Street Market of Roquetas de Mar

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Street Market of Roquetas de Mar

Street Market of Roquetas de Mar
3.5
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3.5
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VicNorthampton W
Aguadulce, Spain1,261 contributions
Couples
The last two reviews have shown that they have no idea about the area and did not do a fair assesment before makeing a review. The first one was told not to go because of pickpockets and so didnt go!!! How can they then write an unfair review. It is in fact perfectly safe as long as you take the same precautions you would in any large crowd anywhere in the world.
The last review below this obviously did not stray far from the hotel. They were in a new part between a very large old town and a very large new holiday resort. 4 shops and 6 restaurants!! rubish hundreds each, Roquetas de Mar is a district capital for gods sake. The Grand Plaza is a huge shopping complex, the sea life centre and water park are close to the market, how can they miss all that.... walk out of the end of the street and look before making false or misleading reviews.
The market is full of local colour, regional foods , clothing and just about all you could look for in a market. Churros,chocolate and coffee to enjoy while also drinking in the atmosphere. Well worth a look. I totaqly agree with Lauren D below.
Written December 24, 2012
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lauren d
Roquetas de Mar, Spain1 contribution
Solo
El Mercadillo de Roquetas de Mar is a "hidden" little treasure. Every Thursday, vendors arrive early to set up for the morning to sell everything from food- veggies, fruit, nuts and candy, olives and meat and cheese to cheap clothing and shoes, trinkets, pots and pans... you name it, you'll probably find it. Market happens rain or shine (as you may guess, less vendors come and less shoppers too...)

I'm living in Roquetas de Mar (Sept 2011- May 2012)- curious to know more about Roquetas and what's nearby: www.roamingtheworld.wordpress.com
Written March 22, 2012
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RobertBovington
Roquetas de Mar, Spain3,966 contributions
Couples
Those of you who know me will know that I don't like shopping. What's worse is that a few years ago they moved the Street Market from the area around Juan Carlos Avenue and the Bullring to Avenida de la Europa - a 100m from where I live!
So, every Thursday the area is noisier than normal, there is nowhere to park and around 2pm rubbish gathers in the nearby streets, especially if it's windy!
To be fair, the street cleaners do quickly clear the rubbish!
I have given a 3(Average) rating instead of a 1(Terrible) score because I know most people here like the market. My wife does also.
My wife has 'dragged' me to the market on a couple of occasions when she wanted my opinion on some cushion covers (I think) and I will concede that as markets go it is not bad. Clothes, shoes, fruit and veg, ironmongery, curtain material and much more can be purchased for less than local shop prices.
There are a couple of places to get a drink (albeit in paper cups) and, at the entrance, you can buy roast chicken and chips.
Written May 6, 2016
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nerrad
Surrey,UK13 contributions
The street market in Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Spain must be one of the largest I have seen while abroad, it is held on a dual carriageway stretching from the Avenida de Espana down almost to the beach, a distance of over half a mile and occupies both sides of each carriageway, it sells everything under the sun , from clothes to furniture, fruit & vegetables to motorbikes, a terrific experience and one can bargain with the stall holders for a good deal. It is held on the first Thursday each month and is well worth a visit if hoildaying in the area.
Written July 30, 2011
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teresa2308
Alvaston, UK20 contributions
Solo
I booked a day trip with Jet2 tour rep to visit this market, bit of advice on wear some comfortable shoes to do this market,, I had a fabulous day walking down the street looking at all the bargains that was on offer, I made a few purchases & stopped to have a drink at one of the near by coffee stalls
There was stalls & stalls of beautiful crisp cotton outfits, dresses, tops, jumpsuits, shorts, jeans, handbags, jewellery, sandals, shoes, swimwear, everything you would need for your hols & gifts for friends & family, I found all the market stall sellers very friendly & helpful ,takes a couple of hours to do the whole market, & there are lots of stalls selling food, nuts, sweets, fruit, I’d say there is something for everyone & at bargain prices there is also a huge shopping centre right across the road with restrooms, eating area, & lots of designer stores,
Written June 25, 2018
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choosey738
Manchester, UK144 contributions
Couples
This Market is certainly worth a trip.It is a huge market & has just about everything, not only that it's cheap also! There are bag, jewellery, clothes stalls, to name but a few & the fruit & veg' stalls are really good.. Brilliant quality, at a really good price. One stall had nearly all the fruit at 80 cents, bargain price.The market also has lots of food & drink stalls, where you can have a sit down with a tasty snack.
The market tends to close at about o'clock & is situated opposite the Grand Plaza Shopping Mall.I think all the buses from the Roc Golf Trinidad Hotel Area go there.
We went twice while we were there & picked up some real bargains.
Written November 8, 2017
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Glensgems
13 contributions
Couples
The Street Market in Roquetas De Mar is held every Thursday from 10am-2pm. It sells anything & everything & is well worth a visit. It is interesting watching the locals fighting for clothing on stalls charging 2 euros per item. I found myself doing exactly the same on a stall selling 3 items of jewellery for 1 euro! I bought a necklace & 2 bracelets. The necklace alone was priced 7 euros on the back. I have received lots of compliments when wearing them back home. There is also a large fruit & veg market there, everything fresh & cheap. Tip: Go about 12.30pm when it is less busy.
Written October 2, 2018
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Kam499
Accrington, UK80 contributions
Family
So in truth, ww didnt feel Roquetas was the best or most exciting resort we have been to (depends what your after).

However, one of the parts of the week was the market. With hundreds of stalls and some real decent bargains, this is not to be missed.

Not really for young children as it is very busy but luckily we had childcare arrangements sorted with another family membee so ww could relax.

Written July 2, 2017
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Gill Murphy
Sowerby Bridge, UK439 contributions
Friends
This market is on every Thursday morning, it's ok. If you have been to one Spanish market you have been to them all. This is not the best I have visited, but it passed a morning. It's only 2 lanes big, but they are very long lanes. The best part was the fruit and veg stalls. Very fresh fruit at a very good price.
Written June 9, 2017
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TheRestlessTraveller
Northop Hall, UK341 contributions
Couples
Having travelled to many places one of the things you become aware of is the local market. Whether as a novelty or out of genuine curiosity you start to added this to your holiday experience. Over time you maybe even able to differentiate between good and poor qoods or even become an expert haggler. Whether produce market, arts and crafts, local trade goods you get a eye for them all. Some will be great memories, some less so.

Roquetas' Thursday market is unfortuntaly a very middle order market, too much geared towards tourist goods that will rarely stand the test of time. More a piece of fun and modest entertainment than for true bargain hunters. It lacks the authenticity of more regional markets and the repetition of clothes and accessories can take the shine of some very good produce stalls. If you want to idle away a couple of hours people watching and maybe picking up some fresh fruit or a pair of stylish sunglasses that may make it to the end of your holiday then this will be for you. If you are looking for something more traditional then you may well be disappointed.

An interesting experience if a bit too touristy.
Written July 31, 2016
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