Almuñécar Municipal Market – Mercado Municipal

Live like a local and get your daily shopping done at the Almuñécar Municipal Market.


CLOSED as of March 2020
A new municipal market will be built in its place.

The new municipal market proposal:  Approximately 200 underground parking places, 40 market stalls (20 fish stalls, 10 greengrocer stalls, 6 butcher / delicatessen stalls, 4 stalls for other products for sale). Read more here.

Alternative shopping options

In the meantime, you may find individual shops close by.  There are several booths set up at Plaza Kuwait, by the Aquarium.  This is just behind the old municipal market to purchase some of the items which were sold at the municipal market.  A bakery is also just behind the former municipal market.  There are now also several freestanding fresh fish shops nearby as well.

  • Fish and seafood, look for the pescadería
  • Meats, look for the butcher, which is a carnicería
  • Produce, fruits/veg, look for frutería
  • Breads, baked goods, look for the pandería
  • Delicatessen. look for a charcutería

Read more about shopping in Almuñécar.

Mercado Municipal – Almuñécar Municipal Market

Almuñécar Municipal Market - Mercado Municipal 

There is nothing nicer than a casual walk around town and getting some shopping done at the Almuñécar Municipal Market.   This traditional market will fulfill all of your daily shopping needs.  Outside of the building you will find fresh flower stands and in the back is a stand with loose teas, spices and essential oils.  Inside, you will find the various butchers, deli counters, produce, bakers, honey, fresh eggs, tea, ecological store, coffee beans and a wealth of fish stands too.  You can find most everything you need at the mercado municipal.

Where’s the produce section?

You will find fresh produce brought in daily by the local farmers at the municipal market and some may have imported goods.  You can also find some at the produce shops around town as well as at the main grocery stores.

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Is the fish fresh?

The best selection of fresh seafood is also on ice waiting for you.  Yes the catch of the day is delivered in the early hours of the morning, so you know what was fresh from the sea that day.

Mercado Fresh Fish

Where’s the meat?

The butchers have wonderful cuts of meat, pork and poultry.  They will even make fresh ground burgers for you.  There are a few bakeries with delicious breads and pastries.  You will of course find the deli counter with slice meats and cheese as well.  Surrounding the municipal market building you will have plenty of choices for fresh flowers, plants, spices and teas.   There is even an organic eco store and the best prices you will find in town.

Mercado Municipal Almuñécar Butcher

Almuñécar Municipal Market

Avenida de la Cala
Fresh Food Stalls:  Seafood, Butcher, Deli, Bakery, Produce, Flowers and Spices
Monday – Saturday   8:30 – 15:00

The hours are officially from 8:30-15:00, but they do vary per vendor, it is Spain after all.

Mercado Municipal Almuñécar

There are a few Grocery Stores as well, with longer opening hours (usually 9:00 – 9:30) at the Almuñécar Market.

Can’t find what you need at the market?

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. 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 her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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