Most Thursdays – from 9am to about 1.30pm – there’s a market in Órgiva. It’s in the north part of town in the municipal car park. To the visitor, it’s an interesting way to spend an hour browsing among the stalls. An artisan market is in the nearby plaza. See the map in our main Guide to the town (opens in new window).
If you can, it’s best to walk into town as parking is more tricky, although there are – in 2022 – two fields to park, the largest near the medical centre a few streets away.
There’s a wide variety of things including vegetables, fruit, spices, plants, clothes, shoes, toys, plants, sunglasses and knickers, millions of them.
If you’re used to ‘artisan’ food markets selling cured meats, organic meat and bottled carrot, blueberry and nettle juice, forget it.
What struck us was the amazing variety, size and quality of fresh produce. We bought a huge bag of super-lovely tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, aubergines, herbs, peaches, green beans and lemons for about 8€. It kept us going until the next week’s market (in London, ONE aubergine costs £1 – around 1.10€).
Lunch at Baraka – a stone’s throw from the market – is a great way to relax with a mint tea and falafel wrap. Baraka is a local favourite – and anyone who knows Órgiva will probably tell you that.
Other ‘local’ markets in this part of La Alpujarra include: Lanjarón (Friday); Cañar (Wednesday); Pampaneira (Monday); Bubion (Tuesday) and Saturdays; Capileira (Tuesday); Trevélez (Wednesday).
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