ORDIZIA MARKET

Ordizia Market

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Since the first market gatherings around the Shrine of San Bartolomé, Ordizia market has been a witness to the development of the town itself and to numerous anecdotes and events occurring around it.

One of these events is most certainly the fire that destroyed the town in 1512. Following this tragic event, Queen Joanna 'the Mad' of Castile granted Ordizia ‘the royal authority so that it could hold a weekly street market every Wednesday of the year’. It was probably this that gave the final impetus for the market to take hold and continue on to this day. With many ups and downs in its existence, the market finally took hold definitively in the eighteenth century, and the arrival of the railway in the 1860s was a huge boost to both the market and the municipality.

In 1925 – in response to many needs and requests – the unique concrete structure still covers Nagusia Square was built.

Thus, based on the weight of history and tradition, Ordizia market has become a benchmark for the region's agricultural products: native fruits and vegetables, Idiazábal cheese and lamb, among other products.