The municipality of Teguise is famous for its beautiful historic center, its beaches, both Famara and the beaches of Costa Teguise and its museums: The timple house museum, the Lagomar, the César Manrique Foundation and the Piracy Museum. And of course, for its markets. Without a doubt, the two markets that you can’t miss are:
Villa de Teguise Market
To visit the most important street market in the Canary Islands, which is located in the heart of the Villa de Teguise, every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the most important thing, for me, is to go early. It is a fairly large market, which covers much of the historic center of La Villa de Teguise, we can spend a lot of time traveling, so if we visit in summer, it is advisable to wear sunscreen to avoid burning. In addition, another advantage of going soon, is that if we want, we can have breakfast in one of the many food stalls that are in the big square.
Artisans and vendors populate the cobbled streets of Teguise. In this market you can find almost everything you can imagine; from clothes of very different styles, costume jewelery, countless souvenirs to take as a souvenir, to crafts of all kinds or typical products of the island’s gastronomy.
Of all the streets, the one that is a must visit is the Calle de los Artesanos where everything we see is completely handmade. In it, it is common to see jewelers, basket makers, leather workers and even cigar workers, an almost extinct trade on the island.
Costa Teguise Handicraft Market
The Artisan Market of Costa Teguise is smaller than the Villa Market, but with a very particular charm of its own. The location couldn’t be better: the Pueblo Marinero, located in the center of Costa Teguise. A place where the architecture of the island can be seen in its streets and patios, which today are populated with restaurants and pubs where you can rest and eat or drink something.
It is a very lively place and has a pleasant atmosphere any day of the week, but especially on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, when the kiosk plaza is filled with stalls with the work of artisans. Undoubtedly in this cozy market we will find more than one thing of our taste, and in most cases true handmade crafts, with care and dedication. To me especially, I like the daring designs of the silversmiths in which they perfectly combine the volcanic stone of the island in their jewels.
You can not miss these markets, both in unique and very beautiful locations, and where we will undoubtedly find memories to take us from our trip to Lanzarote.