Thousands of visitors flock to the inland village of La Villa de Teguise for one thing—the Teguise Market, one of the biggest and most popular in the Canary Islands. Vendors sell leather goods, handicrafts, wine, cheese, produce, and much more. Keep an eye out for local goods, and avoid cheap imported souvenirs and counterfeit items. Afterward, soak up the town’s festive ambience at some of its bars or shops, most of which are open on Sundays.
For a seamless excursion, join a tour of the market. You’ll enjoy round-trip transportation from your accommodation, plus a guide’s assistance in navigating the many vendors and scoring the best deals.
Things to Know Before You Go
Be prepared to haggle. Market prices are always flexible, and bargaining is a quintessential part of the experience.
Take cash—and wear light base layers if you plan to try on clothing, as many vendors won’t have changing rooms.
For a break from the shopping bustle, head to the town’s main square, where folk dancers and musicians put on a weekly show.
Due to narrow, crowded walkways, the market may be difficult for wheelchair users to access.
How to Get There
Located in La Villa de Teguise, Teguise Market is roughly a 20-minute drive from coastal destinations like Arrecife and Costa Teguise. Alternatively, book a market tour to leave the driving and logistics to someone else.
When to Get There
Teguise Market happens every Sunday. Get there early to beat the crowds and have your pick of what’s on sale, or show up right before closing to nab last-minute bargains. Given the market’s size, most visitors spend at least two or three hours there.
Other Attractions in La Villa de Teguise
Once you’ve explored the market, make the most of your time in Lanzarote’s former capital, and discover La Villa de Teguise’s other highlights. Stroll the narrow streets to see the village’s characteristic whitewashed houses, then drop by the 15th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Or, check out the Museo del Timple at the Palacio Spínola, a grand 18th-century manor house. If you need assistance, the tourism office is just steps from the market.
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