
Most cities and towns in Istria have a permanent market (tržnica in Croatian) which is usually open daily, or 6 days a week.
But there are also several monthly markets which take place on a determined day in several towns across Istria. At these markets there are not only local farmers selling the fruits of their land but also itinerant traders who sell things like clothes, footwear and household items. I had written about Pazin’s monthly market in a previous post.
Here’s a list of the monthly markets in towns across Istria:
Bale – 2nd Saturday
Barban – 2nd Saturday
Buzet – 1st Friday, 3rd Thursday
Labin – 3rd Wednesday
Motovun – 3rd Monday
Pazin – 1st Tuesday
Rovinj – last Friday
Svetivinčenat – 3rd Saturday
Sveta Nedelja – 1st Thursday
Višnjan – last Thursday
Vodnjan – 1st Saturday
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