4 Unmissable Markets to Buy Souvenirs of the Canary Islands

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During your stay in the Canary Islands you can get to know the culture and art of each island. In Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura there are many handmade products of each town, each with an incalculable value for being done with love and dedication. The street markets are the place where you can appreciate local crafts, buy them to have memories of each place and give to your loved ones.

"4 Unmissable Markets to Buy Souvenirs of the Canary Islands"

Three Islands, 4 Popular markets (Mercadillo)

  • Mercadillo Teguise, in Lanzarote

In the north of Lanzarote you will find one of the best and most complete Canarian markets. You can visit every Sunday and you can find almost everything and at a great price. Ceramics, leather products, cheeses, clothes, wines, fruits and much more. It has great acceptance and influx of tourists, in addition the streets are filled with many artists. Music and gastronomy are also present, there are restaurants and bars. In addition the market has parking.

  • Mercadillo de Vegueta, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The traditional Vegueta street market takes place every Sunday in the Plaza del Pilar, although it closes during the summer season.

You can buy handicrafts such as baskets, ceramics and pottery. In addition to plants, products of the island garden, jewelry and even beautiful costumes. You will find a wide variety of exclusive quality products.

  • Mercadillo de Teror, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 Located in the north of Gran Canaria, it is the oldest market in the Canary Islands. You can visit on Sundays and for sure you will find the perfect gift among its 140 stalls and its stores. Teror is home to the Virgen del Pino, who is the patron saint of the island. Therefore, the religious products stand out in the market, as well as pastries, fruits, vegetables and local handicrafts.

"4 Unmissable Markets to Buy Souvenirs of the Canary Islands"

  • Mercadillo of traditions La Oliva, Fuerteventura

On Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the market opens, near the town hall. It offers local products such as costume jewelery, wood products, silver and leather. In addition to the typical drafts of this island, you can buy jams, mojos, fruits and very fresh vegetables. It is a perfect outlet to acquire crafts at an affordable price.

Undoubtedly, the offer of places to go shopping and take a typical souvenir of the islands is very wide. Each of the markets is full of life, aromas and colors. The holidays in the islands are an ideal time to visit them and get to know a little more about the rich Canarian culture through their handicrafts. In addition to the friendliness of local vendors you will have quality products at very good prices.