Street marketsALTEA STREET MARKET
An event that cannot be missed is Altea’s street market held every Tuesday all year round. Altea becomes a town bustling with life- even more than usual!
It is held in two different places:
The first is in c/Filarmónica from 8.00am to 2.00pm, located in the commercial centre, 200m from the town hall and Central Square. Here you will find stalls selling fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers. The street market in Altea also has typical and traditional products on offer. Both residents and tourists do their shopping here, they meet to chat and exchange ideas, creating a very special and magical atmosphere.
The other area where you will find stalls selling clothes is in the Garganes area, in the Camino Del Algar, some 500m from the Town Hall and Main Square
Every Tuesday tourists from the surrounding villages arrive and Altea becomes a town bustling with life; even more than normal. It is well worth a visit to the street market in Altea!
You will also find street markets and flea markets in the surrounding villages.
- On Mondays in Callosa d’en Sarriá, Denia, Elche and La Nucia among others
- The fruit and veg. market in Callosa d’en Sarriá on Tuesdays
- Wednesdays in en Benidorm, Benitachell, El Campello, Guadamar Del Segura, Ondara and Polop
- Thursdays in Alicante, Javea and Villajoyosa
Market Days on the Costa Blanca
Every town and village in Spain has its general market day where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, clothes and household goods. The fruit and veg stalls are filled to the brim with all kinds of produce - most of which will have been picked locally within the last couple of days. The other type of market that you should pay a visit to is the 'rastro' or flee market. There are several in the area but the best of them are held in Jalon on a Saturday morning and Benidorm on a Friday evening. Here you can find anything from a odd tool bit for a out of production drill to beautifully carved wooden doors. Here also you will find the many Peruvian stalls selling brightly coloured cardigans and scarves and the haunting pipe music for which the country has become known. It pays to know in advance when these markets take place, not only because of the bargains that can be found, but also because if you unwittingly park your car the night before in a street designated for the town market, you will wake up to it having been towed away to the local pound which will cost you the best part of 100€ to get it released.