Are you planning to visit the Fuengirola market?
This article will cover all the questions you might have!
I have lived next to the market in Fuengirola for a few years and am very familiar with the schedule and the market offerings. On Saturday mornings, we would take a stroll there as a family, with my son hunting for the latest discounted toys, and later enjoying fresh orange juice under the shade of the trees at the cafe by the entrance.
After the pandemic brought the market to a halt, it’s nice to see things are now back to normal and the market days are very popular.
But let’s get to the practicalities.
Here is what you need to know about the Fuengirola market!
Fuengirola Market Days
There are two market days.
TUESDAY MARKET IN FUENGIROLA – the market on Tuesday is focused on fresh produce from local farmers, but you will also see some clothing stalls displayed. Locals like to pop here to get some fresh veggies and fill up their fridges. I have been to the Tuesday market a couple of times and it’s a great option if you live nearby and want to get some better quality vegetables and fruits.
SATURDAY MARKET IN FUENGIROLA – this market is held every Saturday from early morning till around lunchtime, usually, by 2 pm they start packing up the stalls. It’s much bigger than the Tuesday market and has a nature of a flea market. It is also much busier, so you need to beware of pickpockets.
The markets are normally closed when the feria grounds are used for festivals and other festivities.
What Will You Find on the Saturday Market?
The flea market on Saturday covers the full length of the feria grounds and is very popular and busy.
What can you find here?
From old clocks, Barbies, toys, gemstones to old antiques and even bycicles, the range of ‘products’ you can find here is quite big, and yes – many things you will see here are quite random.
I would say the biggest portion of the stalls are clothing sellers and antique sellers. The stalls are distributed evenly on both sides of the main two roads.
Where is Fuengirola Market?
The Fuengirola market is held on the Feria ground, I marked it on the map below – it’s in Los Boliches.
How Do You Get to the Market?
There is a bus stop right in front of the feria entrance, but I’ve only seen the Miramar bus stopping there.
If you’re coming by car, parking is available next to the feria, but unless you come very early in the morning you won’t stand a chance to find many empty spots.
The Feria is very close to the main bus station, it’s about 10 to 15 minutes walk (950 meters) and a similar distance from the main train station.
Frequent Questions about Fuengirola Market
What day is the Fuengirola market?
There are two days when the market is open. On Tuesday when you can buy fresh produce, and on Saturday morning when you can visit the flea market.
Where is the market in Fuengirola?
The market is located on the grounds of the Feria, in Los Boliches, not far from the bus and train station. The address for the market entrance is Av. Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo, s/n, 29640 Fuengirola.
Is the Fuengirola market open?
The market is normally open all year round, apart from days when the feria festivities are held, approximately twice a year.
When is the Fuengirola market?
On Tuesdays (for fresh produce) and on Saturday mornings (flea market).
Is the Fuengirola market open all year round?
Yes, mostly. It is closed only when the feria grounds are used for festivals and feria festivities.
Where is Sunday market Fuengirola?
There is also a small Sunday market held in calle Méndez Nuñez behind the Mosque, which is open till 2pm.
Fuengirola: Recommended Day Trips & Experiences
- Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide – explore the world-famous pathway of the king, and admire the stunning views from the gorge El Chorro. Includes pick up in Fuengirola, entrance to Caminito del Rey and helmets.
- Day Trip to Gibraltar – with pick up from Fuengirola with a minibus, with free time in Gibraltar for shopping and an optional tour of the nature reserve.
- Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour – a more structured day trip with a full tour of the nature reserve, showing you all the highlights, with free time for shopping. Pick up from Fuengirola.
- Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip – see the famous Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, with one of the oldest bullrings in the country, and admire the homes and restaurants built into caves in Setenil. Pick-up in Fuengirola – includes a walking tour of Ronda and a complimentary glass of wine in Ronda.
- Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Tour – see one of the architectural wonders of Spain, the Moorish Palace complex of Alhambra, with free time to explore Granada. Includes pick-up from Fuengirola, tickets to Alhambra and a guide.
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