Friday Market Almunecar – Mercadillo Almuñécar & La Herradura

Friday Market Almunecar  Mercadillo Almuñécar

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”. Friday Market Almuñécar - Check out the Friday Market in Almunecar. We tell you when and where to find it. Great shopping comes to you, Clothing, Housewares, Shoes, Music, Spices, Candy, Jewelry, Souvenirs Blankets, Towels and much more. Read more on


!! Summer 2023 !!
The Almuñécar Friday Market will NOT take place on August 4, 11, or 18, due to the Feria and patron saint activities.

– July 21  relocated to streets surrounding the stadium.

No Friday Market 2023
– August 4, 11, 18

No Sunday Market 2023
– July 16, 23 and 30
– August 6, 13 and 27

When is the Friday Market? (Mercadillo Almunecar)

Well, on Friday of course.  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.

What can we buy at the Friday Market?

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!

Will I find souvenirs from Spain?

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

No Friday Market during the Feria

This occurs every Friday, excluding the two Fridays closest to August 15th.  This is when the local fair takes place in the same location.

From what we have read, the market is happening August 2, 2019.  Immediately following the market, they will begin preparations for the feria. There will be NO Friday market on the 9th or 16th.


Friday Market Almunecar - Friday markt

Beside the Blas Infantes Arch in the entrance to town.
Friday Market stalls
:  Clothing, Housewares, Shoes, Music, Spices, Candy, Jewelry, Souvenirs  Blankets, Towels and much more.
Friday  9:00 – 14:00


It is very difficult to find any free parking or street parking on a Friday, especially in the summer. Your best option is to select one of the underground parking options. There is one just a few blocks away from the Friday market on Av. Juan Carlos and there is another about a 10 min walk away under the Paseo del Altillo. We have written about parking in Almunecar and have a map to show the locations.

More Almuñécar Markets (open air & local)

Below you will find a listing of several market options, which are less commercialized and more local.  Don’t get me wrong you may find a souvenir or two at the Friday market, but it is mainly for some local shopping.


La Herradura Friday Market

Yes, there is also a Friday market in La Herradura.  While it isn’t anywhere near as large as Almunecar, there are some nice shopping options.  From ceramics, to baskets, clothing, and various local products (honey, olive oil, cheese, chorizo, soaps and more). Located in Plaza de la Independencia.


Municipal Market 

The Mercado Municipal Almuñécar, Almunecar Markt

Monday- Saturday 09:00 – 14:00,  More information here

Mercado Municipal - Municipal Market in Almuñécar

The Municipal Market La Herradura

Monday- Saturday 09:00 – 14:00, located along the beach, just as you enter town.

Almuñécar Sunday Market – Rastro de Almuñecar Domingo

You can buy many second-hand items and antiques at the Sunday market, located across from McDonald’s.

Sunday 09:00 – 14:00

Almunecar markets - The Sunday Market is where you can buy many second hand items and antiques at the Sunday market, located across from McDonald's. Sunday 09:00 - 14:00


Can’t find what you need at the markets?

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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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