Something you need to experience when you visit are the La Herradura & Almuñécar Markets, but which one will you choose? There are several supermarkets, shops and open air markets.
Below we have a high level summary of the various Almuñécar Market and La Herradura Market options. Some people use the word “Market” or “Markt”and mean supermarket, grocery store or an open air market. For us the word market, means more of the open air market with of a local feel, let’s say less commercialized. So if you are looking for the Almunecar Markt, Almunecar Market, Almunecar Supermarkets, or Grocery Stores, we have each of those listed below and you can click on the link for more information.
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- La Herradura & Almuñécar Supermarkets
- Almuñécar Markets
- La Herradura Markets
La Herradura & Almuñécar Supermarkets
There are 4 main Supermarkets in Almuñécar and La Herradura, Mercadona supermarket, Dia%, and LiDL These are the larger grocery stores in town, where you have several aisles of food and several cashiers at check out. We have detailed information, including their address and opening hours on our Grocery Stores in Almuñécar and La Herradura post. Read more detailed information here.
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.
Read this before shopping!
Did you know that there are different procedures for buying produce? Yep, it all depends on which of the Almuñécar markets you are making your purchase.
Tips for buying produce in Spain
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.
CLOSED as of March 2020
A new market will be built in its place 2024.
The Mercado Municipal Almuñécar (map)
Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 14:00, More information here
Where are the fish stores?
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).
Where the shops come to you!
An outdoor market full of great things! 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”.
Friday 09:00 – 14:00, More information here
On Friday there is also a market in Plaza de la Independencia de La Herradura.
Sunday Market, Rastro or Flea Market
You can buy many second-hand items and antiques at the Sunday market, located across from McDonald’s. Sunday 09:00 – 14:00
More for the Sunday market information here.
Here are some other options for flea markets and Rastros in the nearby areas. (Motril, Nerja and more)
Summer Market Almuñécar
If you are out walking the paseo near the Peñones del Santo, you will be in for a treat to browse the San Cristobal summer market. It’s located in Plaza Abderrahman, near Loro Sexi park. Read more here.
Almuñécar Artisan Market
As you meander the paths through El Majuelo Park, you will discover many little white cottages; Almuñécar Artisan Market. These artisan shops and string along the path to the bridge and a few are located near the north entrance gates as well. Each display a name for a Spanish province and contain various crafts and trades. These are the perfect place to find that unique gift for someone or just watch a master at work. They are only a few open everyday, but it is worth checking out the park no mater what.
Almuñécar Medieval Market
Usually sometime in December is the Almuñécar Medieval Market (Mercado Medieval) rolls into town and takes over the Paseo del Altillo. Showing off falconry, baked goods, hand crafts, jewelry and more. It is typically 3 days over a weekend and good fun for everyone.
Christmas Markets Almuñécar – La Herradura
We just love the holiday season and there are plenty of La Herradura & Almuñécar Christmas markets and fairs to choose from. We have listed those we are aware of along the Costa Tropical, Nerja and more. If they looked good, we’ve added them to our list. Let us know if you have one we should add.
La Herradura Markets
The Municipal Market La Herradura
Monday- Saturday 09:00 – 14:00, located along the beach, just as you enter town. Flowers are available Tuesdays and Saturdays. You will find just about everything you need from fresh produce to meats and cheese. Sometimes there are clothes out on display near the front entrance.
La Herradura Friday Market
Each Friday there is also a market in Plaza de la Independencia de La Herradura.
La Herradura Rastro Sunday Market or Mercadillo
On Sunday there is also a flea market (second-hand goods, crafts & more) in de La Herradura. This is an outdoor market located in the Plaza de la Independencia La Herradura at the center of town, every Sunday 9:00 – 2:00 (summer).
La Herradura Luz de Luna Night Market
Be prepared for a magical experience at the Fiestas Virgen del Carmen Night Market. 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. It is an annual market celebrated as part of the Fiestas Virgen del Carmen events.
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