Torrevieja markets, a fascinating experience that you cannot miss
Every Friday you can enjoy walking and shopping in Torrevieja´s weekly market. It is one of the largest in Spain. it is well worth a vist to see the variety of products on sale.
When in Spain, a trip to the local market is always exciting and a great opportunity to experience Spanish culture up close. The Costa Blanca’s vibrant atmosphere, the banter in different languages and the large variety of products available all make this a fascinating experience.
No matter which part of the Costa Blanca you’re visiting, you’re never far away from a local market and you’ll find markets open on each day of the week.
Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja markets are just two of the many that you can find on the Costa Blanca. Street markets are very popular in Spain for not only buying jewellery or gift items, but also picking up all your weekly fresh produce.
Some of these markets are seasonal while others are open throughout the year, so you can find a bargain whenever you visit.
Visitors who enjoy shopping will have fun exploring these markets, particularly the Torrevieja Friday Market which is one of the largest in the country.
Heading to the Torrevieja Friday Market is a great way to enjoy shopping for your favorite products as you join other bargain hunters and money-savvy shoppers looking for clothes, electrical appliances, household goods or food. This market is always busy and full of people. Torrevieja markets are also a great opportunity to hone your Spanish speaking skills as you tell the traders what you need or inquire about the prices.
They are vibrant affairs and are known for their banter and noise from the sellers. In most cases, there are street performers playing music that you can enjoy you as move from one stall to another. It’s always best to visit early in order to avoid the large crowds and the hot weather during the summer. So it’s advisable to get there as soon as it opens at 8 am to avoid the rush. The Friday market is held in the Avda. Delfina Viudes s/n (next acuatic park) and ends at around 2 pm.
| Market Products
You will find several markets, including rastros or flea markets where you can find low-priced furniture, carpets and ornaments; fish markets offering a wide selection of fresh fish and shellfish; fruit and vegetable markets selling a wide variety of fresh produce, and all-purpose markets where you can find virtually everything you want.
From flamenco to fresh local produce, the ever-busy Friday market in Torrevieja boasts up to 1,200 stalls, making it the perfect place for bargain hunters and those who are searching for a special souvenir. It’s a typical Spanish market with stallholders talking at the same time and it feels more like a festival than a shopping place.
Shoppers come from all parts of Costa Blanca and beyond to purchase household goods, handbags, pottery and ceramics, shoes, clothes, fruits and vegetables as well as local produce such as cheese, hams and sausages. It’s an excellent place to buy cheap holiday outfits, shoes and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Visitors in need of great gift ideas should visit the leather goods and clothing market. Here, they can find quality and cheap leather products and clothes that are excellent value for money. Locally made embroidery and table linen are also inexpensive, as is the wide range of virgin olive oil available. You will also find cheap football strips and fake designer outfits in this street market.
Craftworks can also be found in this market, making it a good place to pick up your souvenirs. You can find a huge selection from leather bags to trinkets and many other novelty items.
| Dining Options
Your nose will lead you to the delicatessen stalls and other stalls selling cooked food. These stalls are extremely popular with residents and holidaymakers alike. Whilst browsing the stalls, you can grab a bite and a beverage from one of the food vans or makeshift restaurants that offer delicious roast potatoes, ham hocks, and rotisserie chickens. You can also head to the tapas bars nearby or dresses enjoy the menu of the day (menu del día) in a restaurant near the market.
| Getting to the Torrevieja Market
Getting to the market in Torrevieja by car or by public transport is quick and easy. There are different entrances and if you arrive by private means, use the N-332 crossing that enters Torrevieja or through the Avda. De las Cortes Valencianas. It is located next to the Sports Palace of Torrevieja, which facilitates its location and parking area, as there are several parking lots around the market. It is recommended to avoid peak times for both entry and exit due to the high risk of traffic jam.
It can be accessed by bus through the urban line C. This line stops every Friday at the market every 35 minutes.
Remind them that they can also be accessed using the different Taxi stops found in Torrevieja.