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First Minute Travel Lanzarote Teguise Street Market

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Language

English, German, Spanish

Schedule

Domingo de 9:00 a 14:00

Time of year

August, Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year-round

More info

  • Custom experience
  • Not suitable for people with reduced mobility
  • Recommended for: Couples, Groups

What does the experience include?

What better way to spend a Sunday morning in Lanzarote than visiting the popular Teguise street market? The market is considered to be one of the best in the Canary archipelago thanks to the number of visitors it attracts, the range of stalls, and the unique holiday mood that pervades the streets of the town’s historic centre.

What you need to know

Located in the heart of Lanzarote, the Villa de Teguise was the capital of the Volcanic Island from the first half of the fifteenth century until 1852, when its place was usurped by Arrecife. Teguise, with its white cottages and cobbled streets, is a pleasant town, noted for its tranquil atmosphere on weekdays. All that changes on Sunday mornings, however, when the town undergoes an incredible transformation to hold its vast market.

Colourful bunting, over 400 stalls and an extraordinarily varied range of goods have made Teguise’s street market a flagship for local trade, not only on the island itself, but across the entire Canary archipelago. So every Sunday, the streets of the historic centre are thronged with curious visitors who do not hesitate to haggle their way to a bargain.

However, one outstanding feature of Teguise’s street market is the quality of its craft items. This is because many local artists have established workshops around the town. So this is the perfect opportunity to buy ceramic pieces, high quality basketwork, or ocarinas (curious wind instruments similar to a whistle and very typical of the region). The market offers a much wider range of goods than this, however, with stalls selling clothes, soap and souvenirs as well as cheeses and locally produced wines.

Also, it is not unusual to see performances by local folk groups, who contribute to making the shopping experience even more enjoyable. Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning in Lanzarote?

Information of interest

Excursion charges: adults, €8; children (aged 2 to 11 years), €4.

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