Exploring the markets in Europe is a great way to see how the locals live. So what are you waiting for?

Get amongst the hustle and bustle, the bargains and the bartering at some of Europe’s best markets.

Try traditional local dishes and pastries while you wander the colourful market stalls selling treats and artisan crafts.

From the bratwurst in Munich to the leather markets in Florence, take a look at our top 6.

1. Naschmarkt, Vienna

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Looking for a free bite to eat? Naschmarkt is full of food vendors luring you in with their free samples.

It’s so yummy, you’ll probably end up parting with a few euros. With a full belly, continue on to check out the second-hand goods and antiques.

2. Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Stop off in a bar on the side for a quick bit of people watching or explore the beauty of this Spanish market. There’s fresh food galore!

Paella, fruit, vegetables, juices, sweets, chocolate, cheeses and bread. We feel a picnic coming along!

3. Mercato Centrale and Marché de San Lorenzo, Florence

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You’ve got a two-in-one deal here! An indoor food market surrounded by quality leather goods outside.

If you’re still looking for that impossible-to-find souvenir for your mum, you can’t go wrong with some Firenze leather.

4. Camden Market, London

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Lock up your wallets. You’ll be tempted by pretty much every store, no matter what kind of thing you’re into.

After all that hard shopping, treat yourself to a feast from one of the bustling food stalls.

5. Great Market Hall, Budapest

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Shopping + sightseeing = Budapest.

It’s in a prime location in town – making it the perfect pit stop during a day of exploring.

With three floors packed with all kinds of goods, make sure you don’t miss this one.

6. Viktualienmarkt, Munich

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When a market’s based around a bratwurst and beer hub, you can’t really go wrong!

With locals settling in for their first beer at 10am, you know it’s the place to be. Plus, there’s plenty of fresh food, homemade trinkets and souvenirs on offer here. Something for everyone!

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Lauryn Wilson
Originally from Sydney, Lauryn caught the travel bug after a history trip to Europe and a year living in the UK. 19 Countries later, the wanderlust just keeps on growing. Culture, food and art enthusiast, Lauryn’s always planning her next adventure.