Street Markets in Marbella you Need to Visit
Looking for street markets during your holiday in Marbella? Look no further!
Marbella is often linked to elegant and sophisticated places. However it is increasingly popular for tourists to go to street markets, or “mercadillo” like Spanish would say.
It is a very local activity to add to your agenda where you can also find a bargain. In addition to that, Marbella’s flea markets offer a diverse melting pot of possibilities: silver bracelets, necklaces, earrings, handbags, and even fresh fruits and vegetables!
Do you want to know what the street markets in Marbella are like? Well, we’re going to tell you all about it.
One of the most famous and visited markets in Marbella is the one in Nueva Andalucía. It is located very close to Puerto Banús. This market is held every Saturday from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon. It has stalls selling everything from fashion accessories and stylish accessories to paintings, antiques and carpet.
If during your holiday in Marbella you hear someone say the “Mercadillo”, they are talking about a street market. This one in particular that takes place every Monday from nine in the morning until 2 in the afternoon in Las Albarizas. At this market you can buy anything from fruit and vegetables to clothes and footwear. For instance accessories such as handbags, jewellery and cosmetics are some of the most popular items sold here.
This market is held in La Campana (Calle Sirio), the third Saturday of every month. Certainly one of the most famous markets for organic products. In this market the food comes from local farms or small farmers in the area who want to make their products visible. In other words, it reduces considerably the carbon footprint linked to their products.
El Patio is the classic Marbella flea market for the most exclusive shopping on the Golden Mile. The 18 exhibitors at El Patio offer exclusive items. You can find anything from antiques brought back from Paris in the 1950s to the latest in natural remedies.
The organisers go out of their way to explain to visitors that part of the money raised will go to Cesare Escariolo’s Charity. This organization was set up by basketball player Sergio Scariolo to help families with children undergoing cancer treatment.
Moreover, it is a cosy and white enclave, where you can eat delicious tapas and luxury shop to the rhythm of international DJ’s.
This is one of the most eagerly awaited social events in the calendar for handicrafts lovers. However, Marbella can only enjoy it twice a year: in Spring and at Christmas.
This market became popular 30 years ago thanks to Karine Maeck’s family. Since then it has only increased in numbers. Therefore more and more visitors arrive for the first time, discovering not only a beautiful event but also an unknown corner of Marbella, the urbanisation of La Virginia. The place turns its cobbled streets, balconies full of flowers and a small chapel into shop windows with the latest in fashion and design.
In addition to all of that, La Virginia is full of stalls with homemade food, music, hats, accessories, decoration or fashion among others. Among the hundreds of luxury items you can find, Borsalino and Panama hats are the most demanded.
Puerto Banús has always been synonymous with prestige. Along with the already extensive and elitist commercial offer, it helds one of the most emblematic street markets in Spain. Certainly one of the best International Crafts Fair. It is only open in summer and held in the Antonio Banderas square.
The market brings together more than 100 high quality exhibitors. On top of that every summer brings the cultures and traditions of different countries through a wide range of designs. In addition to choose from a varied gastronomic offer, visitors can enjoy, an unforgettable day of shopping. Above all, it is a great plan for families. There is music, street performances, cinema and shows in the Goya Theatre.