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The 20 Best Flea Markets in Spain

Flea Markets in Granada

One way of experiencing shopping in Granada is undoubtedly the city’s famous street flea markets. This is part of Granada’s uniqueness and is lots of fun, a real social experience. The Plaza Larga flea market is in Albaicín, between Cuesta de la Alhacaba and Calle Panaderos. There, in between bar patios and benches in the shade, flower and fruit stalls are set up every day.

The Sunday Mercadillo de Antiguedades de Almuñecar starts at about 10:00 and is open until around 14:00. Vendors sell all types of pre-used items, second-hand clothes, crockery, knick-knacks and more.

The market in La Chana district is held every Wednesday morning and sells flowers, fruit and cheap clothes. A large street flea market is organised every Saturday in Zaidín, the city’s most densely populated district. And you can find fruit, vegetables, clothes and shoes every Sunday morning in the Cartuja flea market, held in Almanjáyar.

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Alcaiceria Market – Granada, Spain

The Alcaiceria is the old Moorish silk market, which was the main market where the richest goods were bought and sold. Alcaiceria means the “house of Caesar”, because the Emperor Justinian granted the Moors permission to make and sell silks. In the past this section of the city was much bigger and was an independent town that was closed at night and had its own mosque and customs house.

In 1843 it was destroyed by a fire and was rebuilt to the present state. Today the Alcaiceria has many small stores that mainly sell Arabic craftworks like traditional local painted ceramics (fajalauza), stained-glass lamps (granadino farolas), a broad variety of objects with wooden inlay (desks, chessboards, or trinket boxes), ethnic clothing, knick-knacks and souvenir memorabilia.

The Alcaiceria mercadillo is a pretty affordable flea market (if you remember to haggle a bit before purchasing something) and it is the best place in Granada to find bargains. Many of these stores are owned by Moroccans and they have the best bargains, goods from all over the world. The Alcaiceria is located by the Cathedral.

Where: Calle Alcaiceria, 1, 18001 Granada, Spain
When: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 9 pm

Mercadillo de Almanjáyar

For people interested in doing a nice bargain there is a street flea market known as ‘Mercadillo de Almanjáyar’, which is located on the Calle Casería Aguirre, in the Rey Badis district, north of Granada. This street market hosts around 400 booths selling fresh produce, clothes, shoes, paintings, old furniture, electronics, knick-knacks, and operates every Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.

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The Mercadillo de Almanjáyar is also a popular area to have lunch on Sundays.

Where: Calle Alcaiceria, 1, 18001 Granada, Spain
When: Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to 9 pm

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37 comments

    • Hi Richard, sorry for the mix-up. The flea market located “near the central Post office and the Casino Granada” was actually the “Mercadillo para coleccionistas de papel y filatelia” (C/ Acera del Darro and C/ Angel Ganivet).

      The “general” flea market that actually offers a broader variety of antiques is indeed located in Calle Casería Aguirre as Rudger commented. The post has been updated with the new address.

  1. Marieke

    I went to Seville today, no market AT ALL!!!! Happy that all shops were open otherwise kids would have been more disappointed but NO WAY there was a market in the center of Sevilla (we went for the one at Plaza del Duque).

  2. Alex

    Same thing as Marieke – there is no antique/ flea market at Alameda in Seville. We were there last Sunday and the stalls were offering solely artisan clothing and accessories.

    • Hi Alex, Marieke – Sorry that you went to this flea market for nothing. The Mercadillo “Charco La Pava” (which was previously known as “Mercadillo La Alameda”) has been transferred from the Alameda de Hércules to the Avenida Carlos III, alongside the Guadalquivir river. It takes place every Saturday and Sunday.

      The Mercadillo del Jueves also known as “Mercadillo de Antigüedades” (which takes place every Thursday from 7 am to 3 pm) in the Calle Feria, is also a good alternative to go flea market shopping.

  3. John rowe

    Does anybody know of any markets near Rosas ,on the coast east and north of Barcelona,I find it difficult to find antiques in Spain. Any help would be appreciated. John

    • Hi John, Roses (Girona) is a rather small city with a farmer market which takes place on Sunday, in Carrer Miquel Oliva Prat. However, you might want to try your luck in other localities in Girona. I found the following list of events:

      Resale Market Vilobí d’Onyar: Second Sunday of the month in the village of Vilobí d’Onyar
      Market Brocanters Coleccionismo of Figueres: Third Saturday of the month in the town of Figueres
      Market Leona: First and second Saturday of the month in the town of Girona
      Market Brocanters recycling: Every Saturday in the town of Celrà
      Resale Market St. Gregori: Fourth Sunday of the month in the village of Sant Gregori

  4. John rowe

    Hi thanks ,very helpful,we are in the area the third weekend so willsee how we get on,.I appreciate your help,regards John

  5. Larry

    I’m going to The southern part of Spain Granada and Córdoba. I was told that there is a flea market every Sunday morning is that correct?

  6. Ricky Saxena

    Hi Ashley, I would be going to seville, Barcelona and Madrid during July end – august beginning. Please could you recommend some great flea markets or stores mainly for action figures, toys and other movie/music collectibles

    • Hi Ricky, if you’re into action figures, toys and movie collectibles, I would recommend you the Feria del Juguete y Comics de Madrid, “La Estación” (Coleccionismo) y Feria de Modelismo Ferroviario. This flea market takes place at the Madrid Railway Museum . Pº Delicias 61 – 28045 Madrid, on the first Sunday of every month, from 10 am to 3 pm. You can check their facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/Feriadelaestacion-262733763932884/
      Unfortunately, it seems the last event took place on July 1st, and will resume in September…

  7. John Brice

    Hi. We’re near pallafrugall first and second week of September. Are there any interesting secondhand markets in the area (have car so can easily travel).

    Cheers, john

  8. Janet Gagen

    Does anyone know where we can find reasonable priced second hand furniture around Granada we are looking either an antique market auction house or second hand store! And suggestions please

  9. Jesmond

    I am looking for a warehouse store or contact selling unrestored quality Antiques, clocks etc, in Spain for a long buisness relation.

  10. Seval Guendogdu

    Hello
    I’m mostly interested in bargain hunting for (vintage) jewelry and (vintage) fashion in a little warmer areas of Europe like South France, Italy or Spain (most preferably France) and am thinking about keeping the trip low-price by going around February (I live in Japan). Would you happen to know which areas would be good for this kind
    of shopping?

    Also, if I got your App would it also include thrift stores or second-hand stores?

    Thank you.
    Seval

  11. felipe de gloria

    On Mallorca Spain a great all year every sunday 07:00 till 14:00 antiques market in the village industrial state of Consell…easy parking in walking distance

  12. Cecilia Brown

    We will be in Granada in very late November/2018. Are there any flea markets in the city that have old stuff, open that late in the year? Gracias

  13. Riso

    Hello, We are about to go to Seville from 18th -28th December and looking to visit a few flea markets. Would you know of any on then? We are ideally looking for ones where you can buy clothe for a Euro or two, maybe out of town ? Or maybe sales in houses/ flats? thank you in advance : )

  14. Peter Marsland

    Hello. Is the La Chana market in Granada a true flea market with second-hand bric-a-brac, or just a street market selling new items, like the widespread markets that most Spanish towns have once a week? It sounds like the latter.

    • Peter Marsland

      Having visited La Chana market I can now answer my own question. If you go looking for a flea market you will be very disappointed. It is just another run-of-the-mill Spanish street market selling cheap clothes and fruit and veg. There were a few second-hand clothes stalls, but that was it.

      • Hi Peter, thanks for sharing your feedback, and sorry to hear that La Chana wasn’t worth the trip (from an antiquing perspective). I’ve edited the article to reflect your input. Thanks!

  15. Sharon myers

    I’m looking for vintage fabric – ill be in Barcelona,San Sebastian and Majorca-any good markets for cloth?

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