Friday Market – Mercadillo de Almuñécar
The market’s real name is “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”.
When is the Friday Market?
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.
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.
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!
This occurs every Friday, excluding the two Fridays closest to August 15th. This is when the local fair takes place in the same location.
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
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.
The Mercado Municipal Almuñécar, Almunecar Markt
Monday- Saturday 09:00 – 14:00, More information here
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
Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?
If this wasn’t enough for you or you want more adventurous activities, please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
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