To many people, the Spanish street market is a major holiday
attraction. Apart from the atmosphere, it is true to say that they usually sell
better quality, and cheaper, fruit and vegetables than those things in the shops.
These markets also sell anything from carpets and clothing, to jewellery, watches, and electrical products. On non-food purchases, don't hesitate to bargain; in fact the stall holder will be quite surprised if you don't make an offer.
The markets open at 9 am, or earlier, and close at lunchtime. If the normal market day proves to be a fiesta then it will be changed to the day before or after.
Moraira Market - you will find it every Friday morning just behind the town beach. It is quite a small market, but still an enjoyable experience. Most sorts of fruit and vegetables are available, including dried fruits, nuts, herbs and spices - clothing and other household goods.
Teulada Market - This is the traditional weekly market which takes place every Wednesday morning in Teulada. It is a small, very "Spanish" market, with a quite extensive range of produce and tends not to be as crowded as Moraira. There is range of fruit, vegetables, nuts, dried fruits, herbs and spices plus some non food items.
The Local Street Markets
||A small market in a busy town close to the railway station.|
|Tuesday||Altea||The largest market around, located along the seafront, and close to the station|
|Wednesday||Teulada||A more Spanish market. Mainly fruit and vegetables|
|Benidorm||A large and busy market catering for the holidaymakers at the resort.|
|Thursday||Javea||Held in the Old Town. Fruit, vegetables, fish, meat plus some furniture and antiques.|
|Friday||Moraira||Small and very busy. Very good local fruit and vegetables, gifts, clothing.|
|Saturday||Benissa||Small, very Spanish.market|
|Sunday||Teulada||A car-boot sale or "rastro. Practically everything under the sun, some good secondhand furniture and antiques. Held at Poligono Industrial de Teulada every Sunday from 8:00 - 14:00|
|Every Day||Moraira||Every evening, after dark there are numerous stalls in Moraira village selling handicrafts.|
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