Mercadillo – Almuñécar Friday Market
The market’s real name is “Mercadillo Los Viernes” (The Friday Market). The entrance right in the heart of the town at the Arc de Triomphe Puerta de Almuñécar (Blas Infantes Arches), this is also the main fairgrounds in the month of August. It lies between the main road (N-340) and the one and only “McDonald’s”.
Though it is advertised the market is open between 9:00 and 14:00, It really doesn’t get going until closer to 10am. This is always a treat and be prepared to bargain for your goods. You will find everything from household supplies and clothing, to Spanish handy crafts, organic honey, ceramics, jewelry, spices, music and more.
This is a very traditional Spanish event, where most towns big and small have a market bringing the shops to the locals, rather than having to travel to a bigger city. As you meander up and down the aisles of the market, you will hear the vendors sharing the deals they have on offer as well as the vendors selling produce or cold drinks.
It is an activity for all of your senses as the aroma which comes from the spices booths is enticing as well. Our favorite spice and dried fruit stall is usually on the side, which backs to Lidl and the Chinese restaurant. They have amazing spices, especially if you want to make some pil pil or paella!
If you are interested in ceramics, there are plenty for you to choose from. You will find colorful dishes, pots and more to decorate your place. If you can’t make it to the Friday market, don’t worry, you may also find many great ceramics near the daily municipal market at Cerámica Zayas ( Av. de Cala, 10). Each province in Spain has their own special design and colors for ceramics, so there is much to learn while you are enjoying what you see!
This occurs every Friday, excluding the Friday prior to August 15th, as the location is instead used for the local Fair.
Beside the Blas Infantes Arch in the entrance to town.
Market stalls: Clothing, Housewares, Shoes, Music, Spices, Candy, Jewelry, Souvenirs Blankets, Towels and much more.
Friday 9:00 – 14:00
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