Local tips & secrets

Local Markets, See & Do, Shopping

Central Market

The biggest market in the city of Las Palmas also known as Red Market (Mercado Rojo – Mercado central) is a common place of the local people to do the daily shopping. It holds 128 stalls and offers a great variety of local products. It is a bit cheaper than the one in Vegueta and gives you a lot of options to choose from. Great prices for good products.

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Open: Monday – Saturday 7.00 – 14.00

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Get lost in a variety of fruit and vegetable!
Various types of local fruit can be found here – figs, bananas, melons, mangoes, papayas, avocados and many more.
Be wise to check a lot of different stalls to compare the prices!

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On the first floor apart of the stalls of fruit and vegetable you can get fresh fish such as sardines, giltheads, red mullets and many more and of course a great offer of seafood – OCTOPUS is a must buy here (Pulpo in spanish).

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In the pharmacy here our group found local honey being sold for a reasonable price!

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A great variety of cheeses and olives…

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On the second floor there are also stalls with fruit that might look not so perfectly organized,  but for sure – they have great fruit for lower prices. We found a nice stall of species and herbs (here you will need a dictionary as everything is in spanish).

In the farther corner there is a small Pasta shop, where the fresh pasta is being made just in front of you!

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Ah and, for sure, some canarian sweets…

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