The town of Teguise, in Lanzarote, becomes a great open air market town every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 14:00
In contrast to other markets, the art of bargaining is very widespread and this has probably contributed to its popularity as it allows market goers to get everything at the best possible price.
There are literally hundreds of stalls, selling a huge variety of items from fake Rolex watches to Lanzarote football shirts, from stunning lace table cloths to local arts and crafts. There are stalls selling plants and local produce, beautifully handmade leather goods, toys, glass, and even stunning silver and gold jewellery.
Besides, the local music groups, the warm sunshine, the white of the traditional houses, the bars, cafes and restaurants open for breakfast or lunch all add to this very pretty picture, one which you cannot afford to miss.
In the main square, you’ll find a huge number of food stalls selling good old English breakfasts, hamburgers, savory and sweet crepes and even doner kebabs. Here you’ll also find a fresh orange juice stall and a couple of beer stalls, as well as a local wine merchant who offers free tastings.
Around the market, you’ll come across artists drawing caricatures and plenty of musicians, playing pan pipes, jazz and Spanish guitar.
Going by car is straightforward – Teguise is in the centre of the island and signposted from everywhere. Anybody who owns a field within 2 miles of Teguise becomes a car park owner on a Sunday, and well outside of town, they will start to beckon you into their fields to park for a very reasonable couple of Euros. You should ignore the first few though, unless you fancy a long walk. Keep your nerve and you’ll end up parking much closer to the action.
If you would like to discover other markets in Lanzarote, we would recommend you checking this list of local weekly markets in Lanzarote.