Although the country houses in Casares, Manilva and Gaucin offer lots of activities, sometimes you like to wander down the mountain towards the coast to visit for example the flee market in Sabinillas. Held every Sunday morning on the Manilva Feria grounds, offering bric a brac, fresh fruit, spices, maroccan decorative items, clothes,.. Something different for a lazy Sunday morning. Have a look!
The flee market is located on the Manilva Feria grounds. On the coastal road you turn inland at the Lidl roundabout in Sabinillas and after approximately 700 m you will find the market on your left hand side. It starts at approximately 9am and finished at 2.30pm. every Sunday, except holidays.
Andalusian Antiques & bric-a-brac
The market has a lovely atmosphere and you will find a wide variety of Andalusian ‘antiques’. Sometimes you will find real treasures! It can be furniture, ceramics or old agricultural utensils. I remember to have found a lovely small painting, picturing an alley of a white Andalucian village for 25€. I re-framed it and now everyone asks where I found that little pearl. Maroccan lamps, tables, ceramics and ironwork is another style you will find here. Don’t forget to negotiate. Often you get better prices here than in Marocco itself.
Herbs, Spices and fresh Veggies
The other reason I like to go to this market is the wide variety of fresh herbs and spices and the delicious fruit and vegetables. The scents of fresh ginger, coriander or basil mixes with those of garlic and olives. Seasonal fruit you can’t find better and cheaper anywhere. The first kilos of strawberries have found their way into our stomachs again.
Jewelry, craftswork and cloths
And ofcourse, you will also find a vast set of stands offering the most lovely craftsworks, jewelry and cloths. A joy for our teenage girls. They always seem to find something of their liking. I think the Ray Bay sunglasses, Golce & Dabana handbags and Fillbigger perfume sales would not be allowed in our northern European countries, yet here it is blooming business!
Anita Schmidt | 20th January 2014