The most impressive fish markets in the world
Typically, fish markets do not receive the status of a local attraction, remaining just a retail outlet. However, there are markets in the world that have rightfully earned popularity among city guests and are included in a mandatory excursion.
⭐Tsukiji, Tokyo is a major tourist attraction in Tokyo for both local and foreign visitors. Tsukiji has earned popularity among city visitors and is included in a mandatory city tour. The area includes retail markets, restaurants and related restaurant supply stores. Until 2018, it was the largest wholesale market for fish and seafood in the world. In Tsukiji, about 1,628 tons of seafood worth 1.6 billion yen ($14 million) can be sold on a typical day.
Tsukiji Market is Japan’s “Food City” where you can find all kinds of traditional Japanese dishes. The streets are lined with wholesale and retail shops, as well as numerous restaurants, and new culinary trends are born here.
⭐La Nueva Viga, Mexico City is the largest seafood market in Mexico and the second largest in the world after the Tsukiji Market in Japan. The market processes 1,500 tons of seafood daily, which is about 60% of the total market volume. Most seafood is distributed in the Mexico City metropolitan area and surrounding states, but there is also distribution to other states and abroad.
⭐Mercamadrid, Madrid is the main wholesale fresh food market in Spain. This is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Serving a zone of influence within a radius of 500 km, it feeds approximately 12 million people. More than 400 different types of fresh fish are sold daily.
⭐Noryajin, Seoul is one of the business cards of the Korean capital, which attracts no less visitors than many world-famous attractions of the city. Opened in 1927. Noryangjin is extremely popular among tourists. The market area has an indescribable smell of the sea and fresh fish; there are more than 800 retail outlets that sell only fish and seafood. Every day at 3 a.m., another show that attracts tourists begins here – a fish auction. Everything that lives in the sea is sold here, and quite cheaply – all types of fish, shrimp, octopus, squid, crabs, sea cucumber, flounder, sea crucian, etc.