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Gran Canaria is an ideal place for shopping during your holiday, as the island has over 20 weekly markets and a few annual ones. See which are the best markets in Gran Canaria and where you should go for your souvenir shopping.
No matter where you are staying, you will be able to find a local flea market or craft market close by. In Spanish these are called Mercado Artisanal or Mercadillos, depending on their size and the products that are being sold.
A great number of weekly markets are scheduled during the weekend, but you will also find on our list some options for midweek shopping.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the capital of the island, so it makes sense that the largest city on the island is a great place for clothes, perfumes, jewellery and also souvenir shopping.
The street markets in Las Palmas all take place on Sunday morning, so make sure to visit at least one if you find yourself in the city.
If you want local produce and you want to taste fruits, vegetables and other products native to Gran Canaria, then this is the place to come.
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The markets in Gran Canaria South are the most popular among tourists since here is where the big resorts are located. You'll find plenty of stalls with souvenirs and fake brand items of clothing, handbags and pieces of jewelry, as well as some stalls selling handicraft items (which we encourage you to support).
The Friday market in Puerto de Mogan is one of the largest in Gran Canaria and it has a huge offering of products, from fresh fruits and vegetables to clothes and souvenirs. The crowds are big here on Fridays, so come prepared and watch out for pickpockets.
Following the success of the Friday market, there is another market now held on Mondays, focused on artisanal products, handmade on the island. If you are looking for something more special to buy as a gift or souvenir, then this might be a better choice for you.
Maspalomas market is one of the largest markets in the south of the island. You can come here by public bus since there is a special bus route that brings people to the market.
The rest of the island has plenty of shopping opportunities to offer also; most of the smaller towns inland host their own market or Mercado.
Similar to Santa Brigida and San Lorenzo, this market has fresh products from Gran Canaria: mostly fruits and vegetables. It's a traditional market, so ideal if you want to taste the charm of the island.
A very popular food market for vegetables and fruits. The products sold here and usually more expensive than the ones you can find at the San Mateo Market or San Lorenzo Market in Las Palmas.