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”. Friday Market Almuñécar

 

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.

Friday Market Almunecar with plants, clothing, ceramics, spices, nuts, honey, 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.

Friday Market Almunecar spices

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!

Friday Market Almunecar Cerámica Zayas

This occurs every Friday, excluding the Friday prior to August 15th, as the location is instead used for the local Fair.

Friday Market Almunecar

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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Heidi

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at http://wagonersabroad.com