Nerja Markets

Nerja Markets

Do you want to explore the authentic lifestyle of the Costa del Sol?

Discover the magic of the markets in Nerja, a must-visit destination for those seeking everything from delicious fresh products to unique second-hand treasures.

In this picturesque corner of the Costa del Sol, markets are not just places to shop but windows into the culture and local life. For a hassle-free visit, and since Nerja is about 40 kilometers from Malaga airport, consider hiring a car in Malaga with a full/full fuel policy and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Nerja with the freedom to move at your own pace.

In this post, we will guide you through the charms of its markets. Keep reading to discover more!

Outdoor Markets in Nerja

Nerja Market

The Nerja Market is held every Tuesday throughout the year, except on holidays, and is an essential event of local life. Located on Calle Mirto, within the Urbanización Almijara, this outdoor market is a meeting point for both residents and tourists.

Food enthusiasts will find cheeses, sausages, olives, and a selection of local delicacies that reflect the rich culinary culture of Andalusia. Additionally, you can purchase spices and herbs to bring a taste of Andalusia home with you.

Olives from a stall at the Nerja flea market
Olives from a stall at the Nerja flea market | nerjalovers.com

The Nerja market is also a treasure trove for collectors and seekers of curiosities, offering a variety of second-hand items, books, records, art, and small furniture.

With a lively and welcoming atmosphere, the Nerja Market invites you to enjoy the colors and aromas that characterize this unique shopping experience.

Nerja Market Schedule

Every Tuesday of the year from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

How to Get to Nerja Market

To get to the Nerja Market from the center of Nerja, the best option is by car. Head towards the N-340 road heading east towards Almería/Maro. The market is approximately 1.4 kilometers away and is usually well signposted with indications to Urbanización Almijara.

From Malaga, take the A-7 motorway eastbound, following signs towards Almería. You’ll need to take the exit directing towards Nerja and, once in the city, follow the signs on the N-340 road towards Urbanización Almijara.

Where to Park at Nerja Market

To park at Nerja Market, there are options for free parking nearby. The recommended parking is located next to Urbanización Almijara III, very close to where the Market is located.

Nerja Flea Market

The Nerja Flea Market is a event very similar to the traditional market, but focused on the particular world of antiques, second-hand items, and various curiosities.

It takes place every Sunday, providing locals and tourists with the opportunity to buy outdoor curious objects ranging from books, records, furniture, and art pieces to jewelry, antique toys, and decorative items.

Nerja flea market, in the Plaza de España
Tuesday street market in Nerja | costasunshine.com

Undoubtedly, it’s the perfect place for those seeking hidden treasures, unique pieces with history, or simply enjoy the pleasure of browsing through what others have left behind.

Nerja Flea Market Schedule

Every Sunday of the year from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

How to Get to Nerja Flea Market

If you’re coming from Nerja, head towards the N-340 road eastbound. The Nerja Flea Market is located in the same place as the Nerja Market, so you can follow the usual signage for the latter.

From Malaga, take the A-7 motorway eastbound towards Almería and, once in Nerja, look for signs to Nerja Market.

Where to Park at Nerja Flea Market

To park at Nerja Flea Market, you can use the same recommended parking options as for Nerja Market.

Nerja Night Craft and Art Market

During the summer months, some squares and streets in Nerja come alive at night with small craft and art markets, such as the Nerja Night Craft and Art Market that usually sets up in Plaza de España for a few weeks during the summer.

This market is not only an opportunity to acquire crafts and unique products, but also to experience Nerja’s vibrant nightlife in a more cultural and relaxed way.

Spectacular night market of crafts and art.
Spectacular night market of crafts and art.

The selection of products at this night market reflects the rich artisanal culture of the region, with local artisans presenting their creations ranging from jewelry to artwork and handmade souvenirs.

Going to Nerja’s night craft market is the perfect complement to summer nights, allowing visitors to enjoy cooler temperatures and the beauty of the illuminated municipality while exploring the creations of local artisans.

Nerja Night Market Hours

During the summer months from 18:30 to 00:30.

How to Get to Nerja Night Market

Starting from Malaga, take the A-7 motorway heading east towards Almería and continue the route until you approach Nerja. Once there, follow the signs to the city center.

The night market takes place in Plaza de España, located in the heart of Nerja. Once in the center of the municipality, the square is easily accessible on foot from any central point or accommodation in the city.

Where to Park at Nerja Night Market

To park, you can search for parking in nearby streets or in public parking lots in downtown Nerja.

Being located in a central area, parking options are usually varied, including street parking where it’s possible to park for free or paying at parking meters, as well as paid public parking lots.

During peak season, downtown Nerja is filled with visitors attracted by its wide cultural offerings. We recommend looking for free street parking options. It will be much more convenient for you to access!

Covered Markets in Nerja

Nerja Municipal Market

Although on a smaller scale compared to the large markets in cities like Madrid or Barcelona, the Nerja Municipal Market offers an authentic shopping experience where locals and visitors can find fresh and quality products at the best prices.

Main entrance to the Mercado de Abastos
Main entrance to the Mercado de Abastos | nerjatoday.com

Located in the heart of the city, this market offers stalls of fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and other local products.

How to Get to Nerja Municipal Market

If you’re staying in downtown Nerja, you can easily walk to the market.

If you’re staying outside the center or coming from Malaga, you should follow the directions to reach downtown Nerja from the A-7 motorway.

Where to Park at Nerja Municipal Market

Being located in the heart of the city, finding parking in the surrounding streets near the market can be difficult, especially on days of high attendance or during the tourist season.

However, there are several public parking lots nearby, such as the one at Balcón de Europa, which, although paid, is within a reasonable walking distance from the market.

Other Shopping Areas in Nerja

  • Calle Pintada and Calle Cristo: These are Nerja’s main shopping streets, where you can find a mix of traditional and modern stores ranging from fashion boutiques and accessories to souvenir shops and local crafts.
  • Balcón de Europa and Surroundings: Although better known as a tourist attraction for its stunning sea views, the area around Balcón de Europa hosts souvenir shops, jewelers, and boutiques.
  • Plaza de España: Located near Balcón de Europa, this square is a more modern area where you can find fashion, footwear, and accessory stores.

In conclusion, Nerja’s markets are the living embodiment of local culture and tradition, offering residents and visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere where the community comes together to share, sell, and celebrate the richness of culture. Undoubtedly, a great recommendation if we’re talking about things to see during your trip to the Costa del Sol.

During your visit, you can also take the opportunity to see Frigiliana, another of the most popular white villages in the province of Malaga, and taste Andalusian cuisine with tapas in Nerja or its restaurants.

Map of Markets in Nerja

In the following map, you can see where the different markets and shopping areas of Nerja are located to plan your visit and enjoy these spectacles of local life to the fullest.

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