[The first and third Sunday of each month.]
Looking for Órgiva’s weekly market? That’s here.
Need a chain-saw, chess set or rainbow-coloured wooly hat? Or perhaps some homemade soap, a window frame or some tools? Head for Órgiva’s flea market and you’ll probably find something.
We don’t know much about the market which popped up recently in the ‘recreation area’ by the Rio Chico. It’s held on the first and third Sunday of each month from around 11am until 2.30pm.
Last Sunday, the Bar Terraza Rio Chico was packed and it seemed it was as much a meeting place for friends as a market, although plenty of deals were being done. Children dashed around, people played instruments, drank and…er…smoked. Let’s say it wasn’t exactly something you’d find on a Hampshire village green, unless things have changed since we’ve been away.
If you go, it’s unlikely you’ll leave empty-handed. There is some beautiful jewellery to had, the ubiquitous joss sticks, bottled juices and loads more – there’s always something that catches the eye.
S bought a jumper for €2 while M was tempted to buy a book about levitation; he needed a lift. The seller also kept upping the price.
There’s another market (presumably still going) at Las Barerras just outside Órgiva. Many of the same people at the Rio Chico market attend this too. Here’s a link to its community Facebook page.
If anyone knows how the markets operate, how to get a stall and so on, please comment below (you don’t need to sign up to anything).
Getting to the market: Find the smaller BP station near the post office (as seen on this map), head to the right and loop around the back of it headings towards to bridge. Go down the road, cross the river under the bridge and turn left. The market is a two-minute walk. (There are other routes but this is easiest to explain.)
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