Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Market Days

fruit_marketLooking for a bargain? Then pop along to a Spanish "mercardo"; these colourful, boisterous, noisy markets are held every week in towns and villages throughout Spain, and The Costa Tropical in the Province of Granada is no exception. Each town or village has its own market day, with larger towns often hosting more than one in the same week.

The "mercardo" is  an intrinsic part of Spanish life, providing local communities, both large and small, with a veritable cornucopia of products ranging from herbs and spices to leather shoes and bags, curtain fabrics to fresh fruit and vegetables. At the larger markets you can even pick up a spit roasted chicken and fresh bread for your lunch.

Visiting a "mercardo" offers a fantastic opportunity to check out what the locals are buying, whilst at the same time, practising your language skills. They are a fun way of mingling with the Spanish and you will often come away with a bargain or two.

Markets can be found in the towns listed on the following days:-

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Granada

Nerja

Órgiva

Río Frío

Baza

Loja

Nigüelas

Vélez de Benaudalla

Montefrío

Motril

Salobreña

Huétor Tájar

Alcala Real

Iznajar

Antequera

Guájar Alto

Dúrcal

Baza

Trevélez

Villanueva de Trabuco

Albuñuelas

Villanueva de Tapia

Villanueva de Rosario  y Illora

Motril

Salobreña

Almuñécar

La Herradura

Padul

Mondújar

Alhama de Granada

Granada

Guájar Alto

Guájar Faragüit

Guadix

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

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