Market in Teguise

Market in Teguise

Distributed over streets, squares, shops and restaurants, the the largest and most famous market of Lanzarote, the Market in Teguise, takes place every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm in the former island capital in La Villa de Teguise.

On the stands with a total sales area of ​​more than 4,000 square meters you will find everything from fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, flowers, traditional crafts and art, jewelery, clothing, shoes, as well as cheese, wine and bakery specialties.

For children there is a children’s playground, for emergencies there are pharmacy, health center and ambulance. The whole market area is also easy accessible to people with disabilities. If you need cash, also a cash machine not far.


The market of Teguise can be easily reached by bus lines 1, 11, 12, 13, 25 or by one of the numerous special buses from the tourist centers.
For visitors arriving by car, there are about 3000 parking spaces available around the towns marketplaces.





Teguise, Lanzarote

Approaching from LZ 30, the former capital of the island, Teguise is easy to find. In 1852 Teguise had to give up its title with a heavy heart to Arrecife. However Teguise is a small town with a lot of charm and ambiance, winding streets and historic buildings. Parking is easy.

One should definitely visit Teguise twice: once during the week when Teguise shows it’s quiet and contemplative side, and on a Sunday when the town comes alive. Colouful and flamboyant weekend markets attract the crowds. Market sellers and artisans present their wares – haggling is the order of the day for kitsch, junk and hand-made crafts.

Throw yourself into the fray and be inspired by the vitality and the spirit of the town. The market closes at 2pm, but keep your eyes peeled when you stroll through the lanes of Teguise. In certain backyards there’s live music to be found.

Since the 90s, the church hall of the former monastery “Convento de Santo Domingo” is a venue for art exhibitions, entry is free. “Plaza de la Constitución” has several attractions. Built in the 15th century, the gothic style church “San Miguel” is eye catching and one of the oldest religious buildings on the Canary Islands. Unfortunately, the doors to the inner part of church, where the statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe are closed to most visitors.

Opposite the church is the 18th-century “Palacio Spínola” which now houses a spinola museum. Spinola is a guitar-like instrument played in the Canary Islands, having its origins in Teguise. Even if you’re not interested in the history or construction methods of the spinola, the Palacio is worth a visit. The beautiful courtyard and interiors are a prime example of 18th century Canarian architecture. To the left of the Palacio is “La Cilla”, a small house. In this former tithed building, farmers had to give a part of their grain harvest as taxes. How fitting that today a bank now occupies this historic building.

Wander through the winding alley ways and discover a myriad of surprises: workshops where ancient handy crafts are produced, galleries with interesting works of art and presentations, cozy cafes with small, beautiful courtyards and earthy pubs. Next to the ancient theater of Teguise is the restored “Palacio Marqués de Herrera y Rojas”, now home to the Restaurant “Palacio del Marqués”. Prices for tapas and wine are definitely on the heavy side. Ordering less than a whole bottle of wine, will more than likely incur a derogatory reaction.

Leaving the town towards Haría is “Castillo Santa Barbara.” Either follow the signposted footpath and walk up the hill, or drive in the comfort of your car. Views over Teguise are fantastic . In the past the Castillo served as an observation post for the Lanzaroteños. Oncoming attacks by pirates could easily be seen and population warned. Interestingly this historic building is now a pirate museum.

On the outskirts of Teguise is what looks like a Pet cemetery. Works od art have been created from old broken toys, mannequins and other junk item. Museo Mara Mao” is a freaky and wacky cabinet of curiosities. Good that tastes differ and art remains a matter of taste.

The Market in Teguise is every Sunday in the whole town. There are many stands for clothes, accessories and food.


Haría, Lanzarote

The town of Haría is the capital of the municipality of the same name on Lanzarote.
Haria lies surrounded by Volcanos, in the north of Lanzarote, in the “Valley of the Thousand Palms” and there is no other place on the whole island where canary palms grow in such a variety.

It is said that whenever a girl was born in Haría, a new palm tree grew.

Haría - Haria Lanzarote MarketHaría was often exposed to invasions and pirate attacks throughout his history. In the most devastating of 1586, almost the entire palms were burnt down. The neoclassical buildings at the Plaza de la Constitución date the 19th century, when Haría was temporarily the seat of a constituent assembly. Especially in the 1950s, when during the Franco era many inhabitants moved their homeland in Haría towards South America, Haría suffered under a land run. To this day some of the houses are empty.

Center of the village of Haría is the long, shaded Plaza León y Castillo with laurel and eucalyptus trees. At the eastern end of the square stands the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, reconstructed in 1956 after a heavy storm. Near the Plaza de la Constitución lies the Taller Municipal de Artesania handicraft center, where traditional embroidery, baskets and cloaks are made.
Around the ecclesiastical holiday of San Juan (June 24 to 27 June) colorful salt mats with different motifs are laid out on the streets. This happens during the day and one can observe the people at work before the next day a procession with St. Juan destroys these salt pictures.

In the cemetery of Haría you will find the grave of the artist and conservationist of the island, César Manrique, who moved to a farmhouse, which he rebuilt in 1988, and on 25 September 1992 in his old age Of 73 years he died after an car accident.

Haría is one of the seven municipalities of Lanzarote, with a total population of 4,755 (1 January 2015) on a total area of ​​106,58 km².
The address of the municipal administration is: Plaza de la Constitución, 1, 35520 – Haría,

Website: www.ayuntamientodeharia.com

Haría is know as the valley of thousand Palms, the Saturday Handcraft-Market is a good destination for a trip. César Manrique lived here the rest years of his life, you can visit his house (Museum) every day.