One of the best ways to discover the island and its traditions is to explore the markets in Gran Canaria. From the bustling market in Teror to the traditional market in Vegueta. In the following list we are going to share with you the ones we like the most, as well as the most relevant ones so that you can enjoy an authentic shopping experience on the island. At the end of the post we’ll give you a summary of the days that each market and flea market takes place. Here we go!
Below is the table of contents that you will find throughout this article:
- Teror market
- Arguineguín Gran Canaria market
- Market in Mogán Gran Canaria
- Market in Playa del Inglés (Maspalomas)
- Markets in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Vegueta market
- Central market of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Vega de San Mateo market
- Telde market
- Market and gastromarket of Guía
- La Recova market of Gáldar
- Ecological market in Valleseco
- Other markets in Gran Canaria
- Gran Canaria market days
- Guides to Gran Canaria
The 12 best markets in Gran Canaria
Whether you want to discover the typical gastronomy of the Canary Islands, or if you want to buy some souvenirs, a visit to the island’s markets is one of the best things to do in Gran Canaria. What’s more, in many of them you can sit down to eat, which is something we highly recommend you try. Below, we’ll share with you what we think are the best markets in Gran Canaria.
1. Teror market, Sunday market in Gran Canaria
This market in Gran Canaria is definitely not to be missed. Here you’ll find a wide variety of artisan and local products, ideal if you want to take a little piece of Gran Canaria home with you. We recommend you take advantage of your visit to have breakfast or lunch here with the legendary Teror chorizo sandwich with cheese. If you go by car, we recommend you go early in the morning to find parking. Take the opportunity to take a look at our recommendations on what to see and do in Teror.
- Opening hours Teror market, Gran Canaria: every Sunday from 8am to 3pm
2. Arguineguin market
The Arguineguín market takes place next to the harbour. Here you can buy everything from fresh fruit and local produce to typical handicrafts and fashion accessories (jewellery, leather goods and shoes). Below we tell you what is the Arguineguín market day.
- Opening hours market Arguineguin: Tuesdays from 8am to 2pm
3. Puerto de Mogan market, Gran Canaria
The Puerto Mogán market is one of the most touristy and therefore most visited markets on the island. Here you will mainly find typical gifts and some stalls with traditional products. Mogán is more than just its flea market, take a look at our article on what to see in Puerto de Mogán. The market of Puerto de Mogán is held on Fridays, here are the opening hours:
- Opening hours Playa de Mogan market: every Friday from 8am to 2pm.
If you are on holiday in the south of the island and you are looking for another Mogan Gran Canaria market, there is another farmers market in Puerto Rico (Gran Canaria) that is held every other Sunday from 8:30 to 14:30. It is the Puerto Rico Gran Canaria market – Agricultural and Handicraft Market in the vicinity of the beach. Here you can find fresh vegetables from the island, cheeses, sweets, honeys, natural juices and handmade products in general.
4. Maspalomas market or San Fernando market, Gran Canaria
The San Fernando Market in Maspalomas is an unmissable event for locals and visitors alike. Its usual venue is currently under construction. That’s why you will temporarily find its more than 300 stalls in the Parque Europeo, nearby Playa del Inglés beach. If you don’t know where the Parque Europeo is, click on the link above and Google maps will take you there. The Maspalomas market is every Wednesday and Saturday.
- Maspalomas market day: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30am to 1pm
5. Markets Las Palmas de Gran Canaria & flea market in Gran Canaria
There is a nice Sunday market in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Vegueta Crafts and Culture market. It is held between the Plaza del Pilar Nuevo and the Columbus house in the Vegueta neighbourhood. Here you’ll find around 40 stalls selling crafts and typical products from the Canary Islands: clothes and accessories, costume jewellery, sweets, mojos, honeys, jams, etc.
- Opening hours Las Palmas Sunday market: every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Finally, there is another street market in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: the flea market in “Parque Blanco”, next to Santa Catalina Park. The exact location is on the Ramblas Alcalde Juan Rodríguez Doreste. Keep in mind that it is really a flea market where you can buy clothes, accessories, household items, etc. Therefore, if you want to buy traditional products, you will hardly find them here.
- Opening hours flea market Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: every Sunday from 9am to 2pm
6. Vegueta market, Las Palmas market
The Vegueta market is one of the most emblematic markets in Gran Canaria and is rich in history. In fact, it is the oldest market in the Canary Islands, having been inaugurated in 1859. Here you will find a wide variety of typical products (honeys, cheeses and wines of Gran Canaria), many of which you can taste in the market itself. This place is one of the essential places to visit in Vegueta.
- Opening hours market Vegueta: Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Friday and Saturday until 2:30 pm.
7. Central market, the best market in Gran Canaria capital
Another of the most visited markets in Gran Canaria is the central market of Las Palmas. It is also the one most frequented by locals because of its good prices for fresh produce. We highlight its five fishmongers, undoubtedly one of the best places to buy fresh fish in the country. It is located in the heart of the capital, in the Mesa y López area. If this is your first time in the city, we invite you to take a look at our post with the best things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
- Las Palmas central market opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm.
If you want to extend your tour of the markets of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you can also visit the Mercado del Puerto (food market in Las Palmas port), with a wide range of gastronomic offerings. This has been converted into a gastromarket, although there are still typical stalls such as flower shops. We recommend the “Piscos y Buches” stall with tapas and Canarian food such as papas arrugadas, ropavieja, black pork, etc. and also Canarian (and island) wines such as Agala, Mondalón, Frontón de Oro, Las Tirajanas, etc.
8. San Mateo market, Gran Canaria
On the list of the most important markets in Gran Canaria is for sure the one in San Mateo. With its traditional atmosphere and quality products, it is a meeting place for lovers of gastronomy and local culture. If you come here, we recommend you to visit the old gofio mill of San Mateo.
- San Mateo Gran Canaria market opening hours: every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, also Saturdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Sundays from 8:00am to 2:30pm.
9. Telde market
This is another of Gran Canaria’s busiest markets, as it is located in the island’s second most populated city. Here you will find practically everything: sweet shops, fishmongers, butchers, greengrocers, florists, cheese shops and various typical Canarian handicraft products. In this market it is usually easy to find the award-winning Cortijo de Caideros flower cheese, in case you want to try it. The original site is under construction, but just behind it there is a temporary roofed space where you will find all the stalls.
- Telde market opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 6:00am to 2:00pm. Fridays are also open until 8:00pm.
10. Guía market and the food market of Gran Canaria: Gastromarket
Another market in Gran Canaria that we recommend visiting is the one in Santa María de Guía, with practically new facilities and up to thirty different stalls. They also have a gastromarket (café, restaurant and even drinks). Parking is convenient and easily accessible on the northern road.
- Guía market opening hours: Fridays from 8:00am to 2:30pm and from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 3:00pm.
- Guía gastromarket opening hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-2pm. Sundays from 11am-6pm.
11. La Recova de Gáldar, markets in Gran Canaria north
Another of our favourites, especially for buying local cheese, is the Gáldar market. Here you will find typical local products such as the famous Gáldar onions, as well as the delicious cheeses from the Cortijo Caideros cheese dairies, among others. If you’re a fan of flower cheese, you’ll also find it here when it’s in season, of course.
- Gáldar market opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
12. Ecological market of Valleseco “EcoValles”
The market in Valleseco is also a must-see. We would like to highlight the different cider stalls made with apples from Gran Canaria, as well as the organic bakery and pastry shop where you can buy delicious breads such as pumpkin bread. There is also a craft shop and, finally, an organic and KM0 certified fruit and vegetable stall. We love to have lunch or breakfast at the Niebla Cider House. If you eat here you can “kill two birds with one stone”, as they have bread from the bakery next door and their own cider, among other delicacies. The market is really small, but very authentic.
- Valleseco market opening hours: Friday to Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
More markets in Gran Canaria
If you would still like to see more markets on the island, there are other municipalities that have their own little market corner, such as the Santa Brígida market which is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00am to 8:00pm and Sundays from 7:00am to 2:00pm. You can also visit the street market in Valsequillo every Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00 pm with strawberries and cheeses as protagonists. Similarly, the San Lorenzo Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
On Sundays there is also a small traditional market in the centre of Santa Lucía, which is held from 8.00 to 2.00. Finally, every first Sunday of the month, the Agricultural and Handicraft Market of Tejeda takes place. Here you can find mainly products harvested and produced in Tejeda: potatoes, plums, oranges, cheese, wine or the typical almond sweets.
Finally, you should know that from time to time there are farmers markets in Gran Canaria in areas such as Arucas and Vecindario. The next one will be on the 12th of August from 8:30 to 1:30 in Vecindario, next to the Avenida de Canarias Hotel (Plaza de los Algodoneros). On the other hand, concerning the Christmas market in Gran Canaria, the best known is the Christmas market of Las Palmas FEDAC association (Fundación para el Estudio y Desarrollo de la Artesanía Canaria) in San Telmo Park. That is a few steps from Triana shopping street.
Gran Canaria market days
If you are looking for markets in Gran Canaria today, here is a list of the ones you can visit depending on the day of the week you make your enquiry. As you can see, it’s not the same to go to street markets in Gran Canaria on Mondays as on Saturdays. Check below which days there is a market in Gran Canaria:
|Day||Market days in Gran Canaria|
|Monday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde and Gáldar|
|Tuesday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde, Gáldar and Arguineguín|
|Wednesday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde, Gáldar and Maspalomas|
|Thursday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde and Gáldar|
|Friday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde, Gáldar, Guía, Mogán, San Mateo, Valleseco and Santa Brígida|
|Saturday||Central Las Palmas GC, Vegueta, Telde, Gáldar, Guía, San Mateo, Valleseco, Santa Brígida and Maspalomas|
|Sunday||Guía, San Mateo, Valleseco, Santa Brígida, Teror, Valsequillo, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, flea market of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, street market of Vegueta and San Lorenzo market|
In short, if you are looking for good seasonal fruit from the island, fresh meat and fish, artisan products, typical sweets or simply an authentic and local atmosphere, Gran Canaria’s markets are the place to be. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore them during your visit to the island!
Video with the best markets in Gran Canaria
In the following video we show you our favourite markets and street markets on the island of Gran Canaria. We look forward to seeing you on our YouTube channel with more videos about the island.
Guides to Gran Canaria
Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on the places we locals frequent to eat, as well as the most authentic corners of the island, take a look at the different guides to the island that we have prepared for you. This way, as well as saving you time in organising your trip, you’ll be able to discover the must-see spots.