The Mercat de Ram (Palm Market) is a meeting point for the agricultural and livestock sector and a great festival for the citizens of Vic.
The Vic Live Music Market is a meeting point for professionals from across the music industry.
The Mediaeval Market in Vic is held to coincide with the Pont de la Puríssima (public holidays of 6 and 8 December, with many people also taking 7 December off). On these days the city becomes an ideal setting for recreating the Middle Ages.
Vic has been synonymous with fairs since time immemorial. The Mercat de Ram (Palm Market) is a cattle market held on Palm Sunday that has been bringing together the county’s farming community for over a century. Vic is one of the country’s leading cities in the organisation of fairs and markets and this event has become the jewel in the crown.
So strong is the tradition of Vic’s weekly market that it is one of the main images that visitors expect to find. New markets have emerged over the years and today the city boasts three weekly markets and various monthly markets that bring in visitors from across the county of Osona and beyond.
The importance of the retail sector for Vic’s economy and citizens is clear to see in the quantity and quality of its shops, which are not only aimed at the local population but also bring in shoppers from other cities outside the county. One of the most important aspects of the city’s retail sector is its broad range, offering everything shoppers might need without losing its special, traditional character. The existence of a highly accessible, dedicated shopping district makes Vic an open-air shopping centre of more than a thousand shops.