This is something most people wouldn’t even think to learn before visiting Spain. It isn’t complicated, but there is a system to buying produce in the Spain, depending on where your are. This may not be valid across the entire country, but as a general rule it holds true in Almuñécar. Follow the guide below and it will help ease any little bit of culture shock you may have.
As you may have noticed, the municipal market has been taken down and a new municipal market will go in its place. Not to fear, you can still purchase all of the goods that were in the market, we just need to get back to the old style of visiting each individual shop. In this post, we will be talking about the seafood & fish stores of Almuñécar – La Herradura (Pescaderías y Pescados).
Time to have a healthy snack and learn the names of some Spanish fruit & vegetables in Spanish. For some of us there are unfamiliar items at the produce stands that can be confusing. Not to worry, we will translate some of the most common fruits & vegetables in Spain for you. If it doesn’t look familiar, don’t be afraid to give something new a try (like the nispero fruit). You may just like it!
The market’s real name is “Almuñécar Mercadillo Los Viernes”, The Friday Market or to some Almunecar Friday markt. 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”. Continue reading
If you like to find a good bargain, then the Almuñécar Sunday Market or Rastro Almuñecar Domingo is the place to be! Every Sunday you can socialize, browse and purchase the most unusual things. This is a flea market dedicated to antiques and second-hand items! Located in the fairgrounds near the Blas Infante Arches, it has now grown to take up the entire lot on both sides. This market is frequented by so many people now, it is just as popular as the Friday Market.
We all love a good bargain, but it is even better to discover a good find at a flea market or thrift shop! There is something fun about rummaging through second-hand goods to find that hidden gem you’ve been looking for or didn’t even realize you needed.
If you are out walking the paseo near the Peñones del Santo, you will be in for a treat to browse the summer market. It’s located in Plaza Abderrahman, near Loro Sexi park. This is our night market and a perfect reason to get out and enjoy the great weather.
Luz de Luna La Herradura will present you with hundreds of candles dancing in the night, lining the picturesque stone pedestrian streets in the old town. It is also, time to do some shopping, with artisan booths selling crafts and wares.
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.
There are several main Almuñécar Supermarkets or Grocery Stores in the area, including La Herradura, Motril and Vélez-Málaga . There are also several specialty markets or small stores where you will be able to find imported or international products. A few of these are open for limited hours on Sundays. Check for details in the Almuñécar Directory now.