One of the best things to do in Las Palmas city is to visit the traditional Vegueta market. It is a local food. It is not a market as such where you can usually buy other things such as clothes, local crafts and souvenits. However, here you can see the local side of a market and get to know the fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, cheeses, meat and fish of Gran Canaria. In addition, there are also products from other Canary Islands and parts of Spain.
Get to know Vegueta market
Below we show you and discover some of the positions that you will find here.
✔ Fruit and vegetables stall
As you can see, there is a lot of fruit and vegetables variety. If you want to eat something healthy during your visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, they also sell cut fruit and natural juices. Or you could also try the Canarian bananas. They are so tasty!
✔ Cheese and eggs stall
In the next photo we see another market stall. It is one in which they exclusively sell eggs from happy hens and local cheeses.
✔ Spices and grain stall
At this stall spices, grain, flours and pasta in bulk are sold. Say no to plastic!
✔ Herbs stall
This stall is very well known in the market, since it is the only one where you will find all the herbs you are looking for. Basil, rosemary, laurel, oregano, mint…
✔ Meat stall
In the following image we have the sweet typical morcilla (blood sausage) of the Canary Islands. Unlike in the Peninsula, in the Canary Islands it is sweet and they usually put whole almonds inside it. You can not stop trying it on the grill at any local food restaurant.
✔ Fish stall
You can not miss the sale of fresh fish in the Vegueta Market. There are different places where you can see the seafood of the Canary Islands and the near coasts of West Africa.
✔ Iberian ham stall
In the Vegueta Market you can also have an aperitif. There is a stand selling freshly cut Iberian ham. If you have not tried this Spanish delicacy yet, the best is the one of “bellota” (acorn). This means that the Iberian pig is fed with this fruit.
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Opening hours Vegueta market
The Vegueta Market is open every day except Sundays and bank holidays. They open from Monday to Thursday from 06:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays it is also open from 06:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Finally, if you are walking through the old town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria finding the market has no loss. It is a quite large orange building in Mendizábal Street, 1. We leave you the telephone in case you would like to contact them for any question: +34928334129.
Places to visit in Vegueta
In the following video we mention all the things to do in Vegueta where we include some images of the market. You can subscribe to our channel here.
Guides to Gran Canaria
If you want to know more markets in Gran Canaria, we have an article where we detail them all. On the other hand, if you don’t know the best things to do in Gran Canaria and you’d like to get to know the most authentic side of the island, in our travel guides we share routes and restaurants with you. This way, you won’t miss out on any of the must-sees and you’ll save time when planning your trip.
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