Teguise is the old capital of Lanzarote. It’s a tranquil, sleepy village Monday to Saturday, but come Sunday, things really come to life with its bustling market. The cobbled streets and main square are littered with market stalls and hundreds of people pouring into the village, from all over the island. Across Lanzarote, it is known as the Sunday Market.
The market begins around 9am running until around 2pm selling all manner of items including clothes, shoes, ceramics, paintings and toys to name a few; don’t forget to haggle. All the local shops are also open.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re feeling hungry in Teguise. There is a plethora of foodstuffs at your disposal, from English breakfasts through to doughnuts and local tapas. When you’re thirsty, get yourself a freshly squeezed orange juice from one of the stalls, or a chilled beer from one of the many bars lining the cobbled streets.
The main square frequently has a band playing and there are sometimes displays of Canarian dancing and music. Teguise market is a great place to buy holiday gifts and a lovely day out in itself.
There are various ways to get to here but we would recommend taking the bus or going by coach on an organized trip.
Starting around tea time and going into the evening on the English clock, the Friday market in the main town square in Costa Teguise offers a great night of entertainment. Surrounded by the many restaurants of the square, an evening meal, some drinks or maybe just people watching followed by shopping and the obligatory bartering with the stall holder is a must. There are the normal watches, sunglasses and holiday gifts at some fantastic prices.